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Bicycle E-Bike Scooter Moped Accidents

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Bicycles, electric-bicycles, mopeds and scooters have become popular alternative methods of transportation to mass transit and automobiles throughout New York. It’s become so popular that big corporations such as Uber, Lyft, Revel, and CitiBank, to name a few, are now investing in “share docks” where for a small fee you can have immediate access to ride throughout the city or town you live in.

In 2022, approximately 5,000 accidents involving bicycles were reported according to the New York Department of Transportation. That is nearly 10% of all motor vehicle accidents from New York City that year (which totaled a little over 50,000).

As attractive as these modes of transportation are, it goes without saying, if you were involved in an accident with a larger automobile such as a car, bus, truck, train, or motorcycle, it can result in serious injuries or death.

Bicycle, E-Bicycle, Moped, Scooter Accidents
Common Accidents That Can Occur for Bicycle, E-Bike, Scooter, and Moped:
  • Aggressive driving or road rage;
  • Intoxication and impairment;
  • Cell phone for texting or calls;
  • Speeding;
  • Failing to observe;
  • Failing to yield the right of way;
  • Falling asleep;
  • Food delivery drivers;
  • Following vehicles too closely;
  • Passing cars improperly;
  • Disregarding traffic signals;
  • Making improper turns;
  • Being an inexperienced driver;
  • Changing lanes improperly;
  • Backing up without looking;
Rules and Regulations:
If you own or ride a bicycle, electric bicycle, scooter or moped, it is important to know what the different classes are as defined by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC-DOT) when it comes to rules and regulations for these modes of transportation. For a complete breakdown of all the information available to you, click the following link: Electric Bikes & More NYC-DOT
It is also important to know the rules and regulations when taking your bike or e-bike on the MTA buses, subways and railways.  For a complete list of do’s and dont’s, refer to the following resource courtesy of the MTA website: Taking your bike on MTA subways, buses, and railroads
Let Us Help You Take Action:
If you were involved in an accident with a bicycle, electric bicycle, moped, or scooter, let us help guide you through the legal process. Contact us now for a free consultation.