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LONG ISLAND BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS

Bicyclists 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. But you can still get hit by a driver who wasn’t paying attention.

At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our Long Island bicycle accident lawyers have secured millions of dollars in compensation for people who have been seriously injured in all types of catastrophic accidents. When you choose our firm to represent you, you can trust that:
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We bring a unique level of understanding to the injuries people suffer in bicycle accident cases. 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.
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We provide personalized service and stay in constant communication with our injured clients. When we take on your case, law partners Stephen Cohen and Richard Jaffe will be working with you directly. You won’t be handed off to a paralegal or an assistant. We will even give you our cellphone number so you can reach us whenever you need to talk about your case.
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We thoroughly investigate your accident and pursue maximum compensation. Our skilled bicycle accident lawyers will identify every possible liable party and fight for full and fair compensation. This could include going through the driver’s insurance, your own policy (for uninsured or hit-and-run drivers), or other parties such as the maker of a defective auto or bicycle part.
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We are dedicated to connecting you with the support you need. In the immediate aftermath of your accident, our team will work to make sure you have a good doctor and the care you need to heal from your injuries. We will also work to get your bicycle repaired or replaced.

With more than a century of combined legal experience, our Long Island bicycle accident lawyers are committed to fighting for justice for those who have been hurt by careless drivers. Schedule a free case consultation with us today by calling or filling out our online contact form.

A BIKE ACCIDENT LAW FIRM WITH PROVEN RESULTS

Every bike accident case we handle is different. That’s one of the reasons we take the time to get to know our clients and listen to their stories. We believe that this type of personalized attention gives us the edge we need to fight for maximum compensation for you.

Some of the results our firm is most proud of include:

$200,000+

VERDICT

Our client was riding his bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street in Brooklyn when he was hit by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign. The bicyclist suffered a fractured hand. The driver accused the cyclist of being intoxicated. However, at trial, Richard Jaffe discredited the defendant’s toxicologist expert through cross-examination. In the end, the jury rendered a verdict for our client in excess of $200,000.

$175,000

SETTLEMENT

While biking through a large, busy intersection in Queens, without the benefit of biking lanes, our client was hit by a pickup truck driver who was making a left turn. The bicyclist suffered a fractured ankle, requiring an extensive operation. Evidence seemed to indicate the driver had a green light. However, our firm was able to obtain the timing for the traffic signals at the intersection. With the help of an accident reconstruction expert, we defeated the motorists’ motion to dismiss the case and instead secured a settlement during opening statements.

$100,000

DECISION

Our client, an avid bicyclist, was cycling to work in the Bronx with the flow of traffic when a passenger in a taxi opened the cab’s door without looking, knocking the biker to the ground. The bicyclist suffered a fractured arm and scarring on his hand. The insurance carrier did not want to pay. However, at a binding arbitration, our firm established the taxi was responsible for the accident, and we obtained a decision for the full limits of the taxi cab’s insurance policy.

Because the circumstances surrounding every case are unique, it is impossible to predict how much compensation you could be entitled to without a consultation. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bike crash, we encourage you to schedule a free, no obligation case evaluation with our knowledgeable Long Island bicycle accident lawyers today. Call or fill out our online form to get started.

COMMON CAUSES OF LONG ISLAND BIKE ACCIDENTS

Cyclists throughout Long Island and New York City 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 also play a part. But you have a right to use the road, too, and drivers are ultimately accountable if they run into you.

Our Long Island bike accident attorneys have extensive experience working with a variety of injured clients: those cycling for sport or exercise, people commuting by bike, bicycle messengers and children riding bikes. We are committed to holding drivers accountable when they are negligent by:

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

No matter what caused your accident, any collision with a vehicle can lead to severe injuries that could impact your life for a long time to come. If you have been hurt, schedule a free case consultation with us today to discuss how we can help you pursue the compensation you need to recover from your injury.

WE FIGHT FOR CYCLISTS’ RIGHTS

At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we know that injuries from bicycle accidents can be severe and disabling. We also know that cyclists often get blamed. We are here to help you get your life back on track and to fight for full and fair compensation. In these types of cases, our Long Island bicycle accident lawyers frequently demand:

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Payment for past and future medical bills
Compensation for lost wages
Payment for damage to your bike
Compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured

If you have already been contacted by an insurance company: Do not sign anything or agree to a settlement without consulting with one of our attorneys. Insurance companies will try to push you into accepting a low settlement offer before you understand your rights. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible. Our goal is to pursue maximum compensation for you.

Call or contact us online to talk to one of our experienced Long Island attorneys today. We offer free consultations, including evening and weekend appointments. We handle bike accidents in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and throughout New York City.