New York Bicycle Accident Attorneys

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Were you or a loved one injured in a bicycle accident in New York that wasn’t your fault? Our experienced New York bicycle accident attorneys can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

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What types of bicycle accident cases can we assist with?

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Our bicycle accident lawyers can represent you in cases involving:
Collisions with motor vehicles
Collisions with other cyclists or pedestrians
Accidents caused by a vehicle (or vehicles) blocking a bike lane
Accidents caused by a vehicle opening its doors and obstructing your path (“dooring”)
Accidents caused by “side swiping” (a vehicle passing too close)
Accidents caused by the poor condition of roadways
Accidents caused by improper signage
Accidents caused by dogs and other pets running in front of your path
All other bicycle accident cases
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Why You Can Trust De Caro & Kaplen, LLP With Your New York Bicycle Accident Case

Our partners (Michael V. Kaplen and Shana De Caro) have over 40 years experience litigating bicycle accident, and other personal injury cases in New York.

And unlike many firms, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial to ensure you receive full justice and compensation for your injuries.

While preparing a bicycle accident case we retain the services of qualified experts to assist us in understanding and proving the degree of harm and loss you suffered. This process, which is designed to maximize your compensation to the fullest extent possible, takes into account:

  • Medical expenses
  • Present and future loss of income
  • Emotional trauma and related treatment/expenses
  • The necessity for future medical and rehabilitation services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of the pleasures and pursuits of life

Initial consultation (which can either be in person, or virtual via Skype/Zoom etc) is free. And if you choose De Caro & Kaplen, LLP to represent you in your bicycle accident case we will work on a contingency basis, which means there are no costs to pay upfront, and we will only receive a fee if we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.

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Areas We Serve

New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. We also serve Nassau and Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester Counties, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and surrounding areas.

Bicycle Accidents In New York City: Quick Facts

In 2018, 4,688 cyclists were injured in bicycle accidents in New York city.
The vast majority of these individuals (4,304) sustained their injuries in incidents involving motor vehicles, however 55 cyclists were injured in accidents involving pedestrians.
In the same year, 10 cyclists were fatally injured in NYC. All fatalities were the result of incidents involving motor vehicles.
Brooklyn was the New York borough with the highest number of cyclists sustaining injuries in crashes involving motor vehicles (1,725), while The Bronx had the lowest number of recorded injuries (464).
There are almost 800,000 regular bike riders in New York City, making a combined total of 490,000 trips every single day.
Accidents caused by the poor condition of roadways
In the period 1st Jan - 14th Sept 2021, 12 cyclists were killed in crashes in New York City. This figure was 20% higher than the same period in 2020, and the highest recorded in the period since 2013. (New York Times)

e-bike batteries: Public Safety Warning

According to research from the New York Daily News, there have been 65 e-bike battery fires recorded in New York in 2021. These fires have injured 57 individuals and tragically, killed 3.

Spare batteries, with obsolete manufacturing standards, are reported to be the cause of the majority of the incidents.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises individuals to only use e-bike batteries with UL2272 or UL2849 certification. Additionally they advise:

- Never continue to use a damaged battery
- Never leave an e-bike battery unattended while charging
- Charge e-bike batteries outdoors, and away from other flammable materials

As e-bike use in New York City continues to grow, it is critical that individuals heed these important safety recommendations.

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We are based in Manhattan, and serve the entire State of New York including New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. We also serve Nassau and Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester Counties, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and surrounding areas.

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