Bicycle Accidents: Frequently Asked Questions
Cyclists in New York certainly don’t have it easy, especially if they are ever victims in a serious accident.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may have many unanswered questions running through you mind. While we encourage you to contact us at Edelman & Edelman, P.C., for answers, feel free to also review the commonly asked questions below:
- Who may be liable for a bike accident?
Navigating New York City’s streets on a bike is certainly no easy task. Not only must bicyclists deal with aggressive drivers, but, in some cases, poorly designed roadways. If you have been injured in a serious bike accident due to no fault of your own, you may wonder who is possibly liable for your injuries… Read More
- How long do I have to file a bike accident claim?
One of the biggest mistakes you can make following a serious bike accident is to do nothing. Not only should you seek medical care, but, if negligence was involved, you should also talk to an attorney right away. In fact, if you wait too long to speak with a lawyer, you may lose your chance to seek compensation for your injuries… Read More
- Do bicyclists have a right to the road?
As the frequent target of motorists’ aggression, many bicyclists are often made to feel like they do not have a right to the road. However, no matter how many times you may be honked at while riding your bike, it is important to remember that under New York law — specifically New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1231 — “[e]very person riding a bicycle […] upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights […] applicable to the driver of a vehicle.”… Read More