New York and New Jersey’s Leading Advocates for Bicyclists
The first choice of bike riders injured in New York and New Jersey, representing:
- cyclists “doored” or struck by motorists
- families of cyclists killed on the road
- cyclists injured by roadway defects or construction hazards
- delivery and other working cyclists injured on the job
- cyclists injured by hit-and-run, uninsured or under-insured motorists
- cyclists injured by intentional acts or victims of road rage
Our years of experience representing hundreds of cyclists, and as daily cyclists ourselves, sets us apart from personal injury law firms that claim to “specialize in bike accidents” among many other practice areas. Our attorneys have an intuitive, real-world understanding of the legal and medical issues facing cyclists, the factors that cause crashes, and what matters most to crash victims. Our work for cyclists has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, the Village Voice, Gothamist, Streetsblog, and many other news sources. Journalists, policymakers and other lawyers regularly look to us for advice in all matters concerning bicycling and the law. We are the bike law experts.
Call today for a free consultation, or read more below about why cyclists choose our firm.
Our Clients’ Objectives Come First.
At Vaccaro Law, we measure success by the client‘s objective — whether a client wants a fair but discreet settlement to fund immediate medical needs, or a full-scale investigation and public vindication of the victim’s blamelessness. Each client has a direct, transparent relationship with their lawyer that imparts personal, efficient, effective representation. Our client’s wishes, informed by our advice and experience, are the last word. Other firms may say similar things, but we mean it — and we do it.
Winning the Medical Coverage You Need.
The immediate concern of every crash victim is getting timely, high-quality medical treatment. But under New York’s and New Jersey’s no-fault laws, a crash victim must rely on an auto insurer or face having to pay for their own treatment — even if they have personal health insurance. The no-fault insurance that crash victims are required to use instead of their own private or employment-based health insurance is full of pitfalls and traps, and you may be forced to pay your personal injury settlement or award to an insurer at the end of your case unless you handle it properly.
At Vaccaro Law, we guide clients through the no-fault system, helping them win maximum medical, disability and other no-fault benefits — in addition to the cash recovery on their personal injury claim. Before choosing a lawyer, a cyclist should ask: how many times has the lawyer arbitrated a no-fault claim? We do so often for our clients, recovering thousands of dollars of no-fault medical benefits, without charging a fee.
Winning the Lost Earnings You Deserve.
Many of our clients are self-employed, work freelance, or have other non-conventional employment. Whether you are a full-time dog-walker or a tenure-track assistant professor, we know how to document your lost income and explain your derailed career path to maximize your recovery.