Glenville, a small town located in Schenectady County, New York not too
far from the Mohawk River lays the site of a terrible accident that which
occurred on May 30th of this year. Just less than two weeks ago on that
sunny day, a
bicyclist was hit by a car.
An investigation is still under way and hopefully the cause of the accident
will be uncovered. All that news reports have divulged is that the accident
occurred and that the cyclist is in serious condition.
Thoughts and prayers are extended to the victim and his family; hopefully
his recovery will be swift and complete.
Experienced Poughkeepsie, New York bicycle accident attorneys know that much confusion abounds following a motor vehicle on bicycle
accident. Not only do first responders and investigators have to figure
out what happened, but the victim and their families wonder what happened.
More importantly, they wonder, what happens next.
Of course, the victim’s family is concerned first and foremost with
their loved one’s recovery. But other matters soon come to the fore.
The victim’s employer needs to be notified. Medical bills need to
be handled. Other financial matters need to be attended to; such as paying
rent, the home loan, car payments, insurance bills, food expenses, utility
bills, and the like. If the victim dies, funeral arrangements and costs
need to be handled. The emotions with which accident victims and their
families have to deal are overwhelming on top of all this.
What if the victim was the primary breadwinner? What happens if insurance
will not cover all the victim’s losses? What happens if the victim
will never fully recover from the tragic accident?
If the accident was caused by a motor vehicle driver’s negligence,
the victim and or his/her family can sue the driver to be compensated
for their losses. Finding an
experienced attorney can help the family determine if a lawsuit is appropriate. When is suing
appropriate in such a situation? If the driver:
- Turned into the path of the oncoming cyclist;
- Was under the influence of drugs and or alcohol at the time of the accident;
- Did not yield the right of way to the cyclist;
- Ran over the cyclist while attempting to pass the rider, or;
- In any other way failed to adhere to the duty all drivers owe to other
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Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
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