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Bicyclist Injured in New Jersey Car Accident

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 6, 2013

A 29-year-old bicyclist was hit in a recent New Jersey crash involving a hit-and-run driver who eventually returned to the crash site. According to a news report in NJ.com, the bicycle accident occurred at Port Reading Avenue and Sixth Avenue in Woodbridge. Officials say a green car turned on to Sixth, struck the bicyclist, and continued on toward Carteret. The bicyclist escaped with only minor injuries. The 53-year-old driver later returned to the scene and was issued summonses for leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving.

It is all too common for bicyclists to suffer injuries because of careless drivers. According to New Jersey Statute 39:4-97, “A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.”

Careless or negligent drivers can be held financially accountable for the damages they cause through civil litigation. If a careless or reckless driver has hurt you, his or her insurance company should offer you adequate compensation for all of your losses. Unfortunately, insurance companies regularly deny valid claims and offer settlements that do not fully cover the extent of the victim’s losses. If your claim has been denied, or if you have been offered an inadequate settlement, it may be in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

A skilled New Jersey hit and run bicycle accident attorney can help you pursue support for all of the damages you have suffered in the crash. A successful personal injury claim can result in fair compensation for all related medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning potential, the cost of rehabilitation services, property damage, pain and suffering, and other related losses.

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