Call Us - We're Easy to Talk To (214) 999-9999

Number of Cyclist Deaths on the Rise Nationwide

Business Insider ranks the 20 most dangerous cities to ride a bike in based on a recently released DOT report, which “contains comprehensive data from 2017 on both a state and city level.” New York City features at the top of the list with the “percentage of total traffic fatalities who were cyclists” being 10.6 percent “despite over 1,400 miles of bike lanes and a Vision Zero transportation initiative.” So far in 2019, 15 cyclists “have been fatally struck by cars in New York City, a 50% increase over the entirety of last year” spurring Mayor Bill de Blasio “to declare that ‘we have an emergency on our hands.’” Another report from the US DOT containing “preliminary data from 2018 show that cyclist deaths are estimated to have increased by 10% last year, even though overall traffic fatalities are estimated to have fallen slightly.”

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

If you find this type of information interesting or helpful, please visit my law firm's main website at You will find many more articles and links. Thank you for your time.

Find us on your preferred network