Experienced Long Island Bicycle Accident Lawyer
In Smithtown and other areas of Long Island, people ride bicycles for fun, sport, transportation, and, occasionally, for professional courier services. When biking goes as expected, the benefits include exercise, fresh air and convenience. Sometimes, however, bicycle riding leads to dangerous moments, including accidents. Bicycle accidents are often serious because of the bicyclist’s lack of protection such as a vehicular body.
Legal Counsel And Recovery After A Bicycle Accident
You may be looking for a Long Island bicycle accident lawyer after being hit by a car, a truck, a bus or another bicycle. Perhaps a pothole or a stray dog resulted in a bicycle crash that left you injured. At Futterman, Lanza & Pasculli, LLP, our personal injury lawyer, Barrie Bazarsky, will devote her time and knowledge to helping you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Problems And Solutions In Bicycle Accident Cases
Bicycle riders have the legal right to ride in the same lanes that cars travel in. However, drivers of cars, trucks and buses often say, after hitting bicycles, that they did not see those bicycles in time to steer clear of them. Proving that a driver was negligent is part of the strategy of many successful personal injury claims involving bicycle crashes.
Besides the unfair treatment that bicycles get in traffic and in liability, bicyclists are vulnerable because of their exposure. An occupant of a car or truck may receive some protection from a seatbelt and the car or truck body, whereas a bicyclist does not have such protection. The bicyclist may fly into the air and hit the ground hard as well as strike the car or truck that hit them. This scenario results in many serious, catastrophic and fatal injuries to bicyclists.
Another complication with bicycle accidents may be the challenge of finding a hit-and-run driver. If the police do not find the driver who fled the scene, attorney Barrie Bazarsky, as your personal injury lawyer, may bring in a private investigator. Ideally, the hit-and-run driver will be held responsible. If necessary, attorney Barrie Bazarsky can help you tap into your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your auto insurance.
Get Answers And Get Your Bicycle Case Underway
Our Long Island bicycle accident lawyers will support your rights and maximize your recovery. With offices in Smithtown, Bay Shore, and Garden City, our law firm primarily represents clients throughout Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County) and the Metro New York area.