Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents

Kingston Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Representing Hudson Valley 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.

The Opinions that matter Most

Serious injuries require genuine representation
  • This firm will fight for you and get results! We cannot recommend them enough!

    “Above everything, John and Katie showed genuine concern for me and my family. It’s clear how passionate John is about his work and doing what’s best for his clients.”

  • I will certainly recommend Maureen Keegan in the future!

    “Throughout the 2+ years, Maureen Keegan continued to persevere on my behalf, contacting doctors, etc. and continually informing me of the status of my case.”

  • Derek was extremely helpful and informative through every step of the way.

    “Everyone in the firm was pleasant. Thank you for helping to achieve this victorious win! I highly recommend this amazing firm!”

  • Your first mistake would be not to call Basch & Keegan because they truly are the very best in every way.

    “All of the attorneys treated me like family which is very important when you are injured. Derek Spada has become my personal friend and holds a special place in my heart forever.”

What sets us apart?

  • Win the Fight

    Basch & Keegan LLP is a nationally recognized trial practice that’s been trusted by clients and colleagues across Upstate New York since 1987. Our Kingston personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience and have fought for over 10,000 victims during our time in practice.

  • When You’re Hurt

    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. From explaining your rights, options, and what to expect with the personal injury claim process to working your case on contingency and connecting you with medical professionals who work on liens, we go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

  • Get Results

    At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.

  • Regardless of Who You Ask

    We place an emphasis on personal attention, cultivate close-working relationships, and provide step-by-step support. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.

  • The Community

    Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.

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