A convenient and fun way for tourists to see New York is to rent a bicycle. Bicycle rental companies, such as Citi Bike, have become popular in the city. Renting a bicycle allows visitors to sight see at their own time and leisure, without having to worry about the confines of a tour bus.
Although riding a bicycle may be fun for visitors, it can also be dangerous. This is especially true for tourists who are unfamiliar with the streets and culture of New York. Unfortunately, the increase in popularity of bicycles as a mode of transportation has also increased the number of accidents involving bicycles, especially for tourists and foreigners.
Important Tips For Injured Tourists
When you are injured in an accident in a foreign country, you may feel scared and helpless. This is especially true if you were injured while riding a bicycle. It is important to know that even tourists riding in foreign countries, including New York, have a right to seek compensation for injuries against the party who caused the accident.
While each country has its own laws, your ability to get the money damages you deserve largely depend on the steps you take immediately following your accident. Some important steps you should consider after a bicycle accident include:
- Getting contact information for the party who caused the accident
- Getting contact information for any witnesses to the accident
- Seeking immediate medical attention, even if you think your injuries are minor
- Contacting the police and ask them to prepare a report that portrays the details of the accident
- Consulting with an experienced travel accident attorney in New York
Call a Travel Law Firm Today!
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident while on vacation in New York or any other foreign city, you should immediately consult an experienced travel accident attorney. With the right legal help, you can be confident that you will get the full extent of the compensation that you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced travel lawyers, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.