Category: Bicycle Accidents

black car that hit bicycle now lying on ground, who is at fault if the bicyclist did not stop at the stop sign?

You may have noticed a growing trend in New York City. More bicyclists than ever before travel the city’s streets. The NYC Department of Transportation finds that of adult New Yorkers, 30 percent ride a bike. On a typical day, people make 550,000 cycling trips in the city. Unfortunately, that means a growing number of […]

bike lane

Biking in New York City isn’t for the faint of heart. But as lawmakers have begun to prioritize protections for cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users, they’ve landed on an idea that could very well reshape how people commute across the City’s busy neighborhoods: concrete-protected bike lanes. As reported by Curbed, NYC Transportation Commissioner Ydanis […]

raised crosswalk

Felt a bump when driving through an intersection lately? It’s possible you were riding through one of the 17 raised crosswalks freshly installed at intersections across New York City. According to the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), the new crosswalks are constructed at a higher elevation than the roadway to slow down motorists, provide enhanced […]

New York Open Streets

New York City’s Open Streets program may have been launched to provide New Yorkers with more space to follow social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic but growing evidence about its benefits and impact on safety may make it a fixture for the foreseeable future. That’s because initial data show a considerable decline in vehicle […]

cars in city traffic

Summer is one of the most dangerous times of year on U.S. roads – so much so that the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day have become known as the “100 Deadliest Days”. During this time of year, auto accidents and traffic fatalities spike sharply. With millions of Americans expected to hit the road […]

National Bike Safety Month- May

The month of May is National Bike Safety Month, and our team at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is happy to support a great initiative that keeps riders safe on local roads – especially as we ease our way into a new normal. As the nation begins to slowly reopen businesses and relax stay-at-home orders amid […]

Busy crosswalk in NY

Despite NYC’s “Vision Zero” program, launched five years ago with a goal to eliminate all fatalities on City roads, traffic deaths remain high – especially for bicyclists and pedestrians. The usual culprit? Careless drivers. In a recently published article, New York Times staff combing through troves of city data revealed some sobering findings about the […]

traffic cop

In July, New York safety advocates staged a “die-in” in Washington Square Park to raise awareness about the dangers bicyclists face on busy NYC roads, and to honor the memory of 15 cyclists killed in the first seven months of 2019. Since then, a number of smaller vigils and community awareness events have been held, […]

A new NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) study found that despite concerns from cyclists, combining bicycles and cars at crossroads in a “mixing zone” is the safest way to manage these traffic areas. The study, titled Cycling at a Crossroads (PDF) provides a comprehensive look into the workings of the intersections of protected bicycle paths and car […]

Injured Bicyclist

Car accidents can cause devastating injuries and even kill victims in any situation, but they can become even more dangerous when a pedestrian is involved. If you were hit by a car while walking on the sidewalk, using a crosswalk, getting out of your car, or anywhere else, it’s important to know what to do next. Try […]