Were You Injured by a Citibike or other Bike Share Accident?
It seems like many bike share companies, like Citibike and Hudson Bike Share, have exploded in popularity overnight. Suddenly, these bikes seem to be everywhere — downtown, at suburban commuter sites, in local parks. In some ways, this is a positive development. These bikes help promote clean transportation and encourage people to lead active lifestyles. But some riders fail to use their bikes with the caution and safety necessary. In those cases, the result can be disastrous.
When one of these reckless bikers collides with a pedestrian, for example, the damage can be severe. Being hit by a bike can cause all sorts of major medical problems, including concussions and broken bones. Bike share companies are often safe, but sadly accidents and injuries do occur from time to time. Reuters recently reported that a bike share accident in Shanghai tragically took the life of a young child.
As the bike share industry grows, it is more important than ever to hold riders accountable for biking safely. If you were injured in a bike share accident caused by a negligent driver, you should not have to suffer in silence.
An attorney can listen to your story and help you determine whether your accident might have been caused by the recklessness or negligence of a biker. If you are struggling to pay medical bills or make up for lost wages, a good lawyer may be able to help you win a financial settlement for the injuries you suffered.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of safe roads. When bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians practice safe transportation habits, the whole community benefits. We will listen to your story and help you select the best course of action, possibly including a financial settlement. With our proven record of winning big for our clients, you will be in good hands.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss bike share crashes and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.