A woman in her 40s and her father were riding bicycles on Wednesday afternoon on New South Rd. in Hicksville, New York, when tragedy struck. According to a report by CBS New York, a passing SUV struck the unidentified bicyclists before striking another vehicle and finally crashing into a house. The female bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and her father was taken to a local area hospital.
It was unclear if there would be criminal charges pressed against the driver of the SUV, as this may be a civil matter.
In order for an injured bicyclist to have grounds for a lawsuit, they must be able to prove that the driver of the vehicle acted negligently. A driver’s actions are negligent if they violated a duty of care. A duty of care is a legal obligation that individuals have to take certain precautions when performing an action that could potentially cause harm. Drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a responsible manner and uphold all the rules of the road.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, we understand the financial burden that a bicycle accident can cause riders and their families. Our New York bicycle accident lawyers are committed to getting our clients lives back on track. We look to recoup compensation for all of our clients’ damages, including lost wages, costly medical bills, pain and suffering, and wrongful death when it is applicable. We use our experience and considerable resources to pursue maximum compensation for all of our clients.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious or fatal injury in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free review of your legal options call (212) 406-1700 or contact us online. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning there is no charge unless we secure a monetary recovery.