Protecting New York City’s Bikers
New York City has become more bike-friendly in the last few years, from new bike lanes in the streets to the introduction of thousands of shareable Citi Bikes. The downside of empowering cyclists is the increased number of injury accidents.
In collisions with cars, the bike rider or motorcycle operator often gets blamed, even when the driver was chiefly at fault. At Friedman Sanchez, LLP, we excel at turning that around to hold automobile drivers liable for their negligence. When the injuries are serious or permanent, you need experienced representation to ensure you are properly compensated.
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How Bicycle Accidents Happen In New York City
Bicycles have grown in popularity for commuting, recreation and “green” transportation alternatives. This has created a new wave of accidents:
- More bicyclists hit by cars, trucks, buses and taxis
- Pedestrians hit by bicyclists
- Injuries while riding Citi Bikes
- People tripping over Citi Bike docking stations
- Cyclists getting “doored” riding alongside parked cars
- Work injuries to bike messengers/couriers
Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the special liability and insurance concerns in bike cases. For example, if a bike rider injures a walker in Central Park, that person can sue under the bike rider’s auto insurance or homeowner policy. We work with accident reconstructionists and other experts to assign fault, and we work with families and medical professionals to project the economic losses and future care needs in a claim for damages.
Putting The Fault Where It Belongs
People tend to assume that the biker was at fault when in reality it’s often the auto driver who was distracted, careless or reckless. We work to show that the driver failed to yield, failed to see the motorcycle, changed lanes, pulled out, or otherwise caused the collision or forced the motorcyclist to lay down the bike.
Motorcycle crashes and bicycle accidents commonly end in severe injuries to riders. Our lawyers are committed to full and fair compensation for the aftermath, even when we must try the case to get justice. Friedman Sanchez, LLP takes cases in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Long Island.