A collision between your bicycle and a vehicle could leave you with life-changing injuries, the inability to return to work, and damaged or destroyed property. A Nassau County bicycle accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will explain how to build a case for personal injury compensation. We will present your case to the at-fault party’s insurer or, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, to a judge and jury if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
Your potential compensation package will likely include recovery of short-term and long-term medical bills, lost income, and other expenses. In addition to such items of economic loss, we will also work to win recovery of your non-economic losses, such as mental and emotional trauma. These forms of loss, or damages, are discussed further below.
When we represent you, we build your case with evidence we collect for you. We also handle communication with the at-fault party and their insurance company, file all relevant insurance and legal forms, and ensure that your case meets all applicable deadlines. You do not have to fight for justice on your own.
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- Hold the At-Fault Driver Responsible for Their Negligence
- Our Legal Team Supports You from Start to Finish
- Get a Free Consultation Right Away
Hold the At-Fault Driver Responsible for Their Negligence
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many bicycle vs. vehicle collisions are avoidable when drivers and bicyclists obey the rules of the road and pay careful attention to one another. If the driver who caused your accident did so because of distraction, inattention, or another form of neglect, our Nassau County bicycle accident lawyers will fight to win the various forms financial compensation mentioned above for you, together with such other damages that are unique to your situation
Proving Your Economic Damages
Your bicycle accident injuries are likely to require immediate and ongoing medical attention. Proving the costs of your economic damages typically means gathering all bills, receipts, and estimates related to your tangible expenses. With our team’s guidance and direction, you have the ability to hold the at-fault driver responsible for the following types of economic damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future income loss
- Property damage or destruction
Every case is unique, and you could be entitled to recoverable damages that are not on this list. Our team will ensure that your economic damages are thoroughly and accurately assessed before assigning a final value to your case.
Proving Your Non-Economic Damages
Proving the value of your intangible damages is typically more challenging. These damages do not have predetermined “hard” costs, so they are usually based on the extent and duration of your injuries. We will value and attempt to recover the following types of non-economic damages:
- Impaired quality of life
- Diminished quality of life
- Physical disfigurement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
Because non-economic damages are subjective, we are careful to ensure that yours are accurately valued. A bicycle accident lawyer from our team will prepare your accident case to fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Protect Your Right to Seek Compensation
The state of New York determines the time you have to file a lawsuit for financial compensation, and compliance with this state-mandated timeline is critical. If you fail to meet the filing deadline, your case will be dismissed before it is ever heard and you risk being unable to seek compensation at all.
Our team will explain the timing allowed by New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 if you choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. If your loved one succumbed to injuries that stemmed from a bicycle accident, you have our firm’s deepest sympathy.
If you have lost a loved one in a Nassau County bicycle accident, we extend our heartfelt condolences. We consider it a privilege to represent the surviving family members of bicycle accident wrongful death victims. We are determined to win the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
We will make sure that you understand the timing allowed by Estates, Powers & Trusts § 5-4.1 for a wrongful death lawsuit. We will also answer any questions and address any concerns you may have patiently, compassionately, and comprehensively.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Nassau County, call 516-932-0400
Our Legal Team Supports You from Start to Finish
When you trust your personal injury case to our team, we never stop fighting for you. We are passionate advocates for injured clients and diligently fight for any compensation you are entitled to. On your behalf, our team will:
- Obtain your crash report
- Prove the at-fault driver’s negligence
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Obtain and submit legal documents
- Obtain and review your medical records
- Assess the value of your case
- Work tirelessly to win the best possible case result for you
Our bicycle accident lawyers and team of legal professionals manage these and other case-related details for clients who are injured in Nassau County. When you are ready to seek financial compensation, the team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is ready to support you every step of the way.
Let Us do the Work While You Recover from Your Injuries
Waiting for your case to be resolved with a settlement or trial can be a stressful experience. We alleviate as much of the stress as possible by handling all case-related details for you. Our team will also:
- Update you on a regular basis
- Identify the at-fault driver
- Communicate with the driver’s representatives
- Gather evidence that supports your case
- Determine the financial value of your case
As we build your case, the expert witnesses we consult may include medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists. Our multilingual staff also assists injured clients in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
Successful Results for Previous Bicycle Accident Clients
“I was extremely pleased with the legal representation provided by Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. I was badly injured in an accident…my injuries required surgery, extensive physical therapy and a long recovery period…[they] fought for me and made sure I was paid for all the harm that was done to me.” – Larry
Clients like Larry attest to the commitment our team makes to every client we represent. Our record of recovery for clients injured in bicycle accidents includes:
- $2,200,000 for a bicyclist who was struck by a van and suffered head injuries
- $600,000 for a bicyclist who was struck by a car and suffered knee and back injuries
Getting the value of your injuries right is an important part of your case. If the value of your case is incorrectly assessed, it could leave you with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. We fight hard to make sure that does not happen by carefully evaluating your case before the start of the negotiation process. This also gives you the information you need to make an informed decision about each settlement offer.
Nassau County Bicycle Accident Lawyer Near Me 516-932-0400
Get a Free Consultation Right Away
If you were injured in a bicycle accident in Nassau County, you have the right to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver. Our bicycle accident lawyer will fight to recover your accident-related expenses and losses. To get started, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 for a free case review today.