Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Bicycles

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As a law firm that’s helped numerous clients with their personal injury claim, the Enza Brandi Law Firm, PLLC is painfully familiar with the damage that can be caused by a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. It is important for drivers to observe safety laws and share the road with cyclists to reduce the risk of being involved in a car accident.

Operating a vehicle safely and being aware of your surroundings will ensure a safer roadway for all. Nonetheless, accidents do happen. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, 2014 saw a total of 5,827 collisions involving collisions of motor vehicles and bicycles; out of which 5,647 or 97% of persons injured were the bicyclists. Additionally, no drivers were fatally injured whereas 47 bicyclists were killed. It clearly follows that bicyclists have a much higher risk on the road.

Not all roads have shoulders or designated sections for bicyclists to ride on, therefore it is important for drivers to yield the right of way to bicyclists and to share the road by slowing down or moving over when cyclists are noticed on the road. Who wouldn’t like going cycling on a Sunday piercing through the morning breeze!? Let’s keep it fun and safe!

For bicyclists, it’s important to be fully aware of your surroundings to reduce the risk of an accident. But what do you do if you just got hit by a car while riding your bike? At the scene, the best you can do is making sure you remove yourself from the open road and call 911. If possible, get the driver’s information by looking at his/her license to confirm. Taking pictures will greatly help your claim later-on.

 

You should immediately contact an attorney to guide you through the process to avoid incriminating yourself which may reduce the value of your claim. Enza Brandi, Esq. is a qualified trial lawyer and has handled many motor vehicle accident claims in Long Island. Personal Injury cases are handled on a contingency basis meaning no recovery equals no fee. She understands how devastating such accidents can be physically and economically. She has the experience to thoroughly evaluate your claim and stand by you every step of the way.

Do not hesitate to contact us at (631) 757-7471 or by e-mail at eb@enzathelawyer.com if you have found yourself in an accident and are not sure what to do next. The Enza Brandi Law Firm, PLLC is located in Huntington, Long Island, NY and is led by Enza Brandi, an attorney with almost 25 years of experience

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