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Record numbers of bicycle accident deaths in New York

New York – Work safety researchers have compiled statistics on NYC bicycle accidents and pedestrian ‎accidents. They note that there has been a significant increase in the numbers of ‎accident deaths during the past year of COVID-19. Theories as to why the increased bike crash and ‎pedestrian injuries have occurred during this time period abound. Amongst the discussions is the fact ‎that collisions caused by speeding have risen and the sheer increased numbers of bikers on the road ‎have been clearly documented. Often these injured bicyclists were delivery men and women who ‎were involved in a car accident while at work. The bike accidents usually cause personal injury but all ‎too often end in wrongful death according to reports. Worker’s compensation insurance is supposed ‎to cover injuries sustained in an on-the-job accident such as this but some injured workers find it ‎difficult to obtain proper care. Some work injury victims find it necessary to get help from a worker’s ‎comp lawyer that can assist them in filing paperwork and sometimes even filing a injury lawsuit. ‎Further information about the increased bike accidents and deaths is available here.

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