Bicycling is a way of life for many residents of New York City. Bikes offer convenient and affordable transportation and are an excellent means of exercise and recreation for thousands. New York City has the highest rate of bicycle commuters of any city in the nation, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. In June 2009, New York City finished adding 200 miles of bike lanes and other safety improvements to accommodate a 45 percent increase in cycling in the past three years. The large volume of bicyclists, however, makes accidents with pedestrians and motor vehicles more common than most people realize.
Our partner, Dallin Fuchs, explains how bicycle accidents have increased with the advent of the new bike sharing program:
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, we understand the financial burden that a bicycle accident can cause riders and their families. Our New York cyclist lawyers are committed to getting our clients lives back on track. We look to recoup compensation for all of our clients’ damages, including lost wages, costly medical bills, pain and suffering, and wrongful death when it is applicable. We use our experience and considerable resources to pursue maximum compensation for all of our clients.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious or fatal injury in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free review of your legal options call (212) 406-1700 or contact us on-line. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning there is no charge unless we secure a monetary recovery.