Buffalo Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Biking through Buffalo in the warmer months is a great way to explore local parks, trails, and the scenic waterfront. Not to mention, a great way to skip traffic and get some exercise outside! Unfortunately, as bicyclists on the road increase as the weather gets warmer in Buffalo, so do bicycle accidents, most of which can be traced back to an inattentive driver.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident in Buffalo, call our team of experienced Buffalo bicycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation. We will answer any questions you have regarding your accident, help you file your bicycle accident claim, and work hard to help you get the best result possible.

Why Do I Need a Buffalo Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

Buffalo bicycle accident victims can be seriously injured after a bicycle collision. Bicyclists have very little protection to shield themselves from the impact of the collision, or from the hard pavement.  Even with safety gear, bicyclists can still suffer severe head and bodily injuries. If you have been injured in a Buffalo bicycle accident, you will want the knowledgeable bicycle attorneys at The Barnes Firm on your side. When you partner with The Barnes Firm, you can be assured we will:

  • Evaluate your case for FREE and answer any questions you may have
  • Investigate the details surrounding your accident including what/who caused it
  • Hold the responsible party or parties liable
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Prepare your case and take it to trial, if necessary

At The Barnes Firm, we understand bicyclists have the right to a safe road and will fight for you to help you obtain the best result possible for your Buffalo bicycle accident claim. Call us today at (800) 800-0000.

Why do Buffalo Bicycle Accidents Happen?

The Buffalo Bicycle Master Plan is part of a city-wide initiative to help keep Buffalo a bicycle friendly city by increasing the amount of bicycle lanes from 72 miles to 300 miles in upcoming years. Data suggests that a better bicycle infrastructure lowers the number of bicycle accidents and fatalities. Still, even with this master plan in place, bicycle accidents still occur on the streets of Buffalo.  Buffalo bicycle accidents occur for many reasons, including:

  • Driver failing to yield to a bicyclist at an intersection
  • A motor vehicle turning directly in front of a bicyclist
  • Distracted or reckless driving near a bicyclist
  • Motorists failing to properly share the road with bicyclists
  • Tailgating a bicyclist
  • Motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Regardless of how a bicycle accident happens, the life of a Buffalo bicyclist can be severely altered after a crash. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle crash, reach out to one of our Buffalo bicycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm as soon as possible.

Types of Injuries Resulting from a Buffalo Bicycle Accident:

Every Buffalo bicycle accident is different; however, medical professionals typically see the same types of injuries resulting from bicycle crashes. The most common injuries that stem from a bicycle accident include:

If you have been injured in a Buffalo bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, call our knowledgeable team of Buffalo bicycle accident lawyers today at (800) 800-0000. We understand that injuries from a bicycle accident can require lifelong treatment and we will do everything we can to help you get the results you deserve for your bicycle accident claim.

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What Do I Do After a Buffalo Bicycle Accident?

A bicycle accident can be traumatic and leave bicyclists wondering what to do next. If you have been involved in a bicycle crash, our attorneys recommend taking the following steps:

  1. Get to Safety. As soon as you can, move yourself and your bicycle to a safe location to avoid oncoming traffic and other motorists.
  2. Call 911. Once in a safe spot, call 911 to report the accident and request medical attention, if necessary.
  3. Collect information from the accident. Make sure to obtain the contact and insurance information of the person who hit you, take as many photos and videos as you can of the accident scene and of your injuries, gather witness statements and ask for a copy of the police report before leaving the scene.
  4. Call The Barnes Firm. Many of our experienced attorneys ride bicycles themselves and know how quickly a bicycle accident can happen. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have along the way. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation

How Long do I Have to Submit a Buffalo Bicycle Accident Claim?

Buffalo bicycle accident victims have three years from the date of their accident, or from the date that their injuries were discovered, to file a New York State bicycle accident claim. Call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 as soon as possible following your bicycle accident for a free consultation and to find out how much your case may be worth.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive After a Buffalo Bicycle Crash?

Financial compensation you may receive after a bicycle collision will depend on the details surrounding your bicycle accident and the extent of injuries that you sustained. Having an experienced Buffalo bicycle accident attorney on your side will help you recover compensation for all damages in your accident. Our team of Buffalo bicycle accident attorneys from The Barnes Firm may help you receive compensation for the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost wages and future lost wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Bicycle repairs and replacements
  • Physical Therapy
  • And more…

At The Barnes Firm, our bicycle attorneys have decades of experience successfully advocating for Western New York bicycle accident victims, including cases against motorists, buses, pedestrians, rideshare companies, and more. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in New York State bicycle accident law and are ready to fight for you to help you obtain the best compensation for your injuries and damages. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a free initial consultation.

Call a Buffalo Bicycle Accident Attorney TODAY

Our team of bicycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are here to help you after a Buffalo bicycle crash. We are prepared to fight for you in every way possible to help you get the best result possible for your bicycle claim.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a Buffalo bicycle accident, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. It could be the best call you make.


Our team of experienced bicycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Buffalo and surrounding areas: Alden, Amherst, Attica, Arcade, Batavia, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Corfu, Darien Center, Depew, Dunkirk, East Aurora, Eden, Ellicottville, Elma, Falconer, Fredonia, Getzville, Gowanda, Grand Island, Hamburg, Jamestown, Kenmore, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lewiston, Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Collins, North Tonawanda, Olean, Orchard Park, Pembroke, Salamanca, Springville, Tonawanda, Wales, West Seneca, Wheatfield, Williamsville, and more…

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500 Pearl Street
Suite #700
Buffalo, NY 14202

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“The Barnes Firm Injury Attorneys is a complete professional package. Right from the initial contact with company, they made me feel at ease and left no stone unturned during my case. I do recommended!”

Adrian A.

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“I highly recommend The Barnes Firm and their team of attorneys. Above and beyond all expectations. If you want a lawyer and a law firm that will actually care about you, and get your case done right, they are the best! They will work hard for you no matter the size of your case. I have recommended you guys to my family and friends! Thank you!”

Mitch C.

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“Derek Roller, attorney with the Barnes Firm, did an outstanding job representing me in an vehicle accident. I was kept informed and was followed up on consistently throughout the process, always keeping my interest in front of anything. I highly recommend The Barnes Firm to everyone who needs counsel.”

Chuck H.