A serious Long Island bicycle crash sent a man to the hospital in critical condition receantly. Bruce Pye was riding his bike in Melville, New York, on the Old Country Road when he collided with a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe making a left turn out of Tuxedo Drive. Salvatore Ceravola, the driver of the Tahoe, did not sustain any injuries from the crash and remained at the crash site with the police. Pye, from Farmingdale, was transported to Nassau University Medical centre in a critical condition.
Deadly Cycle Accidents Are Common
Unfortunately, bike crashes involving automobiles are relatively common, and usually result in serious injuries for the bicyclist. When a small bike comes into a collision with a car, simply physics says that the rider of the bicycle will take the brunt of the damage.
In New York City, approximately 20 cyclists are killed on the roads and many more are injured each year. The New York area is one of the densest regions for traffic in the United States, so the risks posed to cyclists are much higher and the chance of an accident happening to you or a loved one is more likely in the city than in other places.
Why Get a Bike Lawyer?
If you have ever been in a bike accident in New York, it is imperative that you get a bicycle accident lawyer. Common causes of accidents include a driver not spotting a cyclist in time to stop and getting into a collision as well as drivers that run red lights or are speeding in a densely populated area.
When a driver hits and injures a cyclist, the driver of the car may be held liable for the injuries that the bike rider sustains. You could be entitled to receive compensation which ranges from medical expenses to pain and suffering as well as lost wages and other expenses related to your accident.
At Fitzgerald Law Firm, we have over 40 years of experience representing clients who have been in bicycling accidents. We have collected millions for victims, including a recent verdict of over $5 million. We will work hard to collect evidence and protect your rights. As a cyclist, you are always put at risk when on the road, so it is essential that you know your rights and what you can claim if you are injured. Call us or visit us on our website for a free consultation.