New York City Bicycle Accident Injury Prevention
New York City is filled with unlicensed, distracted and uninsured drivers, ranking it amongst the top cities in the country with the most dangerous streets and sidewalks. When riding a bike in the City, you are generally at the mercy of these drivers, even when you are in a bike lane or “safely” crossing the street. This is perhaps why bicycle injuries are so prominent in New York City, leaving bicyclists in pain and frustrated in trying to recover damages.
The New York City bicycle attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. have extensive experience helping bicyclists recover the full compensation they are entitled to from insurance companies. We will aggressively go after each of the parties responsible for your injuries.
Serious Bicycle Accident Injuries Deserve Serious Legal Help
Bicyclists are not afforded the same luxuries when it comes to protection as other automobiles. The lack of steel frames and seatbelts make bicyclists more vulnerable to serious injuries, especially when the accident involves cars or trucks that are significantly larger and more powerful than the bicycle.
Some of the serious injuries that our New York City bicycle attorneys commonly see when a bicyclist is involved in a collision with an automobile, include:
- Knee pain
- Neck and back pain
- Numbness, tingling or pain in the hands and feet
- Abrasions and lacerations
- Muscle cramps
- Serious sprains and strains
- Fractured collar bone
- Head injuries, especially brain trauma in bicyclists who were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident
Regardless of what type of injury you have suffered, our dedicated attorneys will help you get the monetary compensation you need to get the medical treatment you deserve.
How to Avoid or Prevent Serious Bicycle Injuries
Although some bicycle injuries are simply unavoidable, there are certain steps you can take to avoid or reduce the likelihood of suffering catastrophic injuries when involved in an accident, including:
- Wearing a properly fitted helmet
- Using protective gear, such as knee and elbow pads
- Making sure your bicycle is the right size for you
- Routinely checking your bicycle’s mechanical components
- Riding defensively and using common sense
- Being aware of your surroundings, and weather and road conditions
- Taking breaks when your body needs it
Our New York City bicycle Attorneys Are Here to Help
When injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve full compensation for your injuries. You need to work with attorneys who understand what you have been through and who can help you make your life easier post-injury. We will take care of the legal aspects of your claim, while you take care of your injuries.
If you or a loved one was involved in a bike accident resulting in serious injuries, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C. at (212) 584-2494 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New York City bicycle attorneys.
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