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New Jersey Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Abogados de Accidentes de Bicicleta de Nueva Jersey
NEW JERSEY BICYCLE ACCIDENT: TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Have You Been in a New Jersey Bike Accident?
- Most Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
- What to do After A Bicycle Accident
- Important Safety Tips
- Talk to a New Jersey Bicycle Accident Attorney
Many people ride bicycles as a form of transportation or for recreation. There are rules and regulations in New Jersey to protect bicyclists from collisions with cars, but each year thousands of people become seriously injured or are killed from collisions with cars or from single rider accidents caused by unsafe roadways.
Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. Even if proper safety gear is worn, accident victims can sustain brain injuries, neck, and spinal cord damage. Riders could also receive serious road rash, broken bones, and fractures. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, you may be eligible for compensation. The New Jersey bicycle accident attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm are able to help you understand your legal options.
New Jersey Bicycle Injury Lawyers Establish Liability
Bike accident injuries are serious injuries that require the representation of a dedicated and highly experienced New Jersey bike accident lawyer who is prepared to fight to protect your rights and help you receive compensation for your accident.
Our New Jersey bicycle accident attorneys have extensive experience handling bicycle accidents. We will help you get your bills paid and immediately investigate the cause of your accident. We will obtain the police investigation, interview witnesses, and hire the appropriate experts to establish liability against the responsible driver.
Have you been in a bike accident?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 818 bicyclists killed and an additional 45,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. The total cost of bicyclist injury and death is over $4 billion per year according to the National Safety Council. The majority of cyclists' deaths occurred between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7:59 p.m. Sadly, many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented by drivers being attentive to the road.
Most Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), most bicycle injuries involve some form of trauma, with the most common injuries sustained by bicyclists being:
- Knee Injury
- Brain Contusion
- Road Rash
- Bone Fracture
- Back Strain
- Wrist Injury
What to do after a bicycle accident
Report the accident
Report your bicycle accident to the police immediately if you were injured.
Always seek immediate medical care if you were injured. Your health is your first priority.
Get information from the driver, including full name, address, license plate number, insurance company and insurance policy number.
Talk to witnesses
Get information from witnesses at the scene, including their full names, addresses and phone numbers.
Important Safety Tips
Because of the dangers associated with bicycle accidents, cyclists should take extra measures to stay safe on the road. These measures include:
- Always wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet.
- Obey the rules of the road at all times, including traffic signs and lane markings.
- Be aware of your surroundings, including obstructed views.
- Never assume a driver will yield to you.
At the same time, drivers need to exercise caution when sharing the road with cyclists.
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Talk to a Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed because of another person's negligence or wrongdoing, it is imperative that you contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm today and speak with our dedicated New Jersey bicycle accident lawyers. Contact us for a free consultation.
We Handle the Insurance Companies
This time in your life can be stressful and you may be filled with worry and anxiety. We understand that medical bills are high and that insurance companies can act in bad faith. When you work with our Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, he will do his best to help you receive the financial compensation you need after your accident.