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Bike messengers in New York face significant risk on the roads

Working as a bike messenger or delivery professional can be an exhilarating and empowering career. Many times, these savvy cyclists move through traffic more quickly than motor vehicles, thanks to the use of fixed-gear bikes and an intimate knowledge of the fastest and safest routes from one area to another.

As a bike messenger, you probably already know there is risk associated with your job. There's also a good chance you are active at trying to reduce that risk. Many New York City bike messengers understand their rights on the roads and join efforts to push for more cycling lanes and better enforcement of existing laws to protect cyclists. The sad fact is that getting hurt as a bike messenger can leave you unable to work and likely unable to qualify for workers' compensation, as you probably work as an independent contractor

Get ready for bicycling during the colder months

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The colder weather is coming to New York City and this means that people who plan on continuing to bicycle through the upcoming months need to be ready. If you've bicycled in past years in the city, you know that it isn't always easy, but preparation goes a long way to helping you to remain safe.

There are many things that you need to think about when you are getting ready for fall and winter.

Get ready for bicycling during the colder months

The colder weather is coming to New York City and this means that people who plan on continuing to bicycle through the upcoming months need to be ready. If you've bicycled in past years in the city, you know that it isn't always easy, but preparation goes a long way to helping you to remain safe.

TPHF Attorney Interviewed on The Legal Marketing Studio Podcast

Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick is proud to announce that our very own Christopher Seleski was recently interviewed on The Legal Marketing Studio Podcast to discuss strategies and resources for attorneys to help build their careers. 

Know how to bicycle safely in New York

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Safety is paramount for bicyclists. Making sure that you are ready to head out on the streets of New York is something that you should do before you even sit on the bike's seat.

You might not think anything of having to bike many miles. However, you have to make sure that you take every step you can to ensure that you aren't going to be injured in a bicycle accident while you are riding. While there isn't any guarantee that other people on the road will drive safely, you can do what is in your control to remain safe.

What is dooring and what can be done about it?

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Bicycling around New York City is often dangerous. Even though there is a large biking community here, people seem to think that anything goes and that bicyclists don't matter. 

For the men and women who do bicycle, having to deal with inconsiderate and unsafe motorists is often a challenge. Dooring is one of the potentially dangerous things that can happen when bicyclists and motor vehicles have to share a space. Just because it does happen doesn't mean that it is right. Here are some things to know about dooring. 

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What do I need to know about riding a bicycle in New York?

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When you need to ride a bike around the city, you might find that you have questions about what you can and can't do. The answers aren't always easy to come by. New York has some very strict bike laws that govern everyone from hobbyists and children to professionals and adults.

If you are heading out for work or pleasure, make sure that you have brushed up on safety guidelines for the big city. Additionally, make sure you're aware of the laws that apply to you.

3 things every bike messenger should know

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Bicycle messengers are increasingly common in New York City. They play a unique role in the local economy, providing swift and efficient delivery services. The explosion of apps such as Caviar and UberRUSH has made it possible for bike messengers to earn a decent living.

However, the job isn't without risks. The nature of the work can be stressful. You have to stay on schedule, navigate constantly shifting traffic conditions, persevere through adverse weather and avoid getting lost. All of these factors can drastically increase your risk of getting into an accident.

4 tips to help you get ready for riding this summer

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Cycling is a great way to stay in shape, enjoy the weather, see the local sights and relax. Many people in New York City put their bikes away for the winter months. Now that the weather is warming up, it's a good time to pull the bike out of storage and gear up for those delightful summer rides.

Preparing now can help you avoid bicycle accidents that might result in injuries. Follow these tips to stay safe.

Legal Education Program Hosted by Christopher Seleski Tonight

Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick is proud to announce that our very own Christopher Seleski has put together and is hosting a Continued Legal Education program tonight for the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) entitled, "What Attorneys and Firms Need to Know to be Successful and Ethical on the Internet Today".

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Past President NYSTLA
Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
Super Lawyers
Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
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American Association for Justice | Sustaining Member 2015
Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice

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