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Bicycle Accident AttorneysIn New York City, all modes of transportation share the streets in very close proximity. Bicyclists are considered operators of a vehicle. They are required to obey the same rules of the road as other vehicle operators, including obeying traffic signs, signals, and lane markings. When biking in the street, cyclists must ride in the same direction as traffic.1
Drivers of cars, trucks and buses must also respect the rights of bicyclists. Motorists violate the rights of a bicyclist when they:
- Crowd the lane occupied by the bicyclist
- Follow too closely behind the bicyclist
- Fail to yield to a bicyclist who has the right of way
- Fail to be aware of the traffic conditions around them (motorist inattention)
Almost all (92%) of these bicyclist fatalities occurred as a result of crashes with motor vehicles.Many bicycle accidents with a motor vehicle occur simply because the car, bus, or truck did not see the bicyclist. When this occurs the result can be devastating for the cyclist. Bicycles are the most vulnerable of all vehicles on the road.2
According to A Joint Report from the New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, Parks and Recreation, Transportation, and the New York City Police Department, 3,462 NYC bicyclists were seriously injured in crashes with motor vehicles between 1996 and 2003 in New York City. Another 225 were killed. Almost all (92%) of these bicyclist fatalities occurred as a result of crashes with motor vehicles. About one third (32%) of these bicyclist fatalities occurred as a result of a crash with large vehicles (trucks and buses). Only one fatal crash with a motor vehicle occurred when a bicyclist was in a marked bicycle lane. Nearly all bicyclists who died (97%) were not wearing a helmet. Most fatal crashes (74%) involved a head injury.3
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that all bicyclists wear properly fitted bicycle helmets every time they ride. A helmet is the single most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle crash.4
New York City Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicyclists who are struck by a car or other motor vehicle face a trying and difficult time. There are medical expenses, lost wages, and other hardships. They have unanswered questions.
We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients.We understand the hardships victims of bicycle accidents face. We know how to help them regain some semblance of their prior life through financial security.
Since 1987, Mr. DiMartini has represented bicyclists who have been hit by a car throughout the New York City metropolitan area. He is an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer, with a long record of success winning favorable settlements and awards for his injured clients.
If you have been injured in a New York City bicycle knockdown accident, Mr. DiMartini will explain all of your rights and options to you. If we determine that we are willing to pursue your claim, it is only because we believe that you suffered a serious injury due to the fault of another party or entity. We will aggressively and professionally pursue your claim to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Personal injury law is all we do. We know how to get results!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York City bike accident accident, we are here to fight for your rights. Call Mr. DiMartini directly at 1.844.299.0030. You can also contact us online. The consultation is free. There is never a fee unless we win your case!