Cycling is a wonderful way to get exercise, spend quality time with your family, or even commute to school or work in an “eco-friendly” manner. In recent years, more people are relying on bicycles as a primary form of transportation than ever before, especially in cities.

According to the Department of Transportation, between 2000 and 2010, commuter cycling in New York City increased by a whopping 262%.

A vast majority of cyclists work hard to protect their safety by wearing a helmet, wearing reflective clothing and obeying the rules of the road. The real danger faced by cyclists is posed by occupants of motor vehicles.

A common refrain heard among cyclists is that drivers must “share the road.” Just as cyclists have a responsibility to stay in bike lanes wherever possible and follow the rules of the road, drivers have a responsibility to pay attention and watch out for cyclists. If drivers are distracted, negligent or aggressive on the road when in close proximity to cyclists, the odds are high that they will inflict serious or even fatal harm.

Bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and death than occupants of motor vehicles. Since 1932, the first year in which estimates of pedalcyclist fatalities were recorded, nearly 50,000 bicyclists have died in traffic crashes in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Fellows Hymowitz Rice Can Help

At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, we fight aggressively to protect the rights of bicyclists who are frequently victimized by careless drivers. If you are injured as the result of the negligence of a driver, you can be confident that Fellows Hymowitz Rice will fight to secure the best possible outcome for your accident claim.

Call Fellows Hymowitz Rice today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, an experienced New York and New Jersey Bicycle Accident Lawyer will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.

At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.

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