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Riding a bicycle offers people a sense of freedom, fun, and a number of fitness benefits. Unfortunately, there are also potential dangers when going out for a ride. Many motorists see bicycle riders as a nuisance, despite their legal right to use the roadways just the same as a motor vehicle. Although both bicyclists and drivers of motor vehicles must follow all traffic laws set forth by New York State, including hand signaling for turns and stops and obeying traffic control devices, they don’t always do this. When a cyclist or motorist is negligent, it can lead to devastating accidents, catastrophic injuries, and, in the most severe cases, death.

If you or someone you love was involved in a bicycle accident anywhere in Western New York, turn to the skilled personal injury attorneys at Richmond Vona, LLC. Our Buffalo bicycle accident lawyers can answer your questions and provide you with clear, honest legal counsel during a free and confidential consultation. From there, we can determine how we can help you move forward in your recovery.

How Do Bicycle Accidents Happen?

Even if you obey the law and take precautions—such as wearing a helmet, using a headlamp and tail lamp, and wearing reflective clothing—you cannot control the actions of others on the road. Drivers can negligently cause injuries to bicyclists in a variety of ways. Some of the most common examples of driver negligence include:

  • Distracted drivers using cell phones to talk or text
  • Drivers unsafely exiting driveways
  • Drivers “rolling through” a stop sign or intersection without noticing an oncoming bicyclist
  • Drunk drivers colliding with bicyclists sharing the road
  • Drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to cyclists or failing to pass with adequate space
  • Drivers entering or driving in designated bicycle lanes

As Buffalo attorneys are all too aware, these and other actions can lead to serious crashes, often resulting in major injuries and life-altering consequences for the cyclists involved in these collisions.

Seeking Fair Compensation for All of Your Damages

Because bicyclists have very limited physical protection, the injuries they suffer as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle are often severe. Common bicycle accident injuries include:

At Richmond Vona, LLC, we understand that these and other serious bicycle accident injuries require both immediate medical attention and ongoing care. In some cases, victims will need ongoing treatment for months, years, or even the remainder of their lives. All of this can be incredibly costly, especially when victims are also unable to work due to their injuries. With this in mind, our Buffalo bicycle accident attorneys work to build all-encompassing cases that cover not only your immediate needs but also your ongoing and lifetime care costs as well.

Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable

In order to hold a motorist liable for injuries sustained due to a cycling accident, it must be proven that the driver operated the vehicle in a negligent manner. Meeting this burden is crucial to recovering damages for pain and suffering and economic loss. Insurance companies often take the position that the cyclist was completely at fault or contributed to the crash, arguing that his/her injuries are the result of failing to obey traffic rules or not utilizing safety equipment.

This is why it is imperative to call an experienced bicycle attorney as soon as possible following your Buffalo accident, so that they can conduct a prompt and thorough investigation.

Get Help from Our Buffalo Bicycle Accident Attorneys Today

At Richmond Vona, LLC, our attorneys work tirelessly to properly investigate your claim and work to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Please wear your helmet and ride safe, but if you or a loved one was injured on your bicycle by a negligent driver, call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Attorney Keith R. Vona is an experienced cyclist and has an extensive understanding of the complexities involved in New York bicycle accident cases.

Reach us online or by phone. We are available 24/7 to assist you with the caring, personalized, and honest legal guidance you deserve.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
John E. Richmond
John E. Richmond
Co-Founding Member
As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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Keith R. Vona
Keith R. Vona
Co-Founding Member
In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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Keith R. Vona
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