On December 15th, a cement truck fatally struck a bicyclist as the trucker was making a right turn on the West Side Highway. The bicyclist was heading to the Greenway and was in the crosswalk of the West Side Highway at the intersection of West 55th Street. The police found the bicyclist unconscious at the scene, with severe head and bodily trauma. The truck driver stayed at the scene of the accident. He has not yet been charged. Police officials are investigating the accident to determine whether the truck driver failed to yield to the bicyclist.
New York police recorded 21 accidents involving injuries at this same location this year. There were 20 accidents at this same location the previous year. Among the victims injured was another bicyclist.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Although bicycles have increasingly become a favored mode of transportation for New Yorkers, they may not be the safest. Bicycles offer very little in terms of protection from the hazards confronting riders on the roads of New York, especially in the harsh winter months. This lack of adequate protection can, and often does, lead to serious and deadly injuries.
Some injuries suffered in bicycle accidents include:
Traumatic brain injury and other closed head injuries
Broken or fractured bones
Back and neck injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Loss of limbs
Internal organ injuries
Bicycle Accident Victims Need Legal Representation
When you are seriously injured in a bicycle accident in New York, you need to take the proper measures to legally protect yourself. One important step to take is to hire an accident attorney who specifically handles bicycle accident cases.
An experienced NYC bicycle accident attorney can help you get compensation for:
Past and future medical bills
Loss of income
Loss of future earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Emotional and mental suffering
Any other out of pocket expenses you may have incurred as a result of the bicycle accident
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications that bicycle accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. When you are injured in a bicycle accident, you need to hire an experienced New York bicycle accident attorney to protect your legal rights.
The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve. To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York bicycle accident attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.