2% of all Traffic Accidents Happen on a Bicycle
Bicycle transportation is one of the most common and cost-effective means of transportation in the United States and throughout areas of New York, especially New York City and parts of Long Island. In the United States, there are approximately 515,000 emergency room visits from bicycle accidents each year. In addition to causing devastating injuries, bicycle accidents can also be fatal when a cyclist is struck by a motor vehicle.
Bicycle crash fatalities have been on the rise the past few years. With 800 total deaths in 2012, just over two people every day of that year in the U.S. lost their lives in a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle. According to the CDC, adolescents between the ages of 15 and 24 and adults 45 and older have the highest mortality rate from bicycle accidents with automobiles. Bicycle accidents represent approximately 2% of the people killed and injured in traffic crashes in a given year.
If you or a loved is the victim of a bicycle accident in or around Long Island, New York City, or New York State, we want to hear your story.
It’s the Law, You Have a Right to Compensation
As a cyclist or even a pedestrian, anyone struck by a vehicle in New York State is entitled to medical benefits, regardless of who caused the crash or their state of residence. At TonaLaw, our bicycle accident attorneys handle all types of claims involving cyclists, including but not limited to:
- Motorists who back out or pull into a road in front of or in the path of a cyclist
- Motorists who fail to give cyclists enough room on the shoulder
- Motorists who cross over into the bicycle lane
- Motorists who fail to travel at a reasonable speed when passing cyclists, causing them to lose their balance and possibly swerve off the road
If you were in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of a motorist in New York, our law firm is here to represent you in the recovery of compensation rightfully owed to you under New York State law. We handle all types of bicycle accident injuries including:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Broken bones, road burns, scarring or disfigurement
- Dislocation of a joint or joints
- Brain or spinal cord trauma
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Wrongful death involving bicycle accidents
We Will Fight for You and Your Loved Ones
Our Suffolk County law firm brings a diverse background to the table, allowing us to effectively and efficiently advocate for each client. We have a combined 38-year track record of uncompromising ethics! Our unrelenting litigation prosecution allows us to provide superior legal services to clients who suffer from injuries sustained while riding a bicycle throughout Long Island, New York City and New York State.
The TonaLaw Advantage
At TonaLaw, we are a client first practice. Our attorneys and support staff utilize our extensive legal experience and litigation acumen to represent personal injury clients aggressively, always seeking all remedies available to our clients under the law.
TonaLaw is a no fee law firm – We get paid when we win your case!
If you or a loved one are suffering from a bicycle accident due to the negligence of another, contact us today at (631) 780-5355 or toll-free at 1-844-TONALAW or by filling in the form below.