What To Do If Injured In A Bicycle Accident?

Bicycle Accident Attorney

Every year thousands of New Yorkers are injured in bicycle accident. Just like in a car accident, if you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. As a bicyclists you are covered under New York No-Fault Insurance Law. This means that a bicyclist injured in an accident in New York may apply to have the medical bills and lost wages paid while recovering from the accident. However, having medical bills paid for the treatment of the injuries is much simpler than recovering compensation for pain and suffering.

Steps To Take Right After a Bicycle Accident

  • The first priority after a bicycle accident is health and safety. Get to safety as soon as possible.
  • Contact the police and remain at the scene of the accident until the police arrive.
  • Collect information of all persons involved in the accident and any possible witnesses, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate numbers, insurance information
  • When police arrives state your version of what happened
  • Get the accident report number and the police precinct that responded to the accident

    In the initial adrenaline rush after the accident, you may feel rattled, but unhurt. However, that may change after a few days and you may begin to notice soreness and stiffness. A bicyclist involved in an accident should seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident, even if there are no signs of a serious injury. A medical examination may discover more injuries than you have thought initially. Getting to the doctor not only will help you to speed up recovery, but it will also help to document the injuries you sustained during the accident.

Statute of Limitations in A Bicycle Accident

Under New York Statute of Limitations a car accident victim has 3(three) years from the day of the bicycle accident to file a lawsuit to recover damages. If a lawsuit is not filed before the statute of limitation has run, recovering for damages becomes almost impossible. Most cases are resolved without filing a lawsuit. But, the claims process can be slow. Seek advice from an experienced Accident Lawyer as soon as possible to begin the process.


Another key deadline is the 30-day window for making a claim under New York No-Fault Insurance Law Provisions. To have the insurance company cover medical bills and to receive compensation for any lost wages, a proper written notice to the insurance company must be filed within 30-days of the accident. If this deadline is missed the cost of medical treatment may fall on you.

How Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

After a bicycle accident the last thing anyone needs to worry about is insurance forms and deadlines.  Getting advice from an experienced New York Personal Injury Lawyer will free you of any concerns for deadlines, insurance forms, timely court filings, insurance adjusters and many other nuances and will help you recover for the property damage and all other damages that you’re entitled under the law.

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