Bicycle Accident

Two Wheels or Four, Cars and Bicycles Must Share the Road

By WRSH on July 19, 2017 - Comments off

bicycle-city-bicycles-new york-to rent-city bikesIn New York, bicycles are allowed to operate on roads just like motorized vehicles. Motorists are expected to “share the road” with bicyclists. If everyone plays his or her part, accidents will be reduced. Read the rest »

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May is National Bike Safety Month

By WRSH on May 5, 2014 - Comments off

NY Bike AccidentsMay is National Bike Safety Month, an important month for New York bicyclists. Although rates of car and truck crashes have gone down over the past decade, the rate of bicycle injuries on New York roadways has actually increased, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

You can help keep yourself and those you care about safer on bicycles this summer by knowing the top causes of bicycle accident injury and how to avoid them.  As always, never hesitate to speak to an experienced New York bicycle injury lawyer if you are hurt in a crash this summer.

According to the National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors, the top three causes of bicyclist injuries include:

  • Being hit by a car.  This one event accounts for one in every three bicycle accidents.  Bicyclists can wear helmets and reflective clothing to help protect themselves, and motorists should always look carefully for bicycles while driving. Read the rest »

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Rules to Remember When Bicycling in New York

By WRSH on December 16, 2013 - Comments off

With the exception of a few particular clauses, bicyclists in New York are governed by the same traffic laws as different vehicle drivers. These are designed to keep bicyclists safe and help them travel throughout New York’s busy streets, just the same as any other vehicle.

However, if you are bicycling, it is important to remember these legal guidelines to avoid a New York City bike accident and prevent accidental violations of the law.

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