Hudson Valley Bicycle Accident Attorneys
We Fight for Injured Cyclists
If you or a loved one was harmed in a bicycle accident, do not wait to speak with a lawyer at The Ahearne Law Firm about the details of your injury. You may have been seriously injured and left facing exorbitant medical bills, not to mention lost earnings from missed work. Our Hudson Valley bike accident attorneys can fight for fair compensation on your behalf, to help you rebuild and move on with your life. Your future care and financial security are our priority.
Our team can help you to recover compensation for:
- Present medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damages
Experienced, Honest Representation
After a bike accident, you need an advocate who will passionately defend your best interests. Our team understands how compassionate representation combined with skilled legal knowledge can provide the necessary resources to help our clients recover from their injuries. We take great pride in ensuring our clients have access to everything they need to recover, rebuild, and move on.
Bicycle Accidents from Unsafe Roadways
Bicycle accident cases present factual and legal issues that are different than regular automobile accident cases. These are not simple matters and having an attorney who knows about bicycle injures is important. The view from the saddle is different from that in an automobile.
When a tire gets caught in a road rut, or goes off a ledge in an area that is being paved, in most instances, the State owes a non-delegable duty to keep the roadways in a reasonably safe condition. This responsibility is on the Roadway Owner – City (such as NYC) – State – Local County (such as Orange County, NY). There is no obligation on the Municipalities to keep the road absolutely perfect. To show that the City or State is at fault, the Plaintiff has to show that the State created the dangerous condition, or was aware of the dangerous condition and did nothing to fix it, before the danger caused the accident.
Keeping roadways safe is also not always about the condition of the roadway. For example, the intersection of 97th Street and Columbus Avenue was designated as a high pedestrian/bicycle crash location. As a result of the continued accidents at that location, the City put into place modifications at the intersection including new walk signals, discussed pedestrian safety bump outs and other roadway signs.
Safety Tips for Cyclists
While some bicycle accidents are unavoidable, many others can be prevented. Cyclists should always follow these safety tips when on the roadways to minimize their risk of injury.
- Maintain control of your bicycle.
- Avoid riding in construction areas, and if you do, pay attention.
- Use lights at night, including headlight and tail lights.
- Wear bright clothing.
- Wear a helmet.
- Be visible.
- Be alert to your surroundings.
- Use hand signals before you turn.
- Ride with traffic and not against traffic.
- Obey all rules of the road.
- Watch out for driveways, especially by malls.
Serving Clients in Warwick, the Hudson Valley & Beyond
An injury has the power to change your life – this is why we are devoted to honest and approachable guidance throughout the process. When you make the call for a free consultation, we begin that process with you and do everything we can to help you achieve your legal goals and maintain your rights. If you want to find out how to recover fair compensation after a bicycle accident that left you injured or caused the death of a loved one, our Hudson Valley attorneys are here to help.