Representing Victims Of Bicycle Accidents
If you’ve been injured because a car, truck or bus driver failed to see you, the experienced bike accident lawyers at Albert Buzzetti & Associates can help.
While drivers and their insurers would like jurors to believe that bicyclists are always at fault, our thorough, meticulous investigation can expose what a driver should have seen, whether the driver was speeding and whether reckless driving was involved.
We Build A Solid Case For You
Our attorneys will work with investigators to make a solid case for you. Our experts will measure skid marks, analyze dents and damage to vehicles, interview witnesses and review traffic camera footage to expose driver negligence. Our lawyers also will consult economists and life care planners to accurately determine the financial impact of your injuries.
Before you speak to an insurance claims adjuster or provide a statement to ANY other attorney, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Albert Buzzetti & Associates today. We provide a free initial consultation in our Englewood Cliffs or New York City offices to evaluate your case and discuss the legal options available to you. Call 201-308-5313 (New Jersey) or 866-237-8202 (New York).
Call Us If A Driver Caused Your Bicycle Injury
Our personal injury attorneys represent bicyclists injured in accidents, including those caused by the negligent actions of a driver. These actions include situations in which the driver:
- Ran a stop light
- Rolled right on red at an intersection
- Ran up onto the shoulder of the road
- Failed to proceed with caution through an alley
- Turned into a bicyclist when making a left or right turn
- Used excessive speed through residential streets
- Was driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Backed out into a bicyclist
What Insurance Companies Don’t Tell You
Insurance companies are in business to make money, sometimes at the expense of the injured. In fact, most large insurers use a software program called “Colossus” to determine settlement payments. Consequently, instead of using claims adjusters to investigate, evaluate and determine an appropriate settlement based on human judgment and human factors as in decades past, a computer now spits out a settlement offer based on algorithms and input values.
There is no guarantee that the benchmark values entered into Colossus are accurate or fair in the first place as industry insiders have revealed. Additionally, many insurers have “cost-reduction programs” that provide an incentive to department heads and agents to decrease payouts on an annual basis. That means claims adjusters have an incentive to minimize claim payouts for bike accident injuries if they hope to receive a bonus or promotion.
It Is Important To Talk To An Attorney
Insurers use several tactics to reduce payment on claims. In the case of bicycle injuries, they realize that the full impact of a head, neck or muscle injury can take months to become fully evident. Consequently, a claims adjuster may try and persuade you to settle your claim quickly, offering you a one-time payment on condition that you give up the right to sue the company for more later. At Albert Buzzetti & Associates, our lawyers protect your rights and interests, taking steps to ensure that you aren’t misled or taken advantage of by insurance companies.
Once you hire our office to represent you, insurers must go through our office in any communications or dealings regarding your case. To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you, contact our bicycle accident attorneys at Albert Buzzetti & Associates today. You can call our offices at 201-308-5313 or 866-237-8202. You never pay a dime unless we take your case and win it.