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Inexperience: The New Cyclist Safety Hazard on New York Streets

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed some interesting phenomena. From less air pollution to dolphins frolicking in empty cruise ports, the landscape of the world has changed in many ways because of the pandemic – and one of those is more cyclists on the streets of New York City. Many people are trading in public transportation for two wheels and taking the streets on bicycles to get where they need to go. While this change isn’t […]

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Ways New York Drivers Cause Bicycle Accidents

Although bicycling is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to get around the city, sharing the roads with cars is risky business, and you could wind up seriously injured or killed in a collision. The streets of New York are a chaotic mix of cars, trucks, buses, cyclists, and pedestrians. This means that crashes, many of them serious or deadly, are much more common here than in other places. What’s more – the […]

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Did you Have a Bike Accident in a NYC Bike Lane?

At the end of 2018, 20.9 miles of protected bike lanes were added to NYC streets. Despite over 170 miles of bike paths, bike lanes and Greenways in the Bronx, cyclists are still being hit. In 2017, there were over 450 bicycle accidents in the Bronx. Take the example of Carlos Vasquez. He was killed last year while riding his bike on Webster Avenue. A box truck driver struck him late in the evening and […]

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Gear That Can Protect You from New York Bicycle Injuries

Even if you’re a native New Yorker or you’ve been biking your whole life, cycling in the city can be straight-up terrifying. At least 26 bikers were killed by motorists in 2017 alone. That’s the bad news. Want some good? Protective gear can help you reduce injuries, and the right gear might even save your life. Before you ride, make sure you have all of your safety gear ready to wear and use. What should […]

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How New York Parents Can Protect Kids after a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle riding is a great activity for children. It helps them stay active and enjoy the outdoors, and it can give older children more independence as they use their bikes as a means of transportation. However, bike riding is also a common way for kids to sustain injuries. How common are bike riding injuries? Bicycle accidents account for about 500,000 emergency room visits annually, and about 300,000 of these injured cyclists are children. Worse, around […]

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Hurt While Biking in NY? Here’s What You Need to Do

Biking is one of the best ways to get around in the city. You’re not subject to traffic and parking issues that make ride-sharing and driving cumbersome. And it’s often faster than taking public transit.   However, collisions with automobiles are a major risk for cyclists here, making bicycle accidents a common cause of serious injury. A recent accident involving bicyclists on the 28th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour illustrates this point. An unlicensed driver […]

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In Bike Accidents, Drivers May Not Even Realize They’re at Fault

  Cyclists and drivers who have to “share the road” don’t always have the best relationship. This is especially so in a bustling city like New York. Streets are narrow, and everyone moves fast. The rules aren’t exactly clear to all drivers about who has the right of way when they are on the road with cyclists. In fact, if a driver hits a cyclist, they might not even understand that they made a mistake. […]

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5 Common Injuries That Occur In New York Bicycle Crashes

  Did you know that it is illegal to ride bicycles side by side when passing pedestrians or a parked car in New York? Not only do you put yourself at risk when you do this, but other people’s lives will be as risk too. It is an accident waiting to happen.   Sadly, bicycle accidents are not rare in New York – especially in the city. If you own a bike or you are […]

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How to Prevent Bicycle Accidents in New York City

Citizens of New York City depend on many modes of transportation to reach their destinations, bicycles being an extremely popular option. Unfortunately, while riding a bike in New York has many advantages, it also comes with some big safety risks. If you do decide to start cycling, patience and preparation are your best tools for staying safe on two wheels. Consider the following safety tips to prevent being a victim of a bicycle accident:   Be Aware […]

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Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer in New York City

Texting and driving is a real problem. In a society obsessed with technology, disconnecting is tougher than ever. This is true even in situations that deserve our attention the most, like driving. Distracted driving is illegal in New York State. If you were injured in an accident caused by a driver who was texting and driving, contact an auto accident lawyer to protect you. In New York, texting and driving is not the only form of distracted […]

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