More Bicyclists on NYC Roads Will to Lead to More Accidents
More Bicyclists than ever are travelling on New York City Roads for multiple reasons, including that: The City of New York has built more bike lanes; more people are biking for exercise; and the Citibike program making 600o bicycles available to New Yorkers resulting in about 62,000 miles being driven per day (per the December 2013 issue of Fortune). With all the additional bicyclists on the roads there will be more accidents involving bike riders. These accidents will come as a result of interactions with pedestrians, cars, taxis, trucks, potholes, and other sources. To make matters worse, Citibike rentals do not come with helmets, so more serious head injuries can be expected. The same rules apply if you are injured in an event involving a bicycle as if you are injured due to an event with a motor vehicle. The police should be immediately notified and called to the scene so a report can be filled out. Such is especially important if the bicyclist is at fault as a bicycle will not have a license plate to help you later track down the owner or operator. If you or someone you know is injured in an accident involving a bicycle accident you should contact a New York Personal Injury Lawyer. Zalman Schnurman & Miner is a NY personal injury law firm that handles cases involving bicycle accidents. For a free consultation call 212-668-0059 or 1-800-LAWLINE (1-800-529-5463).