Bicyclists have the same rights on the road as cars and other motor vehicles.
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
New York City resident Michelle Matson was hospitalized in 2010 after being hit by a car while bicycle riding in Brooklyn.
In their reporting, CNN confirmed that the NYPD only investigates traffic accidents involving imminent or actual death.
According to CNN, bicycle accidents across the city are handled by one of 19 members of a special NYPD unit.
In 2010, 362 people were severely injured in bicycle accidents and 19 died, according to NYC Department of Motor Vehicles.
A Williamsburg lawmaker is pushing for a law that would force police to investigate all serious bicycle-auto accidents in New York City, reported The Brooklyn Paper.
New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm support this new bill.
“Bicyclists have the same rights on the road as cars and other motor vehicles,” said Perecman, a personal injury lawyer in New York who understands how the lives of bike accident victims, like Matson, can be changed forever due to the serious nature of injuries.
New York personal injury lawyer Perecman has over 30 years experience representing seriously injured victims of bicycle accidents in New York.
“The lawyers in my firm and I take it upon ourselves to investigate clients' bicycle accident injury claims by analyzing evidence, including photos, road conditions, property damage and reports made by the police in New York,” personal injury lawyer Perecman said. “Then we use this information to determine liability and fight for justice, including the maximum compensation our client is due.”
Individuals who have been seriously injured in an auto-bicycle accident, should contact experienced personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights violation, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled hundreds of New York personal injury cases, including bicycle accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."