New York Bicyclists And Pedestrians Have Rights
Walkers, joggers, skate boarders, bicycle riders and others are extremely vulnerable on New York roads. It only takes a second or two for an inattentive or reckless driver to maim or even kill a pedestrian or cyclist.
At the Law Office of Ira Pintel, our Bronx pedestrian accident attorney has obtained notable multimillion-dollar recoveries on behalf of injured individuals and the families of wrongful death victims. Whether you were hit crossing the street or a loved one was killed while cycling in the city, you can count on Mr. Pintel and associates to fight for maximum financial compensation for you. Learn more today by calling 917-534-6479 for a free consultation.
Combating The Negligence Of Motor Vehicle Drivers
Under New York law, bicycles are considered vehicles, and bicyclists have the right to share most roads with cars and trucks. New York also has certain crosswalk laws in place to protect the rights of pedestrians crossing the street. For instance, drivers are legally obligated to yield to individuals in crosswalks, whether or not the “walk” light is illuminated or the individual has a green light.
Nevertheless, many car and truck drivers ignore these rights. Many bike crashes are caused when drivers:
- Turn directly into the path of a bicyclist
- Do not yield to people in crosswalks
- Run red lights or stop signs
- Fail to look both ways at intersections
- Drive drunk or use cellphones while driving
Any type of negligence on the part of a motor vehicle operator can result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to the biker or pedestrian. Our law represents clients of all ages who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, severe abrasions and other injuries
When You Need Clear Guidance, Turn To Our Brooklyn Bicycle Injury Attorney
Navigating the complexities of pedestrian law in New York is a job for professionals. If you need help understanding or asserting your rights after a bike crash or other type of accident, the Law Office of Ira Pintel is here for you. For a free consultation with a lawyer who has more than 20 years of experience, call us at 917-534-6479, or contact us via email.