Dooring Bicycle Accidents

Most bike riders stay in designated bicycle lanes or instinctively ride toward the right side of the driving lane when no bike lane is marked off. Unfortunately, this puts them in danger of getting "doored." (Bikers often refer to it as "The Door Prize.") Dooring injuries occur when drivers who are parked parallel to the curb suddenly open their car doors across the bike lane or into the traffic lane, without first checking their side-view mirrors. In many cases, the cyclist is left with no time to react and slams into the open car door. In more serious cases, the biker instinctively swerves further left, out into traffic. In a city like New York, where tensions between bike riders and cars often runs high, there have even been cases of deliberate dooring.

Get Experienced Personal Injury Representation

If you were injured because of a dooring incident in Queens, or anywhere in New York, call the bicycle accident injury attorneys at Chiariello & Chiariello, in Glen Cove. Our family has been protecting the rights of the injured for more than 50 years. We will investigate the incident, gather evidence of wrongdoing or negligence by the driver and argue the strongest case possible in a civil litigation claim for financial damages.

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Wherever your dooring accident occurred in the Greater New York City area, call us toll free at 888-692-1540 or send an email with a brief description of the incident. We will schedule an opportunity for you to meet with one of our lawyers in a free consultation. We handle all personal injury litigation cases on a contingency-fee basis. Our clients pay nothing unless and until we recover money on their behalf.