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Bike Accidents

Bronx Personal Injury > Bike Accidents (Page 2)

Ways bicyclists can mitigate their risk of getting hit by a car

New York bicyclists know that getting behind those handlebars puts them at risk for being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Due to the size of a bicycle and its design, the rider is more likely to suffer severe injury than the motor vehicle driver. For this reason, it’s vital for you as a bicycle rider to mitigate your risk of being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle.
Get a headlight
One of the most dangerous actions you can take as a bicycle rider is to ride your bicycle at night. Without a headlight, it’s very hard for…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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Walkability scores don’t really measure pedestrian-friendliness

Residents of New York may want to learn more about what walkability scores really mean and how they affect pedestrian safety and other factors. These scores are mainly based on what destinations surround a neighborhood rather than on how safe and comfortable they are for pedestrians.

Studies done by the Urban Institute of neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., show another need: consideration of who is actually walking. Pedestrian crash ratings are not examined nor is how long it takes to cross the road. There are other things to consider when forming these scores.
Enjoyable walking on these streets
The question of whether people enjoy…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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New York governor signs MTA bike access legislation into law

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law on Dec. 28 that is designed to promote cycling in New York City and make it easier for pedestrians to use bridges operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Senate Bill S4943B was passed unanimously by the Assembly and Senate in June, but it only reached the governor’s desk after New York City lawmakers made a concerted effort. The bill’s passage was likely expedited by the federal $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which allocates $289 billion to improve cycling infrastructure in the city.
No MTA mandates
The new law stops short of…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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What are ways to prevent common bicycle injuries?

New York cyclists should use bike lanes and follow the flow of traffic. Fractures, soft tissue injuries and head injuries often occur after bicycle accidents. The most common injuries appear on the limbs, but the face, head, neck and abdomen often have injuries. Many people have soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal injuries after bicycle accidents, but head injuries are common.
Lower limb injuries
Knees are the most common place to have overuse injuries while riding a bicycle. Quadriceps tendonitis can cause knee pain, which shoe implants or cleat positions can prevent. Foot numbness and tingling after bicycle accidents may be from exertional compartment…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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What new initiative focuses on bicycle safety?

Bicyclists find their active hobby does more than provide exercise sessions. Bicycling presents an alternative to short or long-distance vehicle commuting, which could save money. Unfortunately, New York bicyclists may find themselves traveling close to cars, vans, SUVs, and other vehicles capable of causing them injuries. Emphasizing bicycle safety may reduce dangers when possible.
Improving steps for bicycle safety
The Department of Transportation intends to take beneficial steps to help improve bicycle safety in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Significant upgrades on 20th and 21st Streets hope to create a special “Bike Boulevard” that could reduce potential injuries to bicyclists.

The fundamental…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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What to do after sustaining a head injury in a bicycle accident

New York is one of the most populated places in the nation. While many people prefer to get around New York by driving or taking a taxi, you’ll also see a lot of bicycles on this state’s roads. As is the case with pedestrian drivers, bicyclists also risk being in an accident while on the road. Follow these steps if you suffer a head injury while on your bicycle.
Get a medical evaluation
You likely know to get a medical evaluation after a severe accident occurs. However, in less severe bicycle accidents, someone might think they sustained no injuries when that’s not…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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What you need to know about bicycle accidents and safety

Bicycling is a great way to get around New York City, but it can also be risky. It’s not uncommon to come across bicycle accidents involving motorists, pedestrians and other cyclists. To stay safe while biking, be sure to follow the rules of the road and avoid taking unnecessary risks.
What causes bicycle accidents?
One of the most common causes of bicycle accidents is distracted driving. When motorists are not paying attention to the road, they are more likely to collide with cyclists. Bicycle accidents can also be caused by potholes, debris and other hazards in the road.

Speeding is another major factor…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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Lane-keeping technology can present risks to bicyclists

In recent years, newer vehicles on the streets of New York and elsewhere in the United States have been outfitted with a variety of high-tech safety features. These include lane-keeping technology. As sometimes is the case with new technology, there can be unintended consequences. For example, there is evidence that in certain instances lane-keeping technology can cause or contribute to bicycle accidents.
The risk to bicyclists of lane-keeping technology
Lane-keeping technology is designed to prevent such things as what commonly is referred to as lane drift. This occurs when a driver may be a bit drowsy or distracted and slowly drifts out…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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Fatal dangers to bicyclists in New York

Riding a bicycle should not come with excessive risks since drivers, pedestrians and bike enthusiasts often practice awareness and safe commuting. Statistics might tell a grimmer reality since fatality figures may be far higher than people realize. Anyone who routinely travels with a bicycle may not wish to close their eyes to these facts. Understanding the dangers associated with New York streets and roads could help everyone reduce risks.
Bicyclist fatalities and issues with U.S. streets
New York City may one day follow Chicago’s lead, as the Windy City committed to 48 miles of bike trails and corridors. Adding bike lanes may…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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Fatal bicycle accidents are on the rise

There are many benefits to bicycle riding in New York City. Cycling can be a fun form of exercise and an inexpensive and convenient form of transportation. However, sharing the road with motor vehicles can also be very dangerous for cyclists.
Fatal bicycle accidents are on the rise
If you take a look at the number of bicycle accidents that have occurred in New York City over the past few years, you’ll see that they are declining. At the same time, however, the number of fatal bicycle accidents is going up. Here are the fatal bicycle accident statistics over the past three…

The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.

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