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Bicycle Accidents

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Bicycle riders are leery of motorists, and with good reason. You can use reflectors, helmets and hand signals. You can obey the traffic laws and do everything right — and still get hit by a driver who wasn’t paying attention.

Cyclists Have a Right to the Road and a Right to Be Seen

At Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we know that injuries from bicycle accidents can be severe and disabling. We know that cyclists often get blamed. We are here to help you get your life back on track and recover full and fair compensation, including damage to your bike.

We fight for your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Long Island personal injury lawyers handle bike accidents in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and throughout New York City. Se habla español.

Long Island and NYC Bike Injury Lawyers

Cyclists face unique and constant dangers. You share the road with automobile drivers who are paying attention to other cars, not bicycles. Blind spots and the difference in speed play a part. But you have a right to the road, too, and drivers are ultimately accountable if they run into you.

Trial lawyers Richard Jaffe and Stephen Cohen have handled a wide range of bicycle accidents: cycling for sport or exercise, commuting by bike, bicycle messengers and children riding bikes. They have the experience to establish the driver’s negligence:

  • Failing to yield when turning left
  • Cutting off a cyclist when turning right
  • Changing lanes or drifting into a bike lane
  • Slow-and-go at a stop sign
  • Opening a car door
  • Following too close
  • Pulling out or backing out
  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving

Maximum Compensation for Serious Injuries

A helmet and pads may mitigate the damage, but they cannot completely protect a bike rider from serious or permanent injury, including head injury, back and neck injury, broken bones, lacerations and road rash. Richard Jaffe is a licensed EMT as well as an attorney. His experience providing trauma care to accident victims enables him to understand what you are going through and what your needs will be on the long road to recovery.

We are committed to securing full damages, through the other driver’s insurance, your own auto policy (uninsured or hit-and-run driver) and any other liable parties. We are also committed to helping with the immediate aftermath, from finding good doctors to getting full value for your demolished bike.

Before you talk to an insurance adjuster, call our New Hyde Park law firm at 516-358-6900 or contact us online. Our Long Island bicycle accident lawyers offer a free consultation, including evening and weekend appointments.