Bicycle Accident Settlements & Verdicts

Crowded New York City streets, unfortunately, set the scene for many bicycle-related accidents. Even cautious bicycle riders can unexpectedly become victims of accidents caused by careless motorists who hit riders or by passengers hastily swinging open car doors into bicycle lanes knocking bikers off-balance. Pedestrians also are sometimes victims when they are hit by bicycles while rightfully crossing streets in designated crosswalks.

According to the most recent statistics offered by city officials, 1,260 cyclists were injured in crashes and 172 pedestrians were hit by cyclists in 2017. Sadly, every year there is also a small percentage of fatalities occurring with both types of accidents. At Raphaelson & Levine, we represent bicyclists, pedestrians, drivers and passengers who are harmed by any type of bicycle accident. Victims often lose wages, suffer ongoing pain, or have costly medical bills. If you’ve been a victim of a bicycle accident, our attorneys can answer any questions you have and help you to determine if you have a personal injury case.

Below are examples of recent bicycle accident settlement amounts we have secured for our clients.

Confidential Six-Figure E-Bike Accident Settlement
In an unwitnessed accident near Yankee Stadium, the operator of an E-BIKE was struck by a taxi driver and forcefully propelled to the ground. Because there were no witnesses and the bicyclist was unconscious and taken from the scene, the police report was the statement of the driver alone and the police report unfairly stated that the bicyclist was solely responsible for the accident...
$500K Bicycle Injury Settlement
After being struck by a large vehicle on the way to work, a bicyclist hired Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm seeking justice and compensation for their injuries. Thanks to the uncompromising representation of Andrew Levine and Narciso Garcia, we are proud to announce that the bicycle injury claim has been successfully resolved for over half a million dollars. Bicyclist v. Large Vehicle The victim...
$300K Recovered for a Bicyclist “Doored” in Upper Manhattan
Raphaelson & Levine recovered $300,000 – the full available insurance policy limits – for a bicyclist “doored” in Upper Manhattan. The bicyclist was traveling northbound when the rear door of a parked vehicle opened suddenly in front, causing an unavoidable collision that sent the bicyclist flying...
$125K Bicycle Injury Settlement
When a New York cyclist was "doored" while riding her bicycle in NYC’s lower east side, they turned to Raphaelson & Levine for help. As many city residents have turned to bikes as a primary mode of transportation, "dooring" has become an all too common occurrence - where a driver or passenger of a car suddenly opens a door into the bicyclist path striking them or knocking them off. Typically...
$95K Bike Accident
Our firm represented a young mother who was struck by a bicyclist on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Our client was crossing in the crosswalk when the bicycle, traveling over 20 miles per hour, struck her knocking her to the ground. As a result of the impact she lost two teeth and fractured an additional two teeth. Her dental injuries were treated via the placement of implants and veneers. Andrew...

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