Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Rochester, NY
According to the National Highway Safety Commission, more than 50,000 bicyclists are injured in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. each year. The resulting personal injuries produced from the force of a several ton vehicle colliding with a bicyclist are often devastating. Fractures are almost a certainty, head injuries are very common and a multitude of internal and soft tissue injuries are also the norm. Under New York State law, bicyclists have the same rights, and bear the same responsibilities, as all other vehicles on the road. All too often motorists fail to appreciate a bicyclist’s status and fail to yield or provide them space on the roadway.
There are a variety of factors to consider for the cause of a bicycle accident. These can include:
- Motorists speeding or ignoring the right-of-way laws
- Motorists driving under the influence
- Motorists failing to check their blind spots
- Unsafe road or sidewalk conditions