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New York City Bicycle Broken Leg Accident Lawyer

Few injuries are more painful and difficult to recover from than a broken leg. Such injuries require emergency medical treatment and generally leave the victim partially or completely immobilized for several weeks. And even after the underlying bone fracture heals, the victim must then spend several additional weeks in rehabilitation to regain full movement.

Broken legs are one of the most common injuries that we see in bicycle accidents caused by a negligent driver or other third party. A New York City bicycle broken leg accident lawyer can assist you in obtaining appropriate compensation for such injuries under the law. Michael Gunzburg, P.C., is a dedicated New York personal injury law firm with 37 years experience representing accident victims and their families.

Broken Legs Often Mean Substantial Damages

A broken leg can occur at a number of different points during an accident. Sometimes the fracture occurs when a motor vehicle directly collides with a bicyclist. It can also occur when the bicyclist is thrown from their vehicle and onto the concrete pavement. In some cases the broken leg even comes after the fall when the bicyclist is run over by another vehicle that is unable to stop in time.

The leg itself has four major bones: the femur, tibia, fibula, and kneecap. A fracture to any of these bones is considered a “serious injury” under New York law. This means that if you suffer a broken leg in a bicycle accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver without regard to New York’s normal “no fault” insurance limits. Keep in mind, no-fault insurance coverage is limited to economic losses of $50,000 or less. A personal injury claim, in contrast, allows you to seek the full amount of your economic and non-economic damages.

And with respect to a broken leg accident, these damages are often quite substantial. The typical injury requires the victim to remain in a leg cast for at least 6 weeks. In more complex cases, such as where there are multiple fractures, surgery may be necessary to implant plates, rods, or screws in the leg to keep the damaged bones in place while healing. This creates an additional risk of potential infection around the surgical site.

Of course, the impact of a broken leg extends far beyond medical treatment. A person who is unable to walk normally may not be able to resume their regular job or daily activities. Such losses are factored into a personal injury claim and are ultimately the responsibility of the negligent defendant who caused the bicycle accident.

Contact a New York City Bicycle Broken Leg Accident Lawyer for Help

Dealing with a broken leg is more than a minor inconvenience. It is a potentially life-altering injury that can impact not just you but those around you. So if you have suffered a leg fracture in a preventable bicycle accident, it is essential that you stand up for your legal rights. If you need to speak with a qualified New York City bicycle broken leg accident lawyer, call Michael Gunzburg, P.C., at 212-725-8500 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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