Bicycle Safety: Urging Riders to Wear Helmets

Wearing a helmet while riding a bike can save your life. Though it is not mandatory to wear a bike helmet while using the Citibikes around New York City, it is strongly encouraged.

Here are some basic safety tips on wearing or purchasing a helmet:

Make sure the helmet is snug but comfortable .

If the helmet is too loose, it could slip back behind your neck and you could sustain a serious head injury.

Make sure the helmet has a chinstrap and buckle.

It is important to make sure your helmet will stay securely fastened before purchasing a helmet. If you notice the helmet is defective, do not purchase it.

Wear the helmet level on the forehead, not tilted back.

Always instruct children to wear their helmet level on their forehead. Wearing a helmet tilted back can defeat the purpose of the safety device.

When purchasing a helmet, make sure it meets the appropriate standards.

Under federal law, all bicycle helmets are required to meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission standard. Examine the helmet before purchasing it – look for a label that states it is approved by the CPSC.


Many accidents can be avoided if the proper safety gear is worn while riding a bicycle. Protect yourself and your family – always wear a helmet while riding.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, contact us. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP