If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident, gathering evidence might be a challenge. For some, it may be made easier with the help of a New York personal injury lawyer. Some cyclists are beginning to take the initiative and utilize new technologies to help protect their rights in the event that an accident occurs.
The availability of digital cameras and video devices has made it easier to document the aftermath of an accident and sometimes even the accident itself, but that takes some luck and good timing. Nobody can know when an accident is going to occur, so unless the accident takes place at a major event captured by many cameras, the chance that someone will happen to be recording at the scene is slim.
The New York Times recently reported that some bicyclists have begun to wear small head cameras that mount onto their helmets. The purpose of these devices is to document the cyclists’ rides. They can help to serve as evidence should a bicycle accident occur. This may help the victim have a better idea of what happened and can make it easier for a New York personal injury lawyer to evaluate and build the case.
The relationship between cyclists and motorists has been a strained one for some. This may be due to some motorists’ poor understanding of the laws that protect cyclists or an overall intolerance for sharing the road with non-motorized vehicles. This has led to some dangerous brushes with physical harm and sometimes serious or deadly injuries.
It’s quite possible that the use of these cameras (which sell for approximately $200 right now but may drop in price as they come into more widespread usage) will change the way motorists behave around cyclists and could reduce future bicycle accidents.
Contacting a New York Personal Injury Attorney
Accidents involving bicyclists can lead to months, if not years, of pain, suffering, medical bills and rehabilitation. In many cases, these tragic accidents could have been prevented. If you’ve been injured in a bike accident due to another person’s negligence, contact the law offices of Gacovino, Lake & Associates to learn your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation Call 1-800-246-4878 to speak with a New York personal injury attorney about your bicycle accident.