Bicycle & City Bicycle Accident Lawyer
More and more people are choosing to get around by bicycle. Most cities devote increased resources to constructing bike lanes. With the increase in ridership comes an increase in bicycle accidents. Because cyclists do not have the protection offered by motor vehicles, they are at a significant disadvantage when hit by a car, truck or van. As a result, injuries are often severe and life threatening.
Call a Qualified Bike Accident Lawyer
If you were involved in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, it is important to learn about your rights and legal options. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, lost income, the costs of rehab, and pain and suffering. At Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner not only knows that clients are suffering, he knows how to fight to obtain maximum compensation. Call the firm or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Attorney Mitchell Proner at Proner & Proner Law Firm handles all types of bicycle accidents, including those caused by:
- Cars turning into the paths of bicycles
- Drivers opening a vehicle door into the path of a bike, known as dooring
- Vehicles backing up without seeing a bicycle or checking the blind spot
- Cars running stop signs or lights
- Drivers driving in the bike lane
- Drivers who double-park
Bicycle riders injured by motor vehicle drivers suffer catastrophic injuries that include traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other serious head injuries, broken bones, lacerations, internal injuries and spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Victims may not fully recover, never returning to work or resuming their normal activities. The firm seeks maximum compensation for riders injured because of the negligent acts of drivers of automobiles, trucks and other vehicles.
Negligent Drivers and More a Major Factor
Negligent drivers include those distracted by cell phones, driving drunk, speeding and other traffic violations, and failing to check their surroundings. However, some accidents may be the result of a third party’s negligence. Missing or obscured street signs, severely damaged road surfaces and even unleashed dogs can contribute to bike accidents and be the responsibility of a third party, not another driver. The firm’s attorneys will investigate to determine exactly how your accident occurred.
Call an Experienced Bike Accident Attorney
If you were injured while riding your own bicycle or a City Bike, you may be eligible for compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who knows how to be successful. Contact Proner & Proner or fill out our online contact form.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.