Cars do not often understand the rights of bicyclists. Likewise, bicyclists do not often understand the rights of pedestrians. It is important that cars, bicycles, and pedestrians understand each other’s rights and obligations to keep each other safe. Otherwise, crashes will happen that can lead to devastating injuries and even fatalities on NYC streets.
If you or a loved one has been hit by a car while riding a bike, you need to understand your rights. If negligence was the cause of the crash, you have the right to pursue personal injury compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, property damage, and other damages.
The insurance companies have no incentive to provide you with the compensation you deserve just because it is the right thing to do. They will provide the compensation you deserve when they are forced to by a jury or when settling clearly is in their best interest. The way to make this happen is to have an experienced advocate working for you.
In Manhattan, you will find such an advocate at the Sheindlin Law Firm. I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which means I have obtained millions of dollars for injury victims. I have experience representing bicyclists and pedestrians who were injured by cars, as well as representing pedestrians who were struck by careless bicyclists.
The Citi Bike bike-sharing program was launched in NYC in 2013. The program is a great idea that allows people to explore the city via bicycle, getting some exercise while taking in the sights or riding to work. Unfortunately, NYC can be a difficult place to ride a bicycle because of the close proximity of numerous cars, bicycles and pedestrians.
When crashes happen involving Citi Bike or any bicycle, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. I can quickly investigate your circumstances, and determine your rights and the duty of others. This is important as liable parties may include not only vehicle operators but also State and City agencies involved with the roadway layout and signage, private owners and program administrators.
Whether you were hit by a car, struck in a crosswalk or hurt on a Citi Bike in New York City, you can turn to me for the representation you need. Contact me today for a free initial consultation by writing to me online or calling 212-625-8030 to schedule an appointment.
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