Experienced New York Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Representing Victims of Bicycle Accidents in the Hudson Valley, NY
The bicycle was invented in 1817. Now more than 200 years later, bicycles are widely appreciated as an effective means of not only getting from point A to point B, but also improving physical and mental health, reducing traffic on urban roads, and helping the environment. But rather than recognizing the positive impact bicyclists have on communities like ours in the Hudson Valley, vehicle drivers too often see bicycles as a nuisance and don’t share the road as they should, leading to bicycle accidents. What we’ve found as personal injury lawyers—and as many studies and statistics support—in most bicycle accident cases, the bicyclist was not the one at fault. At Dupée & Monroe, P.C., our goal is to hold car drivers accountable for the bicycle accidents they cause. Get in contact with a bicycle accident lawyer if you’ve found yourself in an accident.
Legal Help for New York Bicycle Accident Victims
Most bicycle accidents occur at intersections and generally involve a bicyclist travelling in a straight line at the time of the collision with a motor vehicle. Car, truck, and bus drivers are also known to cut bicyclists off, drift into bike lanes, and honk at bike riders. Specific situations and maneuvers resulting in bicycle accidents include:
- A motor vehicle driver strikes a bicyclist from behind
- Failing to yield the right of way to bicyclists
- Failing to see a bicyclist when making a left turn
- A motor vehicle driver passes a bicyclist on the left and turns right across the bicycle’s path
- A bicyclist traveling next to parked cars lined up on the street strikes a car door opened by the driver
- A motor vehicle driver exits a driveway or parking lot into the path of a bicyclist
Bicycle Accidents cause the Most Serious Injuries
The Hudson Valley should qualify as bicycling heaven, whether you choose to cruise on pavement, pedal through sand, or tear through gravel and dirt. We have nearly every type of riding, from hilly to flat to rolling, much of it through small towns, farmland, and forests. The reality is, however, bicycling is a very dangerous activity, even if you’re not navigating through New York City. In the event of a bicycle accident, what should be heaven can quickly turn into hell. Bicyclists involved in collisions with motor vehicles frequently sustain serious personal injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, and nerve damage.
Speak with an Experienced Hudson Valley Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of your injuries and damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call Dupée & Monroe, P.C. as soon as possible to set up a free initial consultation. We are here to represent victims of bicycle accidents in the Hudson Valley, in Goshen, Orange County, New York City, and beyond. Save all information and materials related to your bicycle accident, including photos, receipts, witness phone numbers, and clothing. These items can help build your claim.