Riding a bicycle has its obvious advantages, including avoiding the traffic and daily congestion of the city. Bicycles are also no match against the millions of passenger cars, taxis, buses, and trucks out on the roads of New York City. If you or a loved one has been in a serious bicycle accident, contact us at Moore Kuehn for a free case evaluation. If you have been seriously injured, we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Bicyclists are ubiquitous in New York City and have the same rights and protections on the roads as cars, buses and trucks. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact us for assistance with your case. With our experienced team of litigators from Moore Kuehn on your side, we deal with the insurance company, seeking the maximum possible, or move forward with a lawsuit if this will best protect your rights and interests. We can assist you to recover costs for medical bills, loss of earnings, diminished capacity of future earnings, emotional distress, and pain and suffering you have incurred as a result of your accident.
Beyond ease of getting around the traffic and congestion of New York City, a bike messenger’s livelihood depends on the speed that he or she can make the delivery. Most are seasoned bicyclists and can quickly get around the city despite traffic, bad weather, road closures and other obstructions. Unfortunately, your life can change in moments if you are the victim of an accident with a car, truck, or bus. Your very livelihood can be taken away and instead, you find you have to deal with severe injuries, medical bills, and the inability to earn a living. An experienced attorney at Moore Kuehn can handle all aspects of your case so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back on your feet.
According to statistics reported by New York City, a quarter of the adults in the city ride a bike at some point during the year. Almost half of adult residents ride a bike at least several times a month, about 778,000 people. Another 272,000 adults ride a bike at least once a month and 544,000 adults ride a bike at least a few times a year.
Along with the thousands of cyclists on the streets, The Citi Bike share program was launched in NYC in May 2013. There are 12,000 bikes in circulation in 60 New York City neighborhoods. Helmets are not provided as part of the rental even though a recent report found that 97% of fatalities involved people that were not wearing helmets.
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) reports the statistics of bicycle accidents and fatalities each year. In recent years, there have been about 5,000 injuries to bicyclists and about 20 fatalities per year.
If you have been in a serious bicycle accident, call our experienced New York City attorneys at Moore Kuehn for help pursuing the maximum compensation for your injuries.