Experienced Attorneys Helping Bicyclist Accident Victims
Bicyclists and motorists share most of the same rights and responsibilities. Although the law recognizes this equality, too many motorists fail to use a proper level of care around bicyclists. Drivers can turn in front of bicycles or run them off the road. People in parked cars may open doors in front of bikes.
Every year, thousands of bicyclists in New Jersey are injured. Many of these injuries are severe. Even when wearing a helmet, bicyclists can suffer head injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while riding a bicycle, it is important to have skilled legal counsel on your side. The law firm of Britcher, Leone & Sergio, LLC, represents people throughout New Jersey who have been severely injured in a bicycle accident.
Serving Those Injured in All Types of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents can be caused by all types of negligent actions. The primary cause, of course, is negligence on the part of a motorist. Due to the disparity in size between bicycles and motor vehicles, when a bicyclist is struck by a car, he or she is at risk of serious injuries. Our law firm is prepared to help you overcome all potential obstacles in order to help you recover full compensation. The negligent driver’s insurance company may attempt to minimize the extent of your injuries or even claim that you caused the accident.
Our law firm understands these tactics. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and compile the evidence of your injuries in order to build a strong claim for your damages.
Defective roads are another potential cause of accidents. It is not uncommon for a bicycle to reach 20 miles per hour. Especially fit bicyclists can travel even faster. When traveling at these speeds, potholes, cracks and other road defects are especially dangerous. If your accident was caused by a defective roadway, we may be able to pursue compensation from the government entity responsible for the construction and maintenance of that roadway.
In Pedestrian Accidents, Negligent Drivers can be Held Responsible
Common sense helps explain the high incidence of catastrophic injuries and fatalities in pedestrian accidents. A human being is no match for a car, truck or motorcycle. Whether a pedestrian injury or death occurs as a crosswalk accident or an accident occurring outside of a crosswalk, the driver of the vehicle may be held liable for failing to keep a proper lookout.
If you were injured or if your loved one was killed while crossing a street or jogging along the side of a roadway, we urge you to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A detailed investigation into the causes of a pedestrian accident is best accomplished immediately after the accident.
If a pedestrian accident was a hit-and-run accident, it is especially important to get the investigation underway promptly. Sometimes the offending vehicle can be found if investigators have the opportunity to follow up on leads right away. For example, a car often has some visible damage after a pedestrian accident. If too much time goes by before an investigation gets going, the owner of the vehicle might have it repaired, making it too late for investigators to discover the damage in time.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents Involving Vehicles?
Britcher, Leone & Sergio, LLC, offers no-obligation consultations and preliminary case analyses for people injured in pedestrian accidents. We often discover the underlying cause(s) to be one or more of the following:
- Operator error
- Distracted driving
- Failure of drivers to respect crosswalks
- Failure of drivers to give walkers or joggers proper right-of-way
- Turning of a car or truck at an intersection where a walker or jogger had no prior warning
Whatever the circumstances of your New Jersey pedestrian accident, rest assured that our law firm has a strong record of successful verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers are well-prepared to advocate on your behalf in a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
We Will Work Alongside You
We provide professional and personalized legal counsel after serious bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Call 201-444-1644 or email our law firm in Glen Rock to schedule a consultation. Together, we will develop a strategy that helps you recover.