There are many reasons that people of all ages ride bicycles. For some, it’s a means of exercise. Others use their bikes as a mode of transportation. Unfortunately, cyclists can become injury victims when in the path of motor vehicles. Even more troublesome is that bicycle accidents often account for serious injuries or fatalities.
At the Ocean County Law Office of DiFrancia & Price, P.C., we offer experienced and compassionate legal advice to those injured in bicycle accidents. We also provide counsel to families who have lost a loved one in a bike crash regarding the pursuit of a wrongful death claim.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that bicycle accidents accounted for two percent of all traffic deaths in 2014. More recent statistics are not available. However, this number is consistent with prior years. Nearly thirty percent of all bike accidents occurred when the cyclist was hit by a car. This number also includes non-fatal crashes involving motor vehicles and bicycles.
In many cases, bike accidents occur because a driver failed to notice the cyclist in the roadway. This may be as a result of distracted driving or driving while under the influence. Other times, bicycle accidents occur when the motor vehicle operator fails to yield to the bike or otherwise follow the rules of the road. Regrettably, some bicycle crashes are hit and run accidents. These literally add more insult to the devastating injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a bicycle accident, you undoubtedly feel overwhelmed. If the crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, you will need answers concerning your rights to compensation. How will medical bills be paid? What type of recovery is available for not only your injuries but also their long-lasting effects? You can get answers to these questions and more by speaking with our experienced bike accident attorneys.
New Jersey Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Our New Jersey bicycle accident lawyers will use an assortment of resources to investigate your case. This will include interviewing eyewitnesses, securing police reports, and any other documentation that pertains to your bike accident.
While we are accumulating the necessary evidence, we will also advocate on your behalf with the insurance company. Your interests will be protected while you take the time to heal from your injuries.
Get in touch with our bicycle accident attorneys for a complimentary and non-obligatory consultation. At the Law Office of DiFrancia & Price, P.C., we are here to help you recover any damages due to you.