Bike And Pedestrian Accidents Are Becoming All Too Common
Picture this: You are crossing the street during a busy Manhattan day when a vehicle comes along and runs you over on your bike or even as a pedestrian. Unfortunately, accidents like these are becoming all too common on New York City streets. People are in a hurry. They are distracted. They may be on their phone texting or talking, and you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Put Experience On Your Side Against Big Insurance Companies
At The Bagley Firm, P.C., we represent people who have been involved in an accident while biking or walking. Bike accident attorney Nicholas Bagley has experience working on the defense side of insurance claims. He understands what strategies the insurance company will use to minimize your accident or deny your claim. He can fight for your case.
Call us to discuss your injury claim today at 718-705-7999. We’ll even visit you in the hospital, if necessary.
Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable
In 2014, fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents included 268 bicyclists and 47 pedestrians. Additionally, accidents injured almost 15,000 pedestrians and 5,647 bicyclists.
We assist clients in proving negligence cases against the at-fault party in an accident. Our goal is to obtain the highest settlement for your case. We can help hold the negligent driver accountable for your injuries.
Top Five Factors Contributing To Negligence In Accidents
There are many reasons why accidents happen. These factors can contribute to proving the other party’s negligence in your case.
According to the most recent statistics from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the top five contributing factors in accidents were:
- Driver inattention/distraction
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield right of way
- Unsafe speed
- Improper passing or improper lane usage
Drivers can and should be held liable for negligence when they cause accidents. You may have a claim for pain and suffering from your injuries or if a loved one was killed.