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Bicycle Accidents

If you are involved in an accident while riding a bicycle, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Bike accident injuries may leave you with severe physical and mental pain, medical bills, and lost time from work. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, call the experienced attorneys at Sutton & Smyth, LLP to take the first step towards receiving the compensation you deserve.

10 STEPS AFTER A BIKE ACCIDENT

Accidents between bicyclists and motorists are all too common in New York City. In 2020, there were 12,450 bike crashes, despite the pandemic.

If you have been involved in a bike accident, take the following 10 steps:

  1. Call 911 
    • Call 911 immediately
    • Request an ambulance if injured
  2. Get Driver Information
    • Exchange information with the driver
    • Take a picture of their license plate
  3. Get Witness Contact Information
    • Get information from any witnesses
  4. Tell the Police What Happened
    • Tell police if the driver violated any traffic rules 
    • Inform police of your injuries
  5. Take Photographs at the Scene
    • Take photos of your bike, the vehicle involved and any injuries
  6. Seek Medical Attention and Document Your Injuries
    • Go to the emergency room from the scene of the accident
  7. Preserve Evidence
    • Email any photos and information gathered to yourself
    • Keep any damaged clothing 
  8. Apply for No-Fault Benefits
    • Apply for no-fault benefits within 30 days of your accident
    • Contact a personal injury lawyer if the insurance company offers you money to settle your claim
  9. Get a Copy of the Police Report
    • The report will be available at the precinct that responded one day later
    • File an MV-104 form with the Department of Motor Vehicles if there are any report inaccuracies
  10. Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
    • Sutton & Smyth can help you take the steps necessary to get the maximum compensation available
Michael Lezamiz
Michael Lezamiz
18:31 03 Jun 22
I am an attorney that has referred a number of sensitive cases to the attorneys at Sutton & Smyth, LLP. Their team, led by Dan Smyth and Leigh Sutton, showed the highest class towards our mutual clients and obtained better than expected results on all cases referred.Great work! Keep it up.
Dominique McCloud
Dominique McCloud
14:18 30 Apr 22
Dan was my lawyer and he did a great job. Very good at his job and I'm beyond grateful and satisfied with the job he's done . If you want a determined , passionate and hardworking guy who's going to make sure he looks out for you to the best of his ability. Then this the law firm for you . Thank you again Dan ❤️
Juliana Ferriolo
Juliana Ferriolo
13:18 11 Apr 22
Great experience,Dan handled my case so quickly and took the time to help and explain the process to me. Would highly recommend!
Mandy Myers
Mandy Myers
19:33 17 Dec 21
Erin Ryan
Erin Ryan
18:27 26 Jul 21
After my auto-accident, I had serious doubts about my professional career. It's highly laborious, and taking a leave of absence due to an injury was a financially devastating experience.Dan really held my hand through getting myself back in order. He educated me on my many, many questions and gave me a great sense of autonomy with what course of action we wanted to take with my full sense of understanding every step of the way.I also give him major props for reaching out to me through the pandemic to let me know the status of our case, even when it was covid-paused for many months. I always felt like I was in great hands.My experience working with Dan was working with someone transparent, helpful, and consistent, and I'm really happy I met him when I did.
Taniyah Gilmore
Taniyah Gilmore
22:15 16 Jun 21
Sutton & Smyth worked on my case and delivered when no one else would. Thank you for your effort and dedication.
Samantha Swint
Samantha Swint
16:17 08 Jun 21
Great experience!Daniel was very knowledgeable, super attentive, and quick to inform me throughout the entire process. It was always easy to get in touch with him. The whole firm was great, handled everything I needed professionally and with expertise.Highly recommend!Thank you!
Catherine Massowd
Catherine Massowd
15:27 08 Jun 21
Great experience. Daniel made me feel at ease throughout my entire process. He is very knowledgeable, super attentive, and quick to inform and respond. The whole firm handled everything I needed with professionalism and expertise.
A Leoutsakos
A Leoutsakos
03:15 04 Jun 21
I would highly recommend this law firm. Dan Smyth is very knowledgeable and attentive. He continuously updated me throughout the entire process and answered all my questions. The office responded quickly to all e-mails and phone calls. Overall, a very positive experience.
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