From: Thomas Category: car accident Date: 28 Oct 2008 Time: 08:27:29 -0500
Nephew was riding his bicycle when a van making a right turn hit into him knocking him off the bike - his injuries are minor and the driver claims "sun glare" caused him not to see him - can we make a claim??
Re: bicyclist hit by car
From: Paul Ajlouny, Esq. Category: car accident Date: 28 Oct 2008 Time: 15:38:19 -0500
People who are injured in pedestrian car accidents can only maintain a successful New York personal injury claim if they suffer what the law defines as "a serious injury".
However, in order to be compensated for medical expenses and lost wages, a person injured in any type of New York car accident must notify the other driver's insurance company as well as the insurer for any vehicles owned by a family member who lives in the same household. The application for these benefits must be filed within 30 days of the car accident under New York personal injury law.
Please remember that this is not specific legal advice. It is merely a brief overview of general principles of New York personal injury law. It does not create an attorney client privilege and should not be relied upon without further consultation with a qualified New York negligence attorney.