Bicycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Safety Commission, more than 50,000 bicyclists are injured in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. each year.  The resulting injuries produced from the force of a several ton vehicle colliding with a bicyclist are often devastating.  Fractures are almost a certainty, head injuries are very common and a multitude of internal and soft tissue injuries are also the norm.  Under New York State law, bicyclists have the same rights, and bear the same responsibilities, as all other vehicles on the road.  All too often motorists fail to appreciate a bicyclist’s status and fail to yield or provide them space on the roadway.

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Representative examples of our work include:

Image result for blue arrow Our client was using home exercise equipment when a cable snapped, striking his face and causing permanent eye injury. His occupation requires extensive reading. We worked with a forensic engineering expert from a local university who determined that the design of the equipment was defective. As a result of our litigation team's investigation and advocacy, this federal court case settled for seven times the original offer made during negotiation.  

When products are defective in manufacture, design, or because of inadequate warnings, manufacturers and sellers can be liable for resulting injuries to conscientious users.

 

Image result for blue arrow Our client slipped down icy interior stairs in an office building. She suffered serious injuries to both of her hips, requiring several surgeries. Although the building's management knew the stairs were dangerous due to the ice, they did not act to make the stairs safe. As a result of our litigation team's investigation and advocacy, the case settled for three times the original offer made by the building management's insurance company.

 Building owners and managers have a duty to keep premises safe. When they are made aware of a dangerous condition and do not fix it quickly, they can be liable for resulting injuries.