Bicycle Accident | New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
Unfortunately, New Jersey is a very densely populated state. The infrastructure that includes the roads in New Jersey is not well suited for an increase in bicycle traffic. The bike path infrastructure in the states, and in New Jersey in particular, is tiny compared with countries in Europe and many western states. Dedicated bike lanes are almost non-existent in New Jersey. This makes it especially dangerous to bike in New Jersey. Many motorists still do not respect bicyclists in their path and are reluctant to share the road as the law requires.
Most riders learn the fundamentals of bike riding from their parents, but moms and dads are largely focused on keeping you upright and out of heavy traffic. Unless you have cyclist parents, you probably haven’t been taught how to safely make a left turn down a busy road or maneuver past parked vehicles. Most bikers don’t even know if they can ride on some sidewalks in New Jersey. If you regularly bike for work or pleasure, then taking a safety class could be the key to avoiding a catastrophic accident.
Intersections are one of the most common locations for motor vehicles to be involved in an accident, but they are also one of the most common crash zones for cyclists, as well. Here at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., we have seen cyclists hit by distracted, drunk, speeding, and otherwise negligent drivers as they cross though intersections time and time again.
Motor vehicles are undeniably one of the greatest hazards out on the road for cyclists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, hundreds of cyclists are killed and thousands injured in accidents involving motor vehicles every year. The legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., has seen time and time again how motor vehicle drivers play a large role in New Jersey bicycle accidents by driving in an unsafe or negligent manner. Read the rest »
Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation – for very good reason. It is enjoyable, economical, good for the environment, and the exercise has multiple health benefits. However, there is a link between cycling and traumatic brain injury (TBI) that should not be ignored. If you are a bicyclist, you should be aware of the link between cycling and TBI and take the proper measures to protect yourself and your loved ones from potentially life altering injuries. Read the rest »
If you are an avid cyclist, like the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., you know that the condition of your bike determines how smooth, enjoyable, and safe your ride will be. Proper maintenance and regular checkups with a bike mechanic are critical to riding safely, and they can save you money in the long run. Make checking your bike each time you ride (and tightening any loose parts) and getting it serviced by a professional mechanic part of your regular routine. Read the rest »
Hamilton Township is a great area for biking. Cyclists can find scenic trails to ride in locations such as Mercer County Park, Veterans Park, and John A. Roebling Memorial Park. However, bike crashes can and do occur in Hamilton Township, and it essential that you take the right steps to help keep you safe on every ride. Read the rest »
Originally published August 1, 2016. If you are a bicycle enthusiast, you are probably looking forward to the impending summer months. The plentiful sunshine, fresh air, and warm weather will certainly be too tempting to avoid this year. Biking is a fun and healthy activity, but it is often dangerous in New Jersey. Unfortunately, many New Jersey drivers are not used to sharing the road with bicyclists. This inattentiveness is a deadly threat to bicyclists everywhere, so if you are planning on riding down your favorite bike path or trail this summer, be sure to read the following safety tips first. Read the rest »
Originally published October 11, 2016. Cycling is a great way to get exercise and an eco-friendly way to travel. New Jersey is a perfect environment for cyclists. However, cycling can also be a dangerous pastime. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, 618 cyclists were killed and an additional 52,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes throughout the United States. The number of cyclist killed in crashes involving automobiles increased by 16% between 2010 and 2012.
The “environmental benefits” are only one reason that biking has become the most popular alternative to driving a motor vehicle in Princeton. The ability to avoid a great deal of traffic, get some exercise, and traverse the campus quickly are all appealing to students, staff, and visitors alike. And all of these benefits pale in comparison to the huge savings over the cost of owning and operating a car.
And thanks to the continued support of Princeton University, everyone in the neighborhood now has access to a total of 70 8-speed Breezer bikes. Read the rest »
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