The city of New York is overrun with bicycles. On any given day, you can see hundreds of riders zipping in and out of traffic. Because there are so many bicycles, accidents often occur. Car-dooring is when a bicyclist runs into the door of an individual attempting to exit a vehicle. These accidents can result in both individuals getting hurt and significant damage to the car door and the bike.
If you are involved in a car-dooring accident, you should seek out the help of our bicycle injury attorneys in LA as soon as possible. Our team at the Spodek Law Group can advise you on your next move. We are one of the top law firms in the city, with a stellar reputation for defending all types of cases.
When a car-dooring accident occurs, both parties usually point fingers at the other. The bicyclist will say the vehicle occupant should have used more care before attempting to exit the vehicle. The vehicle occupant will insist that the bicyclist should have paid more attention to their surroundings. Only an experienced New York law firm can help you launch a successful defense.
Car dooring is a serious offense. You can end up facing charges for reckless driving or negligent homicide if the person dies. Sadly, the deaths resulting from car-dooring are on the rise. If you are involved in a car-dooring incident, you should seek the advice of a professional. An excellent attorney from the Spodek Law Group can help you in the event you are responsible. This can be a very stressful and scary time. Put your fate in the hands caring and compassionate professionals whose one and only mission is to help you win your case.
While both parties will likely feign innocence, only the court can determine what happened and who is at fault. But the truth of the matter is, according to New York law, it is against the law for a person to open a vehicle door in moving traffic. While the driver will likely get the ticket, there are things that both parties can do to avoid an accident.
Bikers should always be aware of their surroundings. Always look in a vehicle’s rearview window to see the driver’s reflection. Cyclists should always try to keep a safe distance from vehicles to avoid sudden opening car doors. Some of the streets have sharrows where bikers can ride to avoid car doors. Drivers can also do their part in avoiding accidents. If you are in your car, look around to see what is coming before you open the door. The “Dutch Reach” is a way to ensure you avoid hitting a rider. When Dutch drivers take a test, they must use the awkward position of a Dutch Reach to prove they are responsible drivers. It makes the driver have to turn around before opening the door.
If you have been doored by New York City driver, you should seek out the help of a responsible accident lawyer immediately. At the Spodek Law Group, we will offer you a vigorous defense in stating the facts. If you are riding a bike and get doored, you can suffer very serious injuries. In some instances, riders have been killed. We will ensure that you get a fair settlement to help you with your medical bills and time off from work.
Don’t delay speaking with someone. Our representatives will sit down and talk with your about your case. We will give you an honest and fair assessment of what you can expect. We take calls 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us and get a free consultation.