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Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

According to the New York City Department of Transportation's 2011 statistics, 755 bicyclists were injured that year in the five boroughs alone due to accidents with motor vehicles.  Unfortunately, that number is expected to rise as more people turn to bicycling for their primary transportation, exercise and leisure. 

Bicycling is popular in the city among recreational riders and bicycle commuters, but it also puts riders at risk of being injured in traffic or killed in a collision. While an accident can take place anywhere - including bike paths, sidewalks, side streets, and boulevards - certain places are more dangerous to riders than others. According to a study released by the New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, 9 out of 10 bike fatalities occur in collisions with motor vehicles and 89% of those fatalities take place at or near intersections.  Of the five boroughs, Brooklyn is statistically the most dangerous for bicycle riders, with 40% of all bike crashes occurring in Kings County, followed by Manhattan (24%), Queens (21%), the Bronx (13%), and Staten Island (2%).

If you or a loved one has been hurt while riding in New York City, do not hesitate to contact us at Sutton, LLP for help in pursuing compensation. We represent individuals who have suffered all types of cycling injuries, from broken limbs and collarbones to severe road rash, internal organ damage, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. Your life may never be the same after an accident of this nature, and we want to assist you in recovering damages to help you offset the significant financial impact of this change in your life.

An attorney from our firm can begin investigating the circumstances of your accident after your free initial consultation in order to determine if the motor vehicle driver was at fault.  Whether you were struck by a car that violated your right of way by turning, hit by a passing vehicle, hit by a car that failed to stop at an intersection, or hit by an opening car door, you have a right to demand compensation for your injuries.

 


Sutton LLP represents clients in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, and throughout New York.



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