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Bike Sharing Accidents


Bike sharing is an innovative transportation program that is growing in popularity. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) reports 88 million bike share trips in the U.S. since 2010.

The popularity of the program does not prevent bicycle accidents from occurring – and accidents give rise to questions about who is responsible for damages. Who is liable in the event of a bike share accident?

If you were injured in a bike share accident in New York City, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP to explore your legal options for compensation. Our NYC bike sharing accident attorneys have the knowledge and legal skills to determine who is liable for a bike share accident and pursue them for maximum recovery.

What is Bike Sharing?

Bike sharing gives users the option to pick up a bicycle at one self-serve bike station and return it to any other bike station located within the service area. In municipal bike-share systems, cities, counties, and other local jurisdictions fund, manage, administer, and issue permits for a bike sharing program.

In New York City, Citi Bike is by far the largest bike share program.  As of 2018, there were over 750 Citi Bike stations, 12,000 bikes in over 60 New York City Neighborhoods.  If you were injured while riding a Citi Bike or any other bike sharing program bicycle, call an NYC personal injury lawyer at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP for a free consultation.

Who is Liable in a Bike Share Accident?

Determining liability for a bike share accident is not drastically different from that in a regular bicycle accident. One major difference comes down to the actual bicycles themselves. If it is determined that a defect or improper maintenance of a bike share bicycle led to your accident, the bike share company may be held liable for damages.

Additionally, in some cases, you may have a claim against a city government if any defects in the road or other hazards contributed to your accident. It is important to document such an accident with photographs and measurements and to preserve the evidence. A Notice of Claim must be filed with the City of New York within 90 days of the accident.

If you are involved in a bike sharing accident with a motor vehicle, get immediate medical attention for your injuries. If you are able, find out as much information as possible about the vehicle involved in the crash, whether it was a bus, taxi, or a private vehicle, including insurance information. Take photos of the crash scene and get contact information for any witnesses.

The state of New York is a no-fault insurance state, meaning that any compensation should be recovered regardless of fault in the accident. The insurance company must be notified of your no-fault insurance claim within 30 days of the accident. Insurance companies often call claimants with a quick settlement offer that is considerably lower than you should expect to receive. Thus, it’s highly recommended to contact an experienced New York City bike-sharing crash accident lawyer to help you navigate these negotiations.

If you were injured in a bike accident on your own bike, you still have the right to compensation. Speak to an NYC bike accident lawyer today.

Contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP for Bike Share Accident Help

If you were injured in a bike share accident in New York City, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. Our experienced bike sharing collision accident attorneys in NYC have the experience and skill to help you receive the maximum compensation possible. Call us today at 212-344-1000 or contact us online.

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