$125,000.00 for cyclists that struck a negligently placed speed bump on the bike path along Manhattan's East side.
This week we obtained a $125,000 settlement in New York County (Manhattan) for a a cyclist that struck an unmarked speed bump in front of the 34th Street Heliport along the FDR. As a result of the fall, our client sustained a fractured wrist. The speed bump was placed on a mixed use roadway which was frequently used for parking as well as NYC cyclists and runners. The speed bump used was inconsistent with those typically seen through out New York City because of it's dangerous profile. The operator of the facility also failed to post proper advanced warning signs stating "Bump Ahead" and install street markings as required by NYC Administrative Code and Federal Traffic Safety guidelines.
This was not our first speed bump case. A negligently placed speed bump might spill a motorists coffee but they can be extremely dangerous for cyclists when proper warning protocols are not followed.