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Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists, drivers, and pedestrians all have the responsibility of safely sharing roads and sidewalks. Each owes a duty of care to behave in a reasonable manner and to not endanger others through their own negligence. However, bicycle accidents are still incredibly common with thousands occurring each year, particularly in New York City where there has been increased opportunities for biking. Fortunately, if you were injured in a bike accident due to the negligence of another, you might be able to recover compensation.

Bicyclists have to follow the same rules as motor vehicle drivers.
Further, delivery-making bicyclists may have additional requirements placed on them. These include displaying identification to show who they make deliveries for, and being required to have accident insurance.

Bicyclists can be injured due to many different factors, such as:

  • negligently driven motor vehicles;
  • illegally parked vehicles;
  • car doors opening into the path of the bicycle;
  • potholes and grates; and other hazards.

Unfortunately, the increase of bicyclists on our streets has also led to any increase of pedestrians being struck by bicyclists.

Whether you are a bicyclist injured in an accident, or are someone injured by a bicyclist in an accident, our firm can help. Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. has recovered millions in compensation for plaintiffs in bike accident cases. If you are interested in commencing a lawsuit, please contact our office for a free consultation.

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