Established New York Attorneys Fight for Victims of Bicycle Accidents
Reputable law firm provides personalized legal representation for injured cyclists
Although New York City has made significant improvements to traffic safety in recent years, bicyclists are still vulnerable to negligent and aggressive driving throughout the five boroughs. If you are like many New Yorkers, you ride your bike to commute or as part of your actual job. So, a serious accident not only causes you pain and runs up your medical bills but can keep you out of work for an extended period of time. At The Tacopina Injury Firm, our attorneys are ready to provide the quality legal representation you need to hold negligent parties accountable for your bike accident. We fight hard to ensure you get the full, fair compensation you deserve.
Common injuries from car-bike collisions in NYC
Bicyclists are at great risk because they are exposed when they ride. Cyclists face three distinct dangers on congested city streets: impact with a vehicle, secondary impact with the pavement, and crush injuries beneath vehicles. Common injuries that result include:
- Concussions, fractured skulls, and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spine injuries
- Broken bones, especially collarbones, wrists, ribs and legs
- Internal injuries
- Lacerations and punctures
- Wrongful deaths
Danger comes not only from moving motor vehicles but also from pedestrians darting into traffic and vehicle occupants opening their traffic-side doors without looking.
Overcoming obstacles to achieve full, fair compensation
To claim compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove someone else was at fault for the accident. In many cases, cyclists face an uphill climb because of the perception that they don’t obey traffic laws. When a cyclist is hit in an intersection, there’s often a presumption he or she ran the stop sign or traffic signal.
Our attorneys understand how prejudicial these notions can be, so we thoroughly investigate your case, interview witnesses, and consult with accident reconstruction experts. We do everything possible to gather hard evidence that puts your actions in a favorable light. Our skilled litigators draw on more than 80 years of combined experience to present a compelling case for your recovery.
Contact our tenacious bicycle accident attorneys serving the greater NYC region
A serious bicycle accident can impact your health and your finances for years to come. That’s why The Tacopina Injury Firm fights to obtain the maximum compensation possible. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 347-246-5102 or contact our Manhattan office online.