What if I’m Involved in a Bicycle Accident in New York?

Bicycling Safety in New York

If you are involved in a bicycle accident, it could result in injury.  Injuries can vary in degree of severity, with some being minor and others more serious.  In some instances, bicycle accidents may even be fatal.  Bicyclists should practice proper safety when riding their bikes.  This includes wearing protective gear including, but not limited to, helmets and reflective gear. These protective items can help reduce the severity of injury in the event of an accident.

Bicycling in New York: Know to Follow the Rules of the Road

Like New York motors, bicyclists in the state are required to follow rules.  These rules are the same rules of the road that motorist follow.  They should operate their bicycles with caution and using sound judgment.  Bicyclists should also be alert when they operate their bikes.  Some rules they should follow include riding on a path, using hand signals to alert others, wear protective gear to protect yourself from injury and to make yourself visible to other motorists, and ride with caution, care, and concern of others on the road.

Who is at Fault in a Bicycle Accident?

Bicycle accidents could be difficult to assess for fault.  They are assessed on a case by case basis and the facts of the accident may determine or allocate fault.  Bicyclists could be at fault or partially at fault if they are discovered to have disobeyed the rules of the road.  If you’ve been in a bicycle accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss the facts of your matter.

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