We Take Bike Accidents Seriously. Your Recovery Is Our Priority.
Some of the most severe accidents are those involving bikes sharing the road with cars and other vehicles. Unfortunately, children are often involved in bike accidents and can face severe injury or even death. As Citi Bike and biking to work continue to grow in popularity, adults are also increasingly the victims of dangerous and reckless motorists. Tourists are also at risk.
Liability for bike accidents is often determined by negligence, or who was at fault for the accident occurring. Looking at the evidence of the crash and investigating responsibility can be a tedious and challenging process – you can trust the team of New York bicycle accident attorneys at Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, to carefully review your case and fight for you while you focus on recovering.
Common Causes Of Bike Accidents
Bicyclists are always painfully aware of how dangerous it is on the road for them. They have to watch out for many hazards, including:
- Inattentive drivers
- Poorly maintained bikeways
- Aggressive drivers
- Deceptive weather conditions, such as black ice and fog
Additionally, Citi Bikes are growing in popularity as a way to conveniently travel around the city, but this can pose safety concerns on streets and sidewalks for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians nearby.
Remember, as a bicyclist, you have the same rights and duties as car drivers meaning you may share liability in accidents. However, mostly what having the same rights as someone behind the wheel is that you have the same ability to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Help For Bicycle Accidents And Personal Injury Claims
Call today for a free consultation with a lawyer on your personal injury case. Prospective clients can also schedule their consultation via our easy online form. We serve clients in New York from our New York City office location or by calling 646-916-3179. Se habla español.