New York City Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Did you know that over 750,000 New York City residents ride a bicycle regularly? Over the last ten years, the city has seen a 116% increase in daily cycling, using bicycles for transportation and a way to explore the city. Bicyclists also have the right to share the roads in New York City. However, many drivers forget to look for bicycles, which can result in bicycle accidents.

If you are looking for trusted NYC bicycle accident attorneys, The Barnes Firm has a team of attorneys that have successfully represented bicycle accident victims throughout all five boroughs for decades. Our attorneys are dedicated and work hard to help clients get the best result possible for their bicycle accident claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in New York City, call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation.

NYC Bicycle Accident Statistics

In 2020, there were over 5,500 people injured in New York City bicycle accidents. New York City has worked towards making surface roads safer for bicyclists by adding dedicated bike lanes. Even with adding these safety measures, bicycle injuries and fatalities still occur because of negligent motor vehicle drivers.

Common Causes of New York City Bicycle Accidents

Most bicycle accidents can be traced back to a negligent driver. The team of bicycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm has discovered that the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Failing to yield to a bicyclist at an intersection
  • A motor vehicle turning left or right directly in front of a bicyclist
  • Distracted or reckless driving near a bicyclist
  • Motorists failing to properly share the road with bicyclists
  • Tailgating a bicyclist
  • Motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Do I Need an Attorney After a Bicycle Accident?

After being injured in a bicycle accident, you should consult a personal injury attorney immediately. Dealing with an insurance company after an accident can be challenging because they often use tactics to undervalue your claim and pay out quickly. It is important to have an experienced bicycle accident lawyer from The Barnes Firm on your side. When you work with the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm, you can be assured that your team will:

  • Evaluate your case for FREE and help answer any questions you have
  • Review and investigate your accident, what led up to it, and the circumstances surrounding it
  • Hold all negligent parties responsible
  • Negotiate with the insurance company so you can focus on recovering from your injuries
  • If necessary, take your case to trial

When someone else’s negligence causes your injuries, you should not have to cover accident-related expenses. Our bicycle accident attorneys will work hard to help you get the best result possible for your case.

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Types of New York City Bicycle Accidents

The Barnes Firm has New York City bicycle accident lawyers that can handle all types of bicycle accidents. We have successfully managed cases between:

  • Bicycles and motor vehicles
  • Bicycles and pedestrians
  • Bicycles and NYC taxies or rideshare vehicles
  • Accidents involving road defects, uneven pavement, potholes
  • Bicycles and buses
  • Motor vehicles opening a door into a bicyclist’s path, and more

No matter the cause of your bicycle accident, the experienced attorneys at The Barnes Firm are ready to take on your case and work hard to help you get the best result possible.

Most Dangerous Intersections for NYC Cyclists

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, Brooklyn is the most dangerous borough for bicyclists, and the most dangerous intersections for cyclists include:

Common Injuries from a Bike Accident

Unlike a motor vehicle, bicycles do not offer protection from an accident. Because of this, bicyclists often suffer more severe injuries in an accident. Common injuries from a bicycle accident include:

After a bicycle accident, seek medical attention immediately. It is important to have your injuries evaluated to determine the severity of them. Then call a trusted New York City bicycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm for a FREE case evaluation or to answer any questions you have regarding your case.

How Long After a New York City Motorcycle Accident Can I Submit a Claim?

After a bicycle accident in New York City, you have three years after the date of the accident, or from injury discovery, to file a claim. It is best to act fast after a bicycle accident and call the bicycle accident lawyers New York City trusts, The Barnes Firm. We will help investigate your accident so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Damages to Recover After a NYC Bicycle Accident

If you were injured in a New York City bicycle accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for more than just your medical expenses. At The Barnes Firm, we have successfully recovered the following damages for bicycle accident victims:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical therapy, and more

At The Barnes Firm, our New York City bicycle accident lawyers know that bicycle accident injury claims and dealing with insurance companies can be complex. Our experienced team of attorneys have the skills and experience needed to help you get all the compensation you deserve.

The New York City Bicycle Accident Lawyers at The Barnes Firm are Here to Help

When someone else’s negligence causes injuries, you have the right to seek compensation. The team of experienced bicycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are here to help get you the best result possible.

If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle crash in New York City, call (800) 800-0000 today. It could be the best call you make.


The team of experienced bicycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve clients throughout the New York City area including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and surrounding neighborhoods.

New York City Office Location

420 Lexington Avenue
Suite #2140
New York, NY 10170

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“Josh Olmstead won my accident lawsuit. I’m very grateful to him and his paralegal, Michelle, who kept me informed and made me and my case feel important. I recommend Josh, Michelle and the Barnes Firm to anyone in need of an accident attorney.”

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