Representing Walkers Hit by Messenger and Delivery Bikes Pedestrians in New York face threats not only from motor vehicles but from bicycles riding illegally on sidewalks. If you have suffered a serious injury from a collision with a bike, you may have legal options.For years, Dankner Milstein, P.C., has been a tenacious advocate for the injured. With offices in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, our motor vehicle accident attorneys represent injured walkers across these areas and beyond. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case.
Compensating Pedestrians Hit by Bikes
In New York, it is illegal to ride bikes on the sidewalk. However, lax enforcement of traffic laws has led to an increased number of bicyclists on our sidewalks, putting pedestrians at risk. Many of the accidents involve messenger and delivery bikes rushing to deliver food and packages in urban areas such as Manhattan.
If you are struck by a bicyclist on a sidewalk, the bicyclist is liable. Messenger and delivery bikes are often covered by business liability insurance. However, these insurance companies may refuse to pay any compensation unless you can prove that you suffered a serious injury.
Our lawyers understand how to value and prosecute these claims. We will help you recover the full compensation you deserve for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our lawyers also represent pedestrians and bicyclists who are struck by cars.