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Category: Bicycle Accidents

January 11, 2019 Bicycle Accidents

Biking Laws You Need to Know in New York

New York is a bicycle- and pedestrian-heavy state, with 1,133 miles of bicycle lanes in New York City alone. Over the last several years, biking has become even more popular in the state of New York, resulting in an increase of bicyclists on the roads. Unfortunately, this can also mean a greater number of accidents…. read more

October 18, 2018 Bicycle Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents

New York City Announces Plans to Make Intersections Safer for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

In September 2018, the New York City Department of Transportation and Vision Zero released a report titled “Cycling at a Crossroads: The Design Future of New York City Intersections.” Focusing on protected bike lane intersections, this report highlights ways that intersections serving motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians operate. It provides a comprehensive look into the… read more

April 11, 2018 Bicycle Accidents

NY Cycling Deaths Increased in 2017

New York City bicycle accident attorneys provide help to victims of bike accidents and to family members of bike riders who are killed in collisions.  Unfortunately, according to Chelsea Patch, more fatal bike accidents occurred in 2017 even as overall traffic fatalities dropped. Bike accidents can occur when drivers do not share the road in… read more

January 19, 2018 Bicycle Accidents

NY Lawmakers Want Accident-Prone Bicycle Lane Removed

Bicycle riders face a significant risk of injury while riding on New York’s roads and should contact New York City bicycle accident lawyers if injuries occur. To try to reduce the risk of harm to riders and make the roads safer, there are many bicycle lanes throughout New York City. These bike lanes provide dedicated… read more

January 11, 2018 Bicycle Accidents

Filing a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit

According to the Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2015, 818 people died in bicycle/motor vehicle accidents in the United States – over 2 people every day of the year. This represents a 6% increase in bicyclist deaths since 2006 (772 bicyclist fatalities) and a 12.2% increase… read more

October 12, 2017 Bicycle Accidents

Citibike Rider Seriously Hurt in Crash With Motor Vehicle

New York City bicycle accident lawyers provide assistance in circumstances where a bike rider has been hurt as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle. Bicycle riders, unfortunately, can be seriously hurt due to the force of impact from a collision because their bike does not provide protection from that impact. The potential… read more

September 27, 2017 Bicycle Accidents,Personal Injury

Drunk Driver Hit Bikers, Causes Serious Injuries

Bicycle riders face a significantly increased risk of being hurt or killed in an auto accident when they are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. A bicycle rider who is hurt, or the family members of a bicycle rider killed in a crash, should consult with a New York City car accident law… read more

September 26, 2017 Bicycle Accidents

7 Important Things You Must Think About After a Bike Accident in New York

According to the most recent data from the US Department of Transportation in the year 2015, there were close to 818 bicyclist fatalities on US roads – this is an increase of 12.2% and the highest number since 1995. There were 45,000 injuries suffered by bicyclists in traffic the same year. Bicyclists aged between 14… read more

August 16, 2017 Bicycle Accidents

How to Avoid Bicycle Accidents in New York

  According to a study conducted recently by the federal government, about 800 cyclists died in the year 2015, and close to 45,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic and taken to the ER in the same year. Each year, 2 percent of motor vehicle accident deaths involve bicyclists. The most serious injuries reported, in bicycle… read more

January 20, 2017 Bicycle Accidents,Car Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Personal Injury

How Uber’s Self Driving Cars are Endangering Pedestrians and Bike Riders

Pedestrians and bicycle riders are vulnerable road users because they are harder to see than cars, trucks, and other vehicles. If a pedestrian or bike rider is hit by a vehicle, the walker or biker also does not have the protection of vehicle safety equipment surrounding him. Serious or even fatal injuries are likely to… read more