New York City Bike Accidents
Representation for Victims of Bicycle Accidents
As a bicyclist you are at great risk of being injured in an accident. This is true whether or not you are wearing the appropriate protective gear, as helmets, elbow pads knee pads are hardly sufficient protection against an accident involving a car or even another
pedestrian on the road. Avid cyclists ourselves, we personally recognize how significant the damages of an accident of this nature can be. We also understand that many of these accidents are far from the fault of the victim who is ultimately injured. Therefore, we have included bike accidents among the many
other accidents that we willingly take on in the Tri-State area.
Avoiding the Ten Most Common Types of Collisions
Bicycle safety is a cause that has risen out of the already large number (and growing) of bicycle accidents that take place on a yearly basis. Experts have identified the ten most common types of bicycle accidents and provided detailed information on how bicyclists can avoid them. The first is the collision that occurs when a vehicle pulls out of a parking lot, side street or driveway before looking. One good way to avoid these accidents is to slow down until you are sure that the driver sees you. Cyclists can also be injured by doors of parked cars suddenly opening as they are riding by. If you notice a line of parked cars coming up, ride at least a door's length away from them.
Crosswalk collisions are also common. To avoid a driver turning directly into your path, slow down until you are sure that they have noticed you. Cyclists may also be commonly injured by riding the wrong way on a street. Maintaining proper bicycle safety means riding with the flow of traffic on the right side of the street. To avoid getting hit while moving after a red light turns to green, try not to stop in a driver's blind spot. Cyclists should also avoid riding on sidewalks as much as possible, as this could mean lower visibility to motorists. Finally, to avoid being rear-ended by a car, always hand signal and look behind you before swerving or cycling around an object such as a parked car.
We are here to help!
If you have done everything within your power to maintain bicycle safety and you were still involved in an accident, then call us. Even those who are deemed partially liable for the accident by their insurance company may still be able to recover some damages. The victims of a bicycle accident are often those who were wrongfully harmed when a negligent driver, a reckless pedestrian or a defective design flaw came into the picture. On their own, bicyclists are generally able to maintain safe riding practices. It is when others get involved that the real dangers begin. No one recognizes this fact better than the professionals at our firm, which is why we have unquestioningly included in our legal representation services for the victims of bicycle collisions in the city and elsewhere.