Representing Walkers and Bikers Who Are Injured Traffic deaths for bikers and walkers in the New York City area rose significantly in 2012, despite increased use of measures as pedestrian plazas and bike lanes. Many experts blame distracted drivers and pedestrians, as well as lax enforcement of traffic laws.For years, Dankner Milstein, P.C., has been a tenacious advocate for the injured. When drivers fail to look for pedestrians and bikers, we hold the negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable. With offices in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, we represent injured people and family members of wrongful death victims across these areas and beyond. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case.
Establishing Liability for Pedestrian and Bike Accidents
As a pedestrian or bicyclist, you may be covered by the no-fault insurance of the other driver or someone in your household. Our lawyers will evaluate the no-fault coverage available to you and help you obtain the benefits you deserve. However, no-fault insurance benefits are limited. If you have suffered a serious injury, you will need additional compensation to pay for everything you have lost.
To collect compensation beyond what is available under no-fault, you must prove:
- The motorist caused the accident
- Your injury is truly serious
Even if you were partially responsible for the accident, you can still recover compensation for any percentage of liability that can be assigned to the motorist.