Children, the elderly, college students, people with limited incomes, the environmentally conscious—every day the streets of the Bronx, Queens, Long Island, and other communities in and near New York City host millions of pedestrians and bicyclists. Unfortunately, drivers of private motor vehicles, taxis, and buses often fail to take proper precautions to protect vulnerable walkers and bikers.

Who Pays For Pedestrian And Bike Accidents

If a person was hit by a car while walking or on a bicycle, there may be several sources of compensation available for the medical bills, lost wages, and other losses that result from a serious injury. This is true even if the accident was caused by a hit and run driver or the victim was not in a crosswalk. If you would like to speak with an attorney from our Mineola law firm, the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C., please contact our office and arrange a free consultation.

Our lawyer may ask about your health insurance, your auto insurance policy's medical and uninsured motorist provisions, a policy covering the driver of the auto, or a policy covering another member of your household. If your bike accident resulted from defective equipment, or an unsafe bike route, you may have additional claims available.

Calculating The Full Cost Of A Catastrophic Injury

A victim of a bicycle or pedestrian accident, whether wearing a helmet or not, is likely to suffer a serious or catastrophic injury, or permanent disability such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), a broken knee or pelvic fracture that leads to later arthritis, or a spinal cord trauma or injury that results in quadriplegia or paraplegia.

Our lawyers enlist the help of medical and economic experts to see that the full extent of an injury due to a pedestrian or bike accident is accurately described for the jury and the insurance adjustor.

Attorneys Helping Injured People

If a member of your family was seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian or bike accident, it is important to discuss your claim with a lawyer before signing any settlement agreement. Please call 877-791-8076 or e-mail our Mineola, New York, office to arrange a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. It is our goal to see that every client at our firm recovers full and fair compensation for his or her loss.