Injured in a bike accident? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
Car-Bike Accidents are often the result of negligence on the part of the car driver. However, it is the bicyclist who suffers the injuries.
At the Law Offices of Norman Mattar, we have more than 25 years of experience handling all types of Personal Injury cases in Buffalo and Western New York, including cases involving Car-Bicycle collisions. We offer consultations to discuss your case.
Common causes of bicycle accidents
Drivers often blame accidents on bicyclists. The police officer responding to the accident may accept the car driver’s version of what happened, making it harder for the bicyclist to recover compensation from the driver’s insurance company. It usually takes a lawyer’s help to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Bicyclists in New York have the same right to be on the road as motor vehicles. Bike riders should travel in the same direction as traffic and ride as close to the right side of the road as possible, except when passing. At an intersection, a bicyclist has the same right of way that a car would have in the same position.
Many Car-Bike collisions occur because:
- The car failed to yield to the bike at an intersection
- The car crossed a bike lane
- A car clipped a motorcycle when passing
- A person in a parked car opened his or her door in front of a bike
Even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation for any percentage of fault assigned to the driver. The court will determine each party’s percentage of fault and divide damages accordingly.
Contact a bike accident attorney in Williamsville & Buffalo, NY
For more information about your rights in a Bicycle Accident, call 716-633-4300 to discuss your case with Attorney Norman Mattar.