Bicycle lanes provide vital connections for bikers, in-line skaters and skateboarders in New York City. Unfortunately, ignorant drivers sometimes obstruct or cross these lanes, resulting in devastating collisions with bikers. With more bikes on the road as a result of the Citi Bike bike-sharing program, car-bike accidents are, sadly, becoming more common.
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, our attorneys represent people who are injured in bike lane accidents throughout the New York City area. For more than 25 years, our lawyers have helped clients like you obtain the medical care they need and financial compensation they deserve — and we have the results to prove it.
Bike Lane Laws In New York City
Bike lanes are portions of the roadway that have been designated by signs, stripes and other markings for use by bikers, in-line skaters and skateboarders. It is illegal for drivers of motor vehicles to:
- Stop within or otherwise obstruct a bike lane
- Drive on or across bike lanes
- Open car doors in the path of bicyclists (dooring)
The most common bike lane accidents occur when the person in the vehicle makes a left or right turn across a bike lane without checking for bikers.
Here is an example of the results our cycling injury law firm has obtained for our clients:
$1 Million Settlement For Skateboarding Student — Our attorneys obtained a $1 million settlement for a high school student who suffered hip and pelvis fractures after being struck by a garbage truck while skateboarding in New York City.
Contact An Attorney For Bicycle Lane Accidents In New York
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York bicycle lane accident lawyers, call 212-221-5999 or email us. We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Greater New York.