With the introduction of New York’s bike share program, bicycles have become readily available for New York residents and tourists throughout the city. However, with this availability also comes a rise in bicycle accidents and injuries. In 2012, more than 49,000 bicyclists were injured and 726 lost their lives in bicycle accidents. These numbers are unfortunately on the rise because of the popularity of bicycles as a mode of transportation.
For more than 25 years, the experienced travel bike accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have been helping injured bicycle accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Our legal team is dedicated to serving the needs of our clients and helping them get through the difficult road to recovery.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycles offer minimal protection, often only the helmet that is worn by the rider. As such, individuals injured in bike accidents face unique legal and physical challenges. Our New York bicycle accident attorneys specialize in handling catastrophic bicycle accident cases for victims suffering serious injuries, such as:
- Head injuries, including concussions and brain damage
- Fractured and broken bones
- Injuries to the spine, such as paralysis
- Back and neck injuries
If you are on vacation when you are injured in a bicycle accident, you may easily be overwhelmed dealing with your injuries and the legal matters of your claim. The travel accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are dedicated to helping injured bicycle accident victims. We know the law and have the experience necessary to get you the full extent of the compensation that you need, even if you are a tourist.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists share both the roads and the responsibilities with other motorists. However, unfortunately, motorists do not always respect the rights of bicyclists. Often, this lack of respect results in serious accidents, with the bicyclist getting catastrophically injured.
There are many causes of bicycle accidents, including:
- Motorist distraction and inattention
- Motorist failure to yield at an intersection
- Motorist failure to look both ways at intersections
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Motorist turning directly in front of a bicyclist
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another motorist, you need to hire an experienced bike accident lawyer in New York to protect your legal rights and get you the compensation that you are entitled to.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we have over 25 years of experience in successfully pursuing bicycle accident claims on behalf of residents in New York and from other parts of the world. We have the knowledge and resources to aggressively pursue your case and help you get the outcome that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our travel attorneys, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.