If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident in Babylon, a lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
How We Will Fight for Your Rights
In order to recover the compensation you need and deserve after you are injured in a bicycle accident, your lawyer will fight for your rights at the negotiating table and in the courtroom (if need be).
We Will Investigate Your Accident
First, we will investigate the accident. This will help us uncover evidence such as:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Witness statements
Video footage and photographic evidence can also prove what caused your injuries. That way, we will know who to hold accountable for your resulting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We Will Prove You Are Owed Compensation
With this evidence we gather, we will prove that you are owed compensation. In order to do this, we will show that your case meets the following criteria:
- You were owed a duty of care to be kept safe while on your bicycle.
- The liable party failed to meet this duty through an act or omission of negligence.
- This failure resulted in your bicycle accident.
- This accident resulted in your injuries.
We Will Guide You Every Step of the Way
We argue your case to fight for the money you are owed. This may mean negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf to get the best possible settlement for you and your family. It may also mean presenting your case to a judge or a jury. Either way, we will be by your side every step of the way, looking out for your best interests in this difficult time.
Proving Negligence in Bicycle Accident Cases
There are various negligent acts and omissions that can cause bicycle accidents, but here are some of the more common ones:
- Drunk driving
- Drug-impaired driving
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
These negligent driving behaviors put everyone on the road at risk, including bicyclists. Under these circumstances, a driver may find it difficult or impossible to see and respond to a bicycle in time to prevent an accident.
If not for their negligence, you would never have been in a bicycle accident, and you would never have faced the challenges of your resulting mounting medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. With the help of a lawyer serving the Babylon area, you can hold the liable parties accountable for their negligence in your bicycle accident through a personal injury lawsuit.
Even if you believe you may be partially responsible for the bicycle accident, that does not mean you are out of options. In fact, according to CVP §1411, you only have to prove that you are less responsible than the parties you are suing. If you can do that, you can potentially recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Once your lawyer investigates the circumstances surrounding your case, they will be able to give you a better idea of how comparative negligence may affect your claim or lawsuit. You and your lawyer can also discuss how your contribution to the accident may affect the damages you can recover.
Damages You Can Receive in a Bicycle Accident Case
There are two main types of compensatory damages you can recover after a bicycle accident: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are meant to compensate you for your financial losses due to your accident and injuries. This includes coverage for your past and future medical bills, including the following:
- Hospital stays
- Prescription costs
- Physical therapy
- Psychological services
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
You can also recover economic damages for your lost wages if your injuries prevent you from working. If your injuries prevent you from seeking work in the future, you can pursue economic damages for your lost earning potential, as well.
If you lost your loved one in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover economic damages to cover your late loved one’s medical bills and lost wages. You also may be able to cover their lost future earnings and burial expenses, as well.
You can recover non-economic damages for your intangible losses, including your physical pain, mental suffering, and inconvenience. If you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, you can seek damages for their pain and suffering, as well as your own, due to their passing.
Contact the Attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, Today
The sooner you give us a call, the sooner we can get started safeguarding your rights after your bicycle accident and fighting for what is yours. We offer you a free consultation to learn more about how a lawyer in Babylon from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, will fight for you and your family. Call us today at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Babylon, call 516-358-6900