Severe Bicycle Accident Injuries
If you or a loved one has been hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bike, the injuries can be very serious. Contact our office today to find out how our experienced Buffalo attorneys can help you recover compensation for severe bicycle accident injuries. We also a free initial consultation and case review.
Severe Bicycle Accident Injuries | Compensation
Given the severe nature of their injuries, one of the most immediate and pressing concerns to arise for the victim of a bicycle/motor vehicle accident is who will pay their medical bills. Under New York’s “no-fault” insurance law, the other driver’s no-fault insurance covers the injured cyclist’s medical expenses without regard to who caused the accident. But often times, the payment of medical bills alone is simply not enough. In cases where the injured cyclist suffers “serious” injuries due to the fault of the driver, or in cases where the cyclist’s medical expenses exceed $50,000, New York law then permits the injured cyclist and/or their family to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
Severe Bicycle Accident Injuries | Examples
Generally speaking, injuries are deemed “serious” under New York law if they result in death, fracture, disfigurement, or permanent loss or use of a body organ or body part. In such cases, the injured cyclist can pursue a claim for economic damages and non-economic damages in court. Economic damages include all past and future medical expenses related to the accident, along with past and future lost earnings, property damage, and any other out-of-pocket expenses or losses the cyclist incurred as a result of the accident. Non-Economic damages include compensation for pain and suffering, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and loss of society or a spouse.
Contact Our Office Today
If you or a loved one is the victim of a bicycle accident, you need knowledgeable and experienced Buffalo accident attorneys by your side. We have decades of experience in handling injury cases in Buffalo and the greater Western New York area. Let us begin work on your case today. An early and exhaustive investigative effort is important to ensure your best possible outcome. With the passage of time, crucial evidence may disappear and vital witnesses’ memories fade, which is why it is so necessary to allow our office to begin working on your case as soon as possible.