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Suffolk County Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorneys Serving Suffolk County

suffolk county bicycle accident lawyersBicyclists on the road are often neglected by drivers. Heavily trafficked areas like Suffolk County pose a dangerous likelihood of serious injury for bicycle riders. On top of that, someone riding a bike has far less protection than someone driving a car. Motor vehicles have a lot of safety features installed to protect the driver from an accident. If a bicyclist is in an accident, there is not much of a barrier between the cyclist and the pavement, or even worse a car. Suffolk County can be a very hectic area to begin with. There are very dangerous roads that are not well maintained, heavily trafficked and difficult to navigate. Very few roads have designated bike lanes, forcing bicyclists to share the road with big vehicles. Many vehicle operators in Suffolk simply don’t know how to share the road with bikes. And drivers on Long Island in general are impatient. In these types of situations, it is important to consult with a skilled Suffolk County Bicycle Accident Lawyer.

Even the most defensive bike rider can find themselves seriously injured from an accident, at no fault of their own. On top of the incredible pain that comes from a serious injury, bicycle accidents can cause a huge financial burden. On top of needing time off from work to recover, you now have to pay all these medical bills to help heal from your injuries. Even if you have insurance, they will fight tooth and nail to minimize your coverage and the compensation you need. Really you should be resting, not stressed about how you will afford your own recovery. That’s where Palermo Law comes in.

Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys in Suffolk have helped many clients in this exact predicament. We will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, so that you can recover from your bike injuries and move on with your life. Our consultations are free, and we don’t charge anything unless we successfully win your case.

How can I get lost wages if I am in a bicycle accident?

If you are injured in a bicycle accident in Suffolk County, you are eligible to receive lost wage compensation through the at fault party’s no-fault insurance carrier. Every motor vehicle insurance policy issued in New York requires at least $2000 a month of lost wage protection. You are eligible to receive 80% of your total salary, up to the two thousand dollar per month limit. If you have purchased additional lost wage coverage, you may be eligible for a higher amount. If you are a high wage earner, this amount will not be sufficient. In those instances, any unreimbursed wages will have to be recovered from the responsible party’s insurance carrier at the end of your case.

In order to receive lost wages from a no-fault carrier, they must receive a completed no-fault application, verification of your employment, and a disability note from a healthcare provider. The no-fault application must be filed within thirty days of the date of the accident or the carrier may deny the claim. Further, the wage verification must be completed by your employer. It should be completed as soon as possible. However, there is no specific deadline. Once you start receiving lost wages from the no-fault carrier, you will need to submit updated disability notes from your doctor from time to time. Also, your lost wage benefits may be terminated by the no-fault carrier should you be deemed to be fully recovered during a no-fault IME.

Dealing with no-fault insurance can often be confusing and frustrating. There is so much red tape that it usually requires a professional such as a Suffolk County personal injury lawyer to get your full benefits. At Palermo Law, our Suffolk County Bicycle Accident Law Firm is dedicated to all aspects of your personal injury claim. We can also cover all the initial and ongoing costs of your case, so you do not even need to pay any money upfront for our services. It’s our goal to take as much stress off your shoulders allowing you to concentrate on your recovery.

How Long Does a Bicycle Accident Case Take?

There is no definite time for any accident case. The earliest time that can be pinpointed surrounds the recovery time of the injury. Either you have made a full recovery, or your doctors have concluded that you won’t have a full recovery and can estimate what your disabilities will be moving forward. Once that happens, our firm is eager to aggressively litigate your claim as fast as possible, while at the same time ensuring you are getting the full compensation you are owed.

What Should I Expect Once I Hire Your Law Firm?

The first thing that our law firm will do is complete a full investigation of your bicycle accident which includes gathering all insurance information from the responsible parties, gathering evidence and witness statements, and gathering all medical evidence of your injuries.

After the investigation is complete, we can proceed with initiating a lawsuit against the responsible parties and litigate the case in court by conducting discovery. Once discovery is complete, we will work towards obtaining a trial date. Finally, if the insurance company of the responsible party is unwilling to pay a fair amount of compensation for your injuries, we will try the case and attempt to get a verdict that adequately compensates you for the injuries that you suffered from your bicycle accident.

Reach Out to a Suffolk County Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today

Don’t let a bicycle accident leave you with overwhelming medical bills and lost wages. At Palermo Law, our experienced attorneys are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us fight to get you the compensation you deserve.