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Bike & Pedestrian Accidents

Aggressive New York Bike and Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Fight for Your Full Compensation

Experienced personal injury attorneys have served NYC clients since 2004

Bike and pedestrian accidents are common occurrences in New York City. They often involve serious injuries due to the victims’ lack of external protection. If you are in such an accident, you will likely be dealing with recovery from your injuries, medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, insurance claims and stress related to all of these. The Case Handler team at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP in New York City have recovered more than $100 million for accident victims throughout New York. We will work tirelessly to help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.

Main causes of bike and pedestrian accidents

Despite New York City’s Vision Zero initiative, bike and pedestrian accidents are still frequent on the city’s streets. They are typically caused by:

  • Unmarked crosswalks — Accidents often result when pedestrians or cyclists cross streets where motorists are not expecting them.
  • Left-hand turns — Cars may collide with bicyclists when one of them is making a left-hand turn. Pedestrians in a crosswalk can also be struck by a car that is turning left.
  • Distracted driving — Motorists may be texting, talking on a cell phone, listening to music or engaging in some other distractive activity, leading them to hit a pedestrian or cyclist.
  • Visibility — Pedestrians and cyclists are often victims of night-time accidents, sometimes due to failure to wear reflective clothing.
  • Driveways — Bicyclists and pedestrians may get hit by a car pulling out of a driveway and not paying attention.
  • Road defects — Cracks in the sidewalk, potholes or a lack of proper traffic signs can all lead to accidents.
  • Car doors opening — A biker may hit a car’s driver-side door as it opens or may swerve into traffic to avoid it.

Our seasoned personal injury attorneys can investigate the cause of your accident and determine the parties who may be held accountable for the damages you sustained.

What to do after a bike or pedestrian accident in NYC

If you are injured in a bike or pedestrian accident, it is important to follow these steps:

  • Remain calm.
  • Call 911.
  • Get license and insurance information from the motorist, cyclist or other person involved in the accident.
  • Take pictures of the accident site and your injuries.
  • Seek medical attention.

Then, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to advise you on your potential claim.

Contact a responsive New York City personal injury law firm for a free case evaluation

If you are hit by a motor vehicle while biking or walking in New York City, it is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can effectively pursue your claim for money damages. The Case Handler team at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, we will advocate aggressively for you and fight for full compensation. Schedule a free case review by calling 929-223-4195 or contacting us online.

Recent Settlements
  • Over $100 Million Recovered

    Helping Injured Victims in New York and New Jersey Since 2004

  • $1,500,000

    Rear End Car Accident Results in Herniated Disc (New York County)

  • $831,803.85

    Rear-End Car Accident (Bronx County)

  • $485,000

    Uber Driver Rear Ended in 3 Car Collision (New York County)

  • $250,000

    Rear-End Car Accident By Drunk Driver Results in Severe Injuries to Both Knees (Queens County)

  • $182,500

    Car Accident Results in Right Shoulder Injuries (Bronx County)

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Adam Handler Esq.
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Since 2004, I have been obtaining justice for accident victims by making sure they receive full compensation for their injury, medical bills and loss of income. To date, the total recovery for my clients has been over $100 million dollars. The law provides for a one-time recovery in personal injury actions making your choice of personal…

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Matthew Goodstein Esq.
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I have been fighting for the rights of victims since 2008, whether it be for the rights of those injured in accidents, those injured in workplace accidents, or crime victims.  I believe that the best resolutions come from attorneys that are invested in their clients – and that is the type of relationship that The…

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