Below is a short list of just some of our New York Cases
A cyclist was "doored" by a NYC cab while traveling on Christopher
Street in the West Village. The cyclist was forced to leave the marked
bike lane, due to the cab being illegally parked in the lane. As he attempted
to pass the cab on the left, the driver opened his door into the cyclist's
path of travel. As a result of the impact, our client sustained a fractured
sternum, as well as other injuries.
A cyclist "doored" on Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn. As a result
of the impact with the door, the cyclist sustained severe injuries including
a fractured nose, finger, separated shoulder, and multiple dental injuries.
A bike Messenger struck by a vehicle on 23rd Street in Manhattan when he
was hit from behind by a cab. As a result of the crash, the cyclist a
fractured wrist and a separated shoulder.
A cyclist was struck by a driver at Willoughby Ave. and Hall Street in
Brooklyn, when a driver disregarded a red traffic signal. The driver of
the car claims that he had a green light when the crash occurred. Our
utilizing a "run tracker" GPS device. With this data, we intend to prove
that our client had the green light, was not speeding, AND that he was
clearly visible in the intersection prior to the crash.
A cyclist on Essex's Street was crossing Houston, when a driver heading
eastbound on Houston disregarded a red traffic signal, striking our client.
As a result of the impact, our client sustained a severe head injury and
A cyclist was riding on 3rd Street in Brooklyn when a cab made an illegal
turn into him, while it was trying to enter a gas station. As a result
of the crash, our client sustained a severely fractured ankle.
A "dooring" of a model and bartender who was cycling in the West
Village on 13th Street when a passenger opened a door into his bike, causing
our client to sustain a severe injury to his bicep, thereby requiring
reconstructive surgery and leaving a significant scar.
A "dooring" of a graduate student traveling on 7
th Avenue in Chelsea. Our client sustained fractures to both elbows as a
result of the impact. The driver, in violation of VTL 1214, opened his
door into the rider's path, in an attempt to exit his vehicle.
A "dooring" crash involving a young woman cycling in the bike
lane on Sixth Avenue, when a tourist opened a taxi door into her path
of travel. The claim involved allegations against the cab operator for
improperly stopping his taxi in violation of New York City rules, as well
as a violation of V.T.L. 1214, as against the passenger who illegally
open the cab door. The cyclist sustained severe back injuries, requiring
surgery as a result of the crash.
A cyclist "sideswiped" by a motorist on Jay St. who illegally
changed lanes. The crash occurred on the approach to the Brooklyn Bridge.
As a result of the crash, the cyclist sustained a knee injury, requiring surgery.
A cyclist "doored" while traveling in the West Village sustaining
a severe shoulder fracture. The cab illegally blocked the bike lane, in
violation of N.Y.C. Traffic Rule 4-08(e), which states: "No person
shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any bicycle lanes or within a
designated bicycle lane.... " While blocking the lane, the passenger
then illegally exited the cab on the street side of the cab, opening the
door into the cyclist's path.
A young woman "doored" in Queens while she was riding home from
her job in Manhattan. As a result of the "dooring," she sustained
a severe injury to her neck, knee, and back.
Our client was riding at night on 5th Avenue near 36th Street in Brooklyn,
and entered the intersection with a green light, when a driver made a
sudden left turn in front of his path of travel,
him and his bike. As a result of the crash, our client sustained multiple
fractures to his wrist.
A crash caused by a negligent driver who made an illegal u-turn in front
of and into a cyclist who was traveling on Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn.
As a result of the crash, the cyclist sustained a severe head injury which
required, injury to his neck and back, and fractures of his toes.
A cyclist in Queens "doored" while traveling on Bell Blvd. The
rider was "doored" by a parked plumbing truck when the driver
opened his door into the rider's path of travel. As a result of the
crash, the rider sustained a fractured clavicle, requiring surgery.
A crash involving a cyclist who was injured when the tarp on top of a dumpster
along the curb on Lafayette Street in Manhattan was not properly secured,
and blew into his path. The tarp caused him to lose control of his bike
and crash. After the crash, his ankle was run over by an un-identified
truck. With the truck never identified, we proceeded with a suit against
the contractor and building owner for negligent placement of the dumpster
and the failure to secure the tarp in violation of N.Y.C. construction
codes. We were able to make a substantial recovery for this client.
A crash between two New York City Pedicabs, causing one Pedicab to flip,
thereby injuring its occupants. The occupants, a mother and daughter visiting from
sustained serious injuries in the crash. The injuries included a fractured
arm, an ankle injury, and fractured ribs. The case is presently pending
in the Supreme Court, New York County.
A crash involving a Long Island landscaper struck while riding his bike
home after a long day at work. He was struck by a vehicle exiting a side
street. The rider sustained serious injuries to his back, knee, and ankle
in the crash.
A cyclist struck by an SUV while riding on 8th Street in NYC. As a result
of the crash, the handle bar of the cyclist punctured his thigh, causing
a large hematoma required to be excised.
A cyclist traveling on 72nd Street near central park in Manhattan struck
by a N.Y.C. yellow taxi cab. The cab was attempting to make a left turn
in front of the rider. The rider sustained a severe leg injury, requiring surgery.
riding the bike lane near the E. 34th Street Heliport struck an un-marked
and negligently placed "speed Bump" causing the cyclist to lose
control of his bike and fall. As a result of the fall the cyclists sustained
a severe wrist fracture requiring surgery.
A young cyclist struck by a car exiting a gas station in Long Beach, NY.
As a result of the crash, our client sustained injuries to his knee and
back. The back injury was so severe that he required disc surgery and
has been out of work for almost 1 year.
A products liability claim against the manufacturer and distributor of
a bike crank, which fractured while the cyclist was riding, causing a
crash. The rider sustained neck and back injuries as a result of the fall.
A crash of a cyclist side swiped by a N.Y.C. taxi cab while riding on Jay
Street in Brooklyn. The impact caused the rider to fall and sustain a
severe knee injury.
A cyclist struck by a vehicle exiting a parking lot on Kent Street in Brooklyn,
causing the cyclist to fall and sustain injury to his leg and shoulder.
A cyclist "doored" by the operator of a rental truck exiting
a vehicle, when the cyclist was near Sherman Ave. and Prospect Parkway
in Brooklyn. The rider sustained a fractured arm in the crash.
A crash involving a cyclist "doored" while riding on South Third
St. in Brooklyn. A passenger in a limousine exiting the vehicle open the
door into his path. The rider sustained a concussion and closed head injury.
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