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Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents

Kingston Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Representing Victims of Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

At Basch & Keegan LLP, we represent some of the most vulnerable people on the roads: Pedestrians and bicycle riders. On average, there are over 300 deaths as a result of motor vehicle accidents according to health.ny.gov.

When a person who is walking or biking is hit by a car, the damages are often catastrophic. Pedestrians and cyclists have little to protect them from the impact of a collision and can sustain severe and life-threatening injuries in accidents. As a result, victims and their families are left with extensive financial responsibilities in the wake of a tragedy.

Our pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys in Kingston can help you if you or a loved one was injured in a collision. We understand what it takes to recover the compensation you deserve and are prepared to apply our experience and knowledge to your case.

Contact us online or call (845) 251-4545 to discuss your case during a free initial consultation.

Pedestrian Accident Causes

Drivers are required to yield to the right-of-way to pedestrians in most situations. However, drivers often fail to watch for pedestrians at intersections and when turning onto another street. Speeding is also a major cause of pedestrian accidents, as fast speeds make it more difficult for drivers to see pedestrians and to stop in time to avoid an accident.

Other causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drunk driving

  • Drivers rolling through stop signs

  • Drivers making unsafe U-turns

  • Poorly timed crosswalk signals

  • Poor sidewalk conditions

  • Trees, posts, and other obstructions

  • Street repair and construction sites

In many cases, pedestrian accidents should never have happened. We work to hold distracted and irresponsible drivers accountable for their behavior behind the wheel.

Bicycle Accidents Are Often Caused by Inattentive Drivers

Sadly, many bicycle accidents are the result of preventable, reckless behavior by car and truck drivers. Drivers who fail to observe their surroundings or practice safe driving can seriously endanger cyclists.

Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • “Dooring” (when a driver opens their door into a bicyclist

  • Unsafe lane changes

  • Distracted driving

  • Road conditions

  • Poor bike maintenance and repair

  • Defective or insufficient safety equipment

  • Alcohol intoxication and drug use by drivers

The negligence of car and truck drivers can cause severe injury to cyclists. Bicycle riders may sustain injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, lacerations, and bruising, among other injuries. The injuries caused by bicycle accidents often require expensive medical treatment, and can contribute to additional costs such as lost wages. Bicycle accident victims may also sustain non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

Don’t Wait. Call us NOW!

We fight for victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident in Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, or any surrounding county, contact Basch & Keegan LLP today for a free initial consultation. We get proven results for our clients.

Call us 24/7 at (845) 251-4545 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Hear It From Our Clients

Our Reviews
  • “John, Lori, and the whole staff helped me through a challenging process.”

    - Deborah R.
  • “I am very satisfied with the services provided to me and my mother relating to car accidents in which we were involved. I would recommend your firm to anyone requiring your services. Thanks to John ...”

    - Juana R.
  • “Amazing throughout the process.”

    - Jennifer W.
  • “They got the job done!”

    - Herman N.
  • “Thank you for everything you all have done.”

    - Joyce S.
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