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New York biker in critical condition after accident

It is important to remember that bicyclists can cause serious damage to pedestrians in the event of an accident, and cyclists everywhere are encouraged to take extra care in the heavily populated streets of New York to avoid striking pedestrians. However, it is also important to remember that bicyclists are at an equal risk when it comes to the other, larger vehicles with which bicycles often share the road. A collision with a motor vehicle can cause serious or fatal damage to a bicyclist.

We defend victims in bicycle accidents

Anybody who has been on the streets of New York knows just how dangerous the city can be for anyone driving or riding on the street. Many couriers are employed in the city and use bikes to quickly navigate the crowded streets, but unfortunately the dangers are perhaps even more serious for them. Small bicycles provide no protection from a collision with a larger truck, so it is understandable that bicycle accidents are often treated very seriously and leave the bicyclist with serious injuries.

New York Bicyclist injured in accident

Make no mistake: Bicycles can be very dangerous for pedestrians in New York. Many bicyclists try to capitalize on their minimal size and hyper-maneuverability in order to navigate around the busy city streets, and this often leads to injured pedestrians. However, it is important to remember that bicyclists can be victims too. The dangers that bicyclists pose to pedestrians are also dangers that bicyclists themselves face with regard to larger vehicles such as cars.

Bicyclists can pose a danger to pedestrians

When one thinks of traffic accidents, one cannot help but notice the obvious hierarchy of vehicles in a collision. At the top of the hierarchy sit large trucks carrying heavy loads, as any vehicle that strikes such a truck will suffer significant damage, while the truck itself will likely come out of the crash in rather good shape. As you continue down the list, you will come across large cars such as Suburbans or SUVs, then smaller cars including convertibles, and finally two-wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles or bicycles.

Negligent New York biker allegedly causes bus accident

Whether because their riders are trying to save on gas, or because they have to move quickly to make their deliveries on time, bicycles are a common sight on the streets of New York City. Unfortunately, due to their size and mobility, some bicyclists take liberties with the rules of the road. This can sometimes lead to unfortunate bicycle accidents wherein a pedestrian is injured or some other damage is caused. 

Fatal bicycle accident occurs in Queens

Many people travel the streets of New York City by bicycle. Whether they’re looking for a more economical or greener method of transportation, or they ride a bicycle to navigate the crowded streets and tight alleys more effectively, bikers face a danger that automobile drivers cannot fathom. While anyone can find themselves in an accident, a bicycle accident is exponentially more devastating than an automobile accident. Even a minor collision or a simple bump can cause catastrophic injury to a biker, or worse, death.

New York bicyclist hospitalized after accident

New York City faces a problem that few other cities in the country face: an abundance of bicyclists on the road. The addition of bicyclists to the constant city traffic can add another level of complexity, both from the legal perspective and driving perspective, to daily travel. Bicycle accidents can be very devastating and complicated. In instances where a bicyclist hits a pedestrian, there is employment liability to think about, and in instances where a bicyclist is struck by a vehicle, the damages can be catastrophic to the cyclist.

Could 'smart bike' reduce bike accidents in New York City?

Bicycles are a common sight on New York City streets. In addition to the many residents who ride bicycles as a part of their jobs, residents using bikes as a mode of transportation are also frequently seen navigating the streets along with other motor vehicles. Much of the time these interactions are uneventful. Other times however, the modes of transportation cross paths with devastating results.

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