As a bike crash attorney in Upstate New York, Jim Reed has represented cyclists in Upstate New York, from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Ithaca, Elmira, Corning, and from all across the Upstate.
Jim Reed is an avid cyclist and award-winning trial lawyer who passionately represents injured cyclists. As an avid cyclist who has been struck by a car himself, Jim knows first-hand the anxiety, frustration and economic uncertainties faced by injured cyclists. Jim understands that every injured cyclist is plagued by the same concerns: How will I pay my bills? How will I recover my health? Who will pay for my bike damage? Jim answers these questions and helps his clients get on the road to recovery.
Jim represents cyclists throughout Upstate New York, including Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton, Ithaca and Elmira. Jim donates hundreds of hours per year advocating to improve cycling safety.
Jim is proud of the many awards he has won as a lawyer: selected Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America, selected NY SuperLawyer for the last 6 years, and member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, among other recognition.
Jim, who started bicycle racing at 13, is equally proud of his cycling exploits: two time NY Time Trial Champion with his wife Meg on their tandem, 3rd place in Nationals, 2d place team in the Race Across Oregon and Furnace Creek 508, three time “fan boy” traveler to the Tour de France (tent camping in the Alps and Pyrennees), and much more.
New York Bicycle Laws
It’s important to know your legal rights (and duties) when bicycling in New York. It is especially important after a bicycle accident (we call them bicycle “crashes” and explain why here).
For any questions about the State’s bike laws, or about your rights to the road, contact attorney Jim Reed directly.
Right to the Road
- New York bicyclists generally have the same rights, and same duties, as drivers of motor vehicles.
- Clinging to motor vehicles while biking is not permitted.
- Bicycles may only carry the number of persons for which it is designed, except an adult may carry a child in a backpack or sling.
- Sirens are not permitted on bicycles except for used by a police or fire department.
- There is no statewide requirement for helmet for adults, however, children under 14 years of age in New York must legally wear a helmet while riding in public.
If you have been injured in a New York bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a New York bicycle accident attorney who is dedicated to protecting cyclist's rights, Jim welcomes your call for a free consultation. Jim can be reached at [email protected] and 800-943-3529.
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