New York Bike Crash Lawyers
Fees and Costs
Calling or e-mailing our office is free!
We speak to New York cyclists and provide free bike crash advice almost
If a crash is serious enough, you may need to retain our office to represent
your interests. It is important for us to discuss the details of the crash
before we can determine whether we can be successful in making a recovery
for you. We also want you to have a full and complete understanding of
how the process works, and what you should expect so that there are no
surprises along the way. If we believe we can successfully represent you,
we will then enter into a retainer agreement pursuant to the Court Rules
of the State of New York.
Pursuant to our retainer agreement, we charge you no money up front. We
work on a contingency fee basis. This means we charge no fee unless we
are successful in making a recovery for you whether by verdict or settlement.
If and when we are successful, we then charge a one-third contingency
fee, as well as reimbursement for our expenses from the award. If we are
not successful in making a recovery for you, then there is no fee charged.
Unlike many other law firms, we will also handle your no-fault claim on
your behalf for no additional fee. We will also pursue your property damage
claim as part of the underlying case.
Typical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit include filing fees with
the Court, deposition transcripts, investigation, medical records, experts,
and other associated expenses necessary to prosecute your case. The largest
expense would be when a case goes to trial, and we have to pay doctors
and other experts to testify.
Some cases are more complicated, and expenses can be higher. Typical reasons
why you might see increased expenses are the need for additional experts,
such as for accident reconstruction, or where we need to have more than
one doctor testify. At the conclusion of the case, all expenses are listed
on a closing statement for you to review, which will ultimately be filed
with the office of Court Administration.
When we accept your case, you can be sure that all of the resources and
expertise of the firm will be committed to obtaining the highest recovery for you.
We are happy to discuss your case with you. Feel free to
call or email us anytime to discuss the process further.