Bicycle Accidents In New York
Bicycles share most of the rights and responsibilities of motor vehicles, but all too often, their rights are disrespected on the road. The result can be tragic, as bicyclists are relatively unprotected in the event of a collision with a car or truck.
Common causes of bicycle accidents in New York include:
- Failure to yield right of way to a bicycle
- Violating bicycle lanes
- Crowding a bicycle off the side of a road
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
At Surdez & Perez P.C., we stand up for bicyclists injured on streets in Queens and throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to handle complex bicycle accident claims involving life-changing injuries and wrongful death.
Pedestrians are even more vulnerable to accident injuries. New York streets expose pedestrians to many hazards, including speeding taxis, bicycle messengers and distracted drivers.
Motorists are required by law to pay attention to their surroundings, but all too often fail to do so in areas where pedestrians are present. Pedestrian accidents can result in fractures, spinal cord injuries, traumatic head injuries and other catastrophic injuries. All too often, the results are fatal.
Let Us Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident in New York City, our lawyers are here to stand up for your rights. Call us today at 800-315-1885 or contact us online to arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer.