New York City has installed miles of new bike lanes and adopted the Vision Zero campaign to give cyclists the ability to travel on city streets safely. Good driving habits can’t be legislated, however, and negligent motorists continue to strike bike riders who lack any protection beyond a helmet. Whether you were hurt on your own bike or while using a share such as Citi Bike, Aguwa & Metu, P.C. in Jamaica, Queens works tirelessly to achieve the financial compensation you seek to pay your doctor’s bills, replace wages that you’ve lost and cope with the pain you’ve experienced.
Our proven New York personal injury attorneys deliver exceptional advice, advocacy and service to clients who have been hurt when their bicycle was hit by a car or truck. We are familiar with the common types of accidents that injure cyclists, such as:
We’ve built a strong reputation across the five boroughs and Nassau County for providing valuable assistance that helps victims of negligence get the legal relief they need to move forward after a bicycle accident or some other type of injury.
When two cars crash, the auto insurance policy of each driver typically covers the expenses associated with their own injuries. Bicyclists usually don’t have this type of coverage, so the driver’s auto insurer should be responsible for reimbursing riders who have been struck. However, insurance companies can be difficult to deal with and might look to delay payment or try to force a victim into a settlement that is not sufficient to address the harm. Having a determined attorney on your side can level the playing field.
Cyclists are particularly vulnerable to dangerous street conditions. A double-parked car, a damaged roadway or a traffic light that isn’t operating correctly could trigger a life-changing accident. In these situations, the city or other parties who weren’t directly involved in the collision might bear some fault for your injuries. When litigating bicycle accident cases, our firm looks at every individual and entity potentially liable for damages.
After a collision, there are often vastly different stories about what precipitated the crash. Even now, many drivers aren’t used to sharing the road with bicycles and might claim that the rider was acting erratically. When accounts diverge, it is especially important to act quickly and retain a lawyer who is used to investigating crash scenes, interviewing witnesses and consulting with experts who can assess evidence to reconstruct what occurred.
Aguwa & Metu, P.C. assists bicycle accident victims throughout the five boroughs and Nassau County. If you or someone close to you has been struck by a motor vehicle while cycling, please call 718-739-4444 or contact us online for a free consultation at our Jamaica, Queens office. We schedule appointments in Lower Manhattan by appointment only.