More than $500 million in recoveries
Bicycles represent a popular mode of transportation on crowded NYC streets, whether used by messengers, restaurant delivery workers, or anyone looking for a way to get around the city in a pleasant manner. But bicyclists can suffer severe injuries—or injure a pedestrian in accidents.
According to the NYC Department of Transportation, 3,462 NYC bicyclists suffered injuries due to crashes with motor vehicles between 1996 and 2003. Between 1996 and 2005, 225 died in crashes. Almost 92 percent of bicyclist fatalities resulted from motor vehicle accidents, and the causes of 94 percent of those fatalities pertained to poor driving or bicycle riding practices. About 97 percent of all killed bicyclists wore no helmet.
Regardless of the details behind a NY City bicycle accident case, the attorneys at the Brooklyn law offices of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters have the skills and experience needed to help protect the rights of victims, whether through personal injury claims or wrongful death lawsuits.
NY law requires all bicyclists and passengers under age 14 to wear approved helmets, or potentially incur a $50 fine. But considering the chances of suffering serious head and brain injuries—particularly if hit by a car, bus, or truck on congested NYC roads—each bicycle accident attorney at our Brooklyn firm strongly recommends that bicyclists of all ages use high-quality helmets before starting out to ride, even for short distances.
Contact Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. with any questions you may have about your legal rights after a bicycle accident in the NYC metropolitan area, or to schedule a free case consultation and evaluation with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer. Even more than Brooklyn lawyers, we consider ourselves client counselors. Let’s look ahead. Together.
At the New York personal injury law firm of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. in Brooklyn, New York, we represent clients throughout the New York (NYC) metropolitan area, including the five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The counties we serve include Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.