A large percentage of our personal injury practice is dedicated to representing cyclists injured in bicycling accidents. Our success representing injured cyclists has been fueled by the fact that our attorneys are avid cyclists, and our law firm has arguably done more for the New York City cycling community than any other law firm. The firm’s Partner, Philip Castaldi, is a former USCF Category 2 racer who has competed in bike races throughout the United States. He currently races as a Master with the CRCA/Lucarelli & Castaldi Cycling Team and can often be found competing in local NYC events. He is a member of the Century Road Club Association (CRCA), the New York Cycle Club (NYCC), USA Cycling, and Transportation Alternatives (TA).
Lucarelli & Castaldi, LLP proudly sponsors the CRCA/Lucarelli & Castaldi Cycling Team, the Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup Prospect Park Series, the Branchbrook Park Series, the Transportation Alternatives Tours of Staten Island and Brooklyn, and the Tuesday Night Floyd Bennett Field Race Series. Our firm has also sponsored the Deno’s Wonder Wheel Bicycle Racing Team, the Floyd Bennett Field Sprint Competition, the Cadence Cup King of the Mountains (KOM) Competition, the Governor’s Island bicycle races, as well as numerous other cycling events throughout the City of New York.
The fields of most NYC bicycle races are comprised of numerous current and former personal injury clients of Lucarelli & Castaldi, LLP. Cyclists come to us with their personal injury and property damage cases because of our extensive knowledge of the law involving the rights of cyclists. Our firm goes beyond the oversimplified collision factors often contained in a police accident report. We conduct our own investigation and, when necessary, we don’t hesitate to use bicycle experts and accident reconstruction experts to prove your case.
We understand the hazards and risks of cycling, such as careless drivers, dangerous road conditions, and irresponsible pedestrians, because we face them every day. We also know bicycles and how expensive they can be. We work closely with local bicycle shops to get you full replacement value for your damaged bicycle and gear. Take advantage of our experience as bicycle accident attorneys.