NY Law Journal: ‘Doored’ Bicyclist’s Lawsuit Can Proceed, Judge Says

The New York law Journal covered a decision of note won by Vaccaro & White affecting bicyclists doored by taxicabs and hit and run victims. A bicyclist struck by a taxicab door opened by a passenger can apply for compensation from a nonprofit corporation formed to indemnify injured people in accidents where insurance is unavailable, […]

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 […]

Judge: No Loophole for “Door-and-Run” Cab Passengers

Judge Arlene Bluth of New York County Supreme Court denied a motion seeking to dismiss the claims of a cyclist seriously injured when “doored” by a cab passenger, in a case where the cab fled the scene of the crash. The cyclist, a client of Vaccaro & White, had made a claim upon the Motor […]

WYNC: Are Bikes Cars? Steve Vaccaro: Yes…and No.

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer interviews Steve Vaccaro and “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz about Vaccaro & White’s DMV Bike Ticket Class Action and what makes cars and bikes the same–and different–when it comes to street safety. A New York attorney is filing a lawsuit alleging that cyclists have been unfairly charged when they receive NYPD tickets which treated them […]