Bike Rental Crash in New York
While visiting New York, renting a bike from one of the many bike rental
companies can be a fun and healthy way tour the city. A bike rental can
expose you to much more of what the city has to offer than a bus tour.
Unfortunately, visitors who ride in New York share the dangers that New
York cyclists deal with on a daily basis. Whether riding in Central Park,
the Seaport, the Hudson River Park, or other areas of the city, rental
bike riders are exposed to the same risk of injury. These include being
struck by cars, taxis and buses, injured by opening car doors (being doored),
or falling due to defective road conditions, such as pot holes or defective
manholes, covers, and grates.
If you are injured while utilizing a rental bike in New York, you are afforded
the same rights and protection as New Yorkers. This includes your right
to seek no-fault benefits (your medical bills and lost wages compensated),
as well as the right to seek compensation for your injury.
Remember that while riding in New York, even on a rental bike, you are
required to follow the rules of the road. By being compliant with the
law, you limit your risk of being injured. Wearing a helmet, which should
be provided to you by the rental company, also helps reduce the risk of
injury. However, even being diligent with your cycle safety still cannot
always protect you from a negligent driver or defective road condition.
If you have been injured while riding a rental bike in New York, but have
left New York and returned to your home state or country, you can still
prosecute your claim here in the New York Courts. We can work with you
by phone, email, or snail mail, and have done so for our clients around
the country and around the world.
If you have been injured while riding a rental bike in New York, contact
us today to learn more about your rights. Call us at for more information
or assistance at 1-866-Flanzig (1-866-352-6944), or email us at info@NewYorkBikeLawyers.com