Bicycle crashes can be deadly, particularly in New York City. Bicycles, unlike cars, include no protective shell to protect their operators.
We can help you seek recovery for injuries sustained by, for example, being hit by a vehicle, being “doored” while riding down the street, or losing control of your bicycle after hitting a street defect (such as a pothole).
Section 1214 of the New York Vehicle & Traffic Law, which relates to claims involving “doorings”, provides:
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.
In addition, Title 34, Chapter 4, Section 4-12(c) of the Rules of the City of New York, provides:
Getting out of vehicle. No person shall get out of any vehicle from the side facing on the traveled part of the street in such manner as to interfere with the right of the operator of an approaching vehicle or a bicycle.
If you have been injured while riding a bicycle, please feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.
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