Licatesi Law Group, LLP has successfully represented cyclists in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island bicycle accidents to make motor vehicle drivers and other responsible parties pay damages for the harm they cause. These accidents can be catastrophic, resulting in lost wages, overwhelming medical bills, pain and suffering and, in the most serious instances, death. Our lawyers will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys understand how state laws governing bicycle riders affect the potential recovery of compensation for a serious injury resulting from a bike accident. In general, the same local and state traffic laws for motorists also apply to bicyclists, including:
In addition, state law requires cyclists under the age of 14 to wear a helmet but some local ordinances require helmets for riders of all ages.
Even if you violate a state law or local ordinance, you may be entitled to compensation for an accident caused by a negligent party. Our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers can evaluate your case and explain how comparative fault rules may allow you to recover damages despite being partially at fault.
As a firm that has handled thousands of accident cases over our 40-year history, we know how bike accidents happen. Typically, they fall into one of three categories:
At Licatesi Law Group, LLP, our attorneys are skilled at investigating the circumstances of bike accidents and partner with accident reconstruction experts to bolster your case.
Head trauma occurs frequently in bike accidents. Concussions or serious brain damage may occur when cyclists are thrown from their bikes and hit the ground or another hard surface. Other common injuries resulting from bike accidents include:
Our attorneys have developed a network of consultants, including medical experts, investigators and other professionals, who help us build strong cases and give our clients leverage to negotiate a fair settlement with insurance companies.
New York City’s Citi Bike program allows cyclists to rent bikes from a network of docking stations for 30- to 45-minute rides. Increasing numbers of commuters and tourists use bike-sharing, bringing new services to towns in Long Island, such as the 2019 addition of Zagster to a handful of villages.
Bike-sharing companies are responsible for maintaining their equipment and providing safe bikes to renters. If a bike is found to be defective and equipment failure was partly the cause of your accident, our attorneys may be able to help you recover damages from the leasing company.
In its 40 years of practice experience, Licatesi Law Group, LLP has fought insurance companies and held responsible parties accountable for accidents injuring cyclists. Call 516-227-2662 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Brooklyn or Uniondale office.
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Plaintiff sustained a series of fractures and other injuries to the right shin, heel and foot, requiring nailing of the right tibia with two proximal and two distal locking bolts, ultimately resulting in below-the-knee amputation
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47 year old male police officer injured as a result of surgical malpractice by an orthopedic surgeon resulting in an inability to work and permanent impairment of gait.
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