Bicycle Accidents In Otsego County
Oneonta Personal Injury Attorneys
Are you a bicyclist that has been hurt due to the actions of a motorist? If so, then we are ready to hear from you at Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC. Motor vehicle collisions with bicycles put bicyclists at enormous risk of grievous and even life-threatening injury. When these collisions are due to irresponsibility on the motorist’s part, then that negligence needs to be accounted for under the law.
When Driver Negligence Harms Bicyclists
In communities all over the U.S., bicycles are being integrated into the regular flow of motor vehicle traffic. While bicycling offers a healthy and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation for countless travelers, these bicyclists face considerably more danger on the road than other motorists if an accident occurs.
Common examples of motorist negligence in bicycle accidents include:
- Failing to properly signal
- Drifting into bicycle lanes (or road shoulders)
- Failing to properly heed traffic signage/lights
- Failure to properly look for bicycles at intersections
- Drunk, drugged or fatigued driving
Because bicyclists do not have the advantage of cabin safety features, serious and even catastrophic injuries can occur when these collisions happen. At our firm, we are all too familiar with the immense burdens placed on catastrophic injury victims and know how to make the gravity of those burdens plain both in and out of the courtroom.
From the first phase of your medical treatment to any post-settlement issue, our dedicated team is ready to guide you through this process and ensure that maximum compensation is aggressively pursued.