Experienced Attorneys Helping Bicycle 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, 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.