Who Is At Fault For Bicycle Accidents?
Bicycles are treated as vehicles, meaning cyclists must obey the rules of the road but they may also file a personal injury claim if hit by another vehicle. However, riding a bike does not mean you are free from fault in an accident. Fault is still determined by how the accident occurred.
For example, if you were hit because a car ran a red light, they are likely at fault. On the reverse, if a car collides with you because you ran a red light, you will probably be at fault. You are still required to follow usual rules of the road when biking.
Fault will always need to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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Our attorneys at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, have over 60 years of experience helping New York bikers who have been injured in accidents. We will investigate every aspect of your case to get the awards you deserve.
Insurance companies present many pitfalls that harm people’s claims. We can navigate this process for you. We enlist the help of top doctors and experts to help prove our clients’ full financial needs. We never settle for less than what our clients deserve, so you can count on us to negotiate with insurers and fight until you have the results you need.
Your financial compensation should cover all medical costs, as well as any monetary loss from missing work or being unable to return to work.
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Bikes are treated as vehicles, but the injuries bikers suffer are often far worse than those in other vehicles. Our lawyers have a reputation for earning the results clients need.