More than 50,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents in 2008 according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). More than 700 people were fatally injured as a result of a bicycle accident during that same year.
Manhattan Bicycle Injury Lawyers
If you or a family member has been injured in a bicycle accident,contactan experienced lawyer at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. We represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in bicycle accident claims.
Protecting Bikers from Negligence
Drivers have a responsibility to look out for bicyclists and exercise a high level of care to prevent accidents. While passengers of cars have a sturdy vehicle, air bags and seat belts to cushion the impact of a violent collision, bicyclists are completely vulnerable and without any form of protection, with the possible exception of a rider’s helmet. When bicyclists are struck by a car, truck or other motor vehicle, they may be thrown from their bike, thus exposing them to the possibility of severe neck and spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, other serious injuries, and even death. Even when bicyclists are hit at low speeds, the size and weight of motor vehicles may cause severe injuries or even death, especially if the bicycle is hit head-on by a vehicle and crushed. At Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C., we fight for victims and the families of fatally injured victims. We have advocated passionately on behalf of thousands of injured clients and have helped many injured bicyclists. As one of New York’s premier firms, our experience in cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death claims is difficult to match. Over the last decade alone, we have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of accident victims.