Second Driver Who Struck Dooring Victim Thrown Into His Path Cannot Escape Liability

Adm White won an appellate ruling that a driver who strikes a doored cyclist that had been thrown into his path cannot rely on the “emergency doctrine” to escape liability for the second collision.  The cyclist received compensation from the owner of the vehicle that doored her, but the second vehicle that struck her after […]

Daily News: Hit-and-run drivers could pay up to $10K under new city law

V&W client Martha Puruncajas’ tragic loss of her 19 year old son Luis Bravo to a hit-and-run driver helped focus attention on the need for stiffer penalties. Hit-and-run drivers will be slapped with city fines of up to $10,000 under a bill passed by the City Council on Tuesday. The Council voted 49 to 0 […]

Judge: Restaurant’s Liability for Cooking Oil in Bike Lane Will Go to Jury

It is not uncommon for New York City restaurants to unlawfully discharge waste into the street.  With the proliferation of curbside bike lanes in recent years, an increasing number of cyclists have been injured as a result. In one such instance, Judge Kenny of New York State Supreme Court has ruled that the claims of […]

Gothamist: “What To Do If You Get Hit By A Car While Biking In NYC”

We helped Gothamist put together this explainer for cyclists involved in a crash. Navigating the “No-Fault” insurance law to receive coverage for necessary medical bills and property damage can be a long and onerous task—cyclists often leave the scene of an accident because they are unwilling to spend time dealing with the labyrinthine insurance process. […]