Bicycle Accidents

What You Need to Know About Bicycle Accidents

Posted on August 22, 2019 in
Bicycles are a good way to get around in places like Manhattan. Riders get a nice bit of exercise as they go to and from their destinations. Additionally, bicycles are easy to operate, basically free to maintain, and easy to park. Unfortunately, bicycles are also very dangerous, especially in busy areas like Manhattan. Bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities have increased 32 percent since 2008.  These victims deserve compensation for their injuries. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and...
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Avoiding a NYC Bicycle Crash

Posted on February 13, 2019 in
If you are involved in a bicycle accident in NYC, the results can be devastating and you may suffer severe injuries that require you to retain an NYC Bicycle Accident Lawyer. So let’s look at ways to avoid an NYC bicycle accident all together and address some questions that may be on the minds of NYC cyclists that are looking to be pro-active in circumventing a bike crash on the streets of New York City. Should I Ride My Bicycle Against Traffic or With It? For reasons unknown, some...
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The Dangers of Skitching in NYC

Posted on December 30, 2018 in
What is Skitching? Skitching is the dangerous practice of hitching a ride by holding onto a bus, car, truck or taxicab while rollerblading, bicycling or skateboarding. Skitching is also sometimes referred to as bumper jumping, bumper hitching or jogging. Regardless of what you call it, the practice can lead to taxi accidents, bicycle accidents and car accidents on Manhattan’s busy streets. Why do People Engage in Skitching in Manhattan? The most likely reason for skitching is simply the excitement and adrenaline rush. But it is very hard for other...
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Avoiding the “Right Hook” as a NYC Bicyclist

Posted on December 13, 2018 in
“Right Hook” Bicycle Accidents in NYC Before discussing how to avoid a right hook bike collision, defining what it means is the better place to start. An NYC bicyclist is right-hooked when he is struck by an automobile at an intersection and the car turns right, striking the bicyclist who is properly riding to the far right of vehicular traffic. Also, a motorist may see a bicyclist to her right and try to increase her speed and then cut off the NYC bicyclist causing a collision. Preventing a Right...
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NYC Bicyclists Doored While Cycling

Posted on December 9, 2018 in
More and more people choose bicycles to navigate the streets of Manhattan, as they oftentimes outpace vehicular traffic and provide a great workout at the same time. The introduction of Citi Bikes has also led to more cyclists on New York City’s streets. However, navigating the City’s roadways as a Manhattan cyclist comes with many perils, such as getting “doored” by a vehicle. This involves a person in a vehicle opening their door as the bicyclist slams into it. The person in the vehicle did not bother to look...
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Are NYC Electric Bikes Safe?

Posted on November 5, 2018 in
E-Bikes Pedestrian and bicycle accidents can lead to some of the most serious injuries in Manhattan and the surrounding New York City boroughs, and with the onslaught of so-called e-bikes, or electric bicycles, new debates have emerged. As anyone who has traveled throughout NYC will tell you, some bicyclists are safer than others. Some ride on the right side of the road and obey traffic signals while others ride down the middle of the road and weave through both stopped and moving traffic. Further, still, some bicyclists ride the...
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