Bicycle Accident

Safety Tips for Western New York Cyclists

by William Mattar | April 7th, 2022

New Yorkers enjoy bicycling on roads for fitness, environmental causes, or just enjoyment. While bicycling offers a host of positive health benefits, it also comes with challenges. For example, if a car and a bicycle collide, the cyclist could sustain serious injuries that may not have been sustained had they been a passenger in a […]

Does Car Insurance Cover Bike Accidents?

by William Mattar | November 9th, 2021

After a car accident, most people know that car insurance is important for recovering damages, such as injuries to occupants. But does car insurance also cover accidents involving bicycles? Bicycling is a popular activity, especially in the warmer months – whether used for commuting to work or a recreational pastime. With bicyclists sharing the road […]

Who is at Fault in a Car-Bike Accident?

by William Mattar | September 2nd, 2021

Bicyclists involved in accidents with cars and other vehicles can be severely impacted and suffer serious injuries. If you are injured while bicycling, you may wonder who is at fault and whether you can pursue damages for your injuries. Fault in a car-bike is important because you may be entitled to compensation depending on who […]

How Many Bicycle Accidents Happen Every Year?

by William Mattar | March 26th, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bicyclists are at a higher risk of crash-related injury and death than occupants of motor vehicles. The CDC reported almost 467,000 bicycle-related injuries in the U.S. in 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 846 bicyclists lost their lives in accidents in 2019. […]

Five Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

by William Mattar | August 21st, 2020

Bicycle accidents involving a motor vehicle can be devastating, and the injuries sustained in these accidents can be life-altering. Bicycles offer very little protection in the event of an accident, even when the rider is wearing a helmet. Bikes do not have seat belts, airbags, or any additional safety measures to protect the body in […]

Some Things to Consider After a Bike Accident

by Michael Grant | July 8th, 2020

As U.S. Cities become more bicycle-friendly by adding bike lanes and widening roadways, more bicycle riders are now riding in the streets. As bicyclists ride alongside vans, cars, trucks, and motorcycles, the number of accidents between bicycles and motor vehicles are on the rise. Bicycle accidents can be scary for all parties involved, but bicyclists […]

How do Bicycle Helmets Protect the Head in an Accident?

by Michael Grant | May 14th, 2020

If you ride a bike, you have probably worn a bicycle helmet. You may have even fallen off your bike once or twice. Head injuries resulting from a bicycle accident are no joke and can result in serious debilitation or even death. With that being said, it is almost always a good idea to wear […]

Is Buffalo Safe for Bicyclists?

by William Mattar | March 6th, 2019

How does a city make itself safer for bicycling? Perhaps creating bicycle lanes on streets and more paved bike paths for rural adventures. The city of Buffalo has bicycle lanes on streets and paths for bicyclists to enjoy. But what can cause concerns for bicyclist safety? Road Construction While Buffalo is trying to add more […]

Buffalo Bicycle Injuries Happen in Bike Lanes

by William Mattar | December 24th, 2018

New York State has been investing in miles of new bike paths and bike lanes on public roads. Some of that investment has been happening in and around Buffalo. If you drive Buffalo roads, you may notice designated bike lanes (a diamond and an image of a bicyclist) painted onto public roadways. While these bike […]

1 in 5 Syracuse Bicycle Injuries Happen in Bike Lanes

by William Mattar | December 12th, 2018

Syracuse has 16.5 miles of on-road bike lanes designated for bicyclists. These lanes were designed to make it safer and easier for bicyclists to use Syracuse roads to get where they are going, but accidents do happen and they can happen in the bike lanes. Despite the efforts of the city of Syracuse to improve […]