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In 2015, there were 53,987 bicycle related accidents and 234 fatalities in the five boroughs. Bicycle accidents in the five boroughs occur due to the following:
Citi Bikes across New York are posing an increased risk of danger to riders as a result of the company’s alleged failure to adequately maintain the bicycles. In certain instances, a person may file a claim against Citi Bike to recover damages for his or her injuries. Citi Bike has a duty to properly repair and maintain the bicycles. The failure to do so may result in life-threatening injuries to a rider. Here, a person may file a claim under the theory of negligence, which asserts the following:
In addition, if a person is injured, due to a bicycle defect, he or she may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer. To be successful with a product liability claim in New York State, a person must prove the following elements:
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of an improperly maintained Citi Bike or a defective Citi Bike, you may be entitled to compensation. Goldberg Sager & Associates is experienced in dealing with all aspects of personal injury and product liability cases and is dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcome for their case. Contact the personal injury and product liability attorneys at Goldberg Sager & Associates at (347) 497-3245 for a free phone consultation.