Depending upon the kind of vehicle you’re driving, your outlook might be quite different, particularly if you have to share the road in the Garden State. A driver will frequently get mad at a cyclist for “coming out of nowhere” or not staying in their lane, while a cyclist may fear for their life because they have a three-or-more-ton hunk of steel rapidly encroaching on their space. This lack of willingness to ride in harmony has led to multiple deaths in New Jersey over the past few years and continues to be a problem in the state’s more heavily populated areas.
The latest data on cyclist mortality shows that between 2008 and 2013, 58 cyclists died as a result of a crash involving an automobile. Even if the collisions don’t necessarily result in death, crashes between cars and bikes occur every day – often because of the vehicle driver’s inability to respect the rights of cyclists. These accidents can occur when bicyclists cross the road, ride with traffic and ride against traffic. If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident while on a bike, talk to an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney immediately.
Broken bones, brain injury and spinal injury are just a few of the types of serious trauma that cyclists face in the event of a bicycle accident. Additionally, bicycle riders are infinitely more likely to sustain significant long-term damage than the person driving the car that hit them. Whether you’re riding your bike for leisure or riding out of necessity, you have the right to feel safe and respected by fellow motorists while en route to your destination. Don’t let a routine bike ride turn into a traumatic and expensive nightmare. Your medical expenses aren’t going to pay themselves. Call an attorney to get the compensation and damages you deserve.
Allow the attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC to assist you in filing your personal injury lawsuit. We have decades of experience helping our clients pursue compensation and justice. Call us today for a free consultation.