Hach & Rose, LLP represents people who have been hurt in rental bike accidents in New York City and across New York state. We understand the devastation that a bike accident can cause, whether you were hurt as a cyclist, a pedestrian, or as a motorist. These claims can be more complex than regular bike accidents, largely because larger corporate entities are involved and may share some level of liability for what happened. That’s why it is critical to hire an experienced attorney who understands these claims and who will work to make sure that you get what you are owed.
Rental bikes are nothing new to New York City, as Citi Bike, established in 2013, is the nation’s largest bike share program. Citi Bike has over 140,000 members averaging more than 70,000 trips daily on 12,000 bikes at 750 stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Jersey City. In May 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a dockless bike share pilot program would roll out in Coney Island, the Rockaways, the Bronx’s Fordham University neighborhood, and Staten Island’s North Shore in July 2018. The major difference from Citi Bike was that the dockless bike share program would not require stations. The companies offering dockless bikes vary by neighborhood. Lime and Pace operate in the Rockaways, Lime and Jump Bikes operate in Staten Island, Jump Bikes and Motivate operate in the Bronx, and Motivate operates in Coney Island.
With Citi Bike, riders become members or buy passes through the Citi Bike app. They find an available bike, unlock it with their ride code, and ride as long as their membership is active before returning the bike to a station. Single rides are $3 for trips of up to 30 minutes, day passes are $12 for unlimited rides in a 24-hour period, and annual memberships are $169 for unlimited rides. The prices of dockless bikes vary, but most are roughly $1 or $2 for 30-minute rentals. Again, the rider must have the app for the bike rental company, which they will use to receive a code to unlock the dockless bike.
Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a rental bike accident in New York City? You could be entitled to compensation if your accident was the result of another party’s negligence. Hach & Rose, LLP achieved four of the top 100 results for personal injury claims as reported by the New York Jury Verdict Reporter in both 2010 and 2011. We know what it takes to win big settlements for victims of accidents just like yours. Call (212) 779-0057 or fill out an online contact form to have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.