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How Bicyclist Actions Can Impact A Bike Accident Claim

New York City’s Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) issues detailed warnings and instructions to bicyclists who share the road with cars. Specifically, NYC DOT reminds bicyclists that bicycles are defined as vehicles under New York state law. NYC DOT lays out the rights and responsibilities of bicyclists, including the following:

  • Ride on the street, not on the sidewalks
  • Ride with traffic, not against it
  • Obey all traffic signals, signs and pavement markings
  • Use marked bike lanes or paths when these are available
  • Do not ride on expressways, drives, highways, interstate routes and throughways
  • Do not have more than one earphone attached to an audio device
  • Use safety and visibility equipment such as headlights, taillights, bells or whistles, working brakes, reflective tires or reflectors and helmets for children under age 13.

Learn more about NYC DOT’s reminders and recommendations for bicyclists here: biking tips in New York City. You can also call our firm at 877-265-4065 for a free consultation to discuss your claim.

How do these laws and suggestions pertain to your bike accident case? Theories of liability will naturally include behaviors of an injured bicyclist as well as actions of other motorists or other potentially responsible parties. For best results in a bicycle accident case, entrust the advocacy that you need to an experienced and accomplished bicycle accident lawyer such as the personal injury lawyers at Subin Associates, LLP.

Call Our New York Lawyers About Bicyclists’ Responsibilities

Contact our New York City law firm today to discuss your bicycle accident and injuries. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 877-265-4065. We take every personal injury case on a contingency basis. You will owe no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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