Fatal car crashes have drastically increased over the last few years. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents have also followed this trend. If you were injured while on your bicycle, talk to a skilled bike accident lawyer in New Jersey to see if you’re entitled to pursue financial recovery for your losses.
Experienced lawyers know that most of the time, insurance companies and the police are biased against bike riders. The New Jersey bicycle accident attorneys at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. stand up for cyclists injured by careless and negligent motorists. We will pursue full compensation, generally in one lump sum, from the at-fault motorist’s insurance company to help you recover from the physical injuries and lost income caused by your bicycle accident.
- Distracted Drivers
- Cell phone use
- Violation of Motor vehicle laws by Drivers
- Loose manhole covers
- Failing to yield
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to make observations
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Drivers failing to make proper observation
- Pavement defects such as potholes
- Turning without looking
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Drunk Driving
- Improper driving during inclement weather
- Driver Fatigue
- Taxi, Uber, and Lyft drivers making sudden moves to pick up passengers
Drivers have an absolute obligation to make observations of others sharing the roadway. It is foreseeable that, in addition to cars, semi-trucks, motorcycles, and busses, others such as bicycle riders, pedestrians, skateboarders, people pushing strollers, scooters, Segway’s, electric bicycles, will be sharing the road with others. Now more than ever, either because of economics, or COVID anxiety, thousands of people in New Jersey and New York commute to work on bicycles and ride for exercise and recreation. Cyclists are required to obey traffic laws and have the same rights to use the road as automobile drivers. But bicyclists have little protection in the event of a collision. If a careless motorist causes an accident, bicycle riders are vulnerable to very serious injuries.
Nearly all fatal bicycle accidents involve collisions with large vehicles. Cyclists who have been injured due to a driver’s negligence have a legal right to seek compensation. Compensation includes money for permanent injuries, disfigurements such as scars, past and future medical bills, lost income, property damage, loss of savings, and much more. There is no cap or limit on the amount an injured person can sue for but most of the time, injuries fall within a defendant’s insurance policy coverage.