Bicycle Accidents
Attorneys in Queens

Bicycle Accidents Attorneys in Queens, NY

Queens Office

163-07 Depot Road, Suite 101
Flushing NY 11358

104-70 Queens Blvd., #501
Forest Hills NY 11375

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Queens has over 200 miles of bike paths, bike lanes, and greenways, making it one of the most cyclist-friendly boroughs in the city. Bikers can ride from Astoria Park all the way to Jackson Heights to do chores, visit friends, and try amazing food. Cyclists can even ride into Manhattan via the Queensboro Bridge Bike Path, making it easy to commute into the city for work.

But Queen’s cyclist infrastructure does not guarantee that bicyclists are safe from accidents caused by negligent drivers. Bike accidents in Queens are still a risk, even in protected bike lanes, and bike accidents in New York City are up by 43 percent in 2020.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a bicycle accident caused by the thoughtless actions of a reckless driver, you deserve justice. The Queens bicycle accident attorneys of Hurt511 can help you recover compensation for your injuries and medical bills and hold the motorist accountable for the harm they’ve done.

Call 1.800.HURT.511 or fill out our free case evaluation form to review your legal options with an attorney today.

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Are Bike Accidents Common?

Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are more common than you might think. In 2015, 45,000 cyclists were injured in crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  And, sadly, 857 bicyclists killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2018, according to the NHTSA, an increase of more than 6% compared to the year before.

Where Do Bike Accidents Happen?

Bicycle accidents can happen anywhere and anytime cyclists and motorists are sharing the road. However, according to the NHTSA, the majority of bicycle accidents occur in urban areas, like Queens and the New York metro area and in non-intersection areas. Bike accidents are equally as likely to happen during daylight and as during nighttime.

How Can Cyclists Avoid Bike Accidents?

There are some important safety precautions that cyclists can take to protect themselves, according to the NHTSA, including:

  • Wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet at all times during bike rides
  • Obeying traffic signals, signs, and lane markings
  • Riding in the same direction as traffic is moving
  • Using front and rear lights, red reflectors, and reflective clothing when riding at night

However, cyclists can take all the right safety precautions and still get injured or even killed if a motorist is driving recklessly. Motorists have a responsibility to drive safely and share the road courteously with cyclists and pedestrians. If they don’t, and you get hurt, you have the right to get justice with the help of an attorney.

What Should I Do If I Was the Victim of a Bike Accident?

If you were hurt in a bicycle accident, the first thing you must do is call 911. Seek immediate medical attention, because when a crash occurs between a cyclist and motorist, the cyclist is the one who is most likely to be hurt. Even if you don’t think you’re hurt, or if you aren’t in pain, you should still visit a doctor to make sure that you don’t have an internal injury or any other “invisible” injuries.

If you’re able to, take photos or videos of the scene of the accident, taking care to capture:

  • The car or truck that hit you
  • The condition of your bike after the accident
  • Any road conditions that could have contributed to the crash
  • Any visible injuries you may have sustained

Be sure to also get the contact and insurance information of the motorist who struck you, as well as the contact information of anyone who witnessed the crash. This evidence will be very important if you decide to contact an attorney.

An experienced bicycle accident attorney in Queens can use the evidence you gathered to prove fault or negligence on the part of the motorist. This can help improve your chances of a successful outcome and settlement.

What Could I Recover in a Bike Accident Lawsuit?

The amount of compensation you could recover for your injuries, medical bills, and other damages depends on the unique circumstances of your case. No two bicycle accident lawsuits are the same. But in general, the type of compensation you could recover through a successful bicycle accident lawsuit includes the following.

Economic Damages, which means compensation for financial losses that occurred due to the accident, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to earn a living
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Non-Economic Damages, which means compensation for losses that are not financial in nature, but are no less important, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Anguish and trauma
  • Loss of life’s enjoyments
  • Loss of consortium with a spouse or partner

Call 1.800.HURT.511 to speak with an attorney who can tell you what your case could be worth.

How Does Hurt511 Work?

In just four simple steps, Hurt511 can help with your case:

  1. Fill out this form or call 1.800.HURT.511.
  2. Take 30 seconds to answer a few questions to see what your case is worth.
  3. Connect with attorneys in your area who will fight for you—always on a contingency-fee-basis.

4. Receive your settlement.

You Have the Right to an Attorney

Your right to legal representation after your bicycle accident is protected, no matter what your immigration status is. If you or someone you love was hurt in a bike accident in Queens, don’t hesitate to call the attorneys of Hurt511. Just 1.800.HURT.511 and you will be connected to a Queens bicycle accident lawyer who will fight on your behalf for justice.

1.800.HURT.511 has a track record of success recovering large settlements on behalf of bike accident victims in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey. Call 1.800.HURT.511 for a free case evaluation today.