Mercer County Bike Accident Attorneys
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As a center for culture, commerce, and education in New Jersey, Mercer County naturally has a diverse population, all of whom choose different modes of transportation. A large number of the county's 366,000 people in fact ride bicycles, not only for recreation but also for commuting to and from work and/or school. The county is actually home to five universities and colleges: Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College, and Mercer County Community College; and it is very common for students and professors alike to travel across campus on a bicycle. Whether you're riding across the Princeton campus or along Carter Road, however, there are those who do not take the proper precautions to keep bicyclists safe.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by another driver's negligence or a dangerous roadway, the Mercer County bike accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can investigate the details of your accident and determine who must be held liable for the injuries you've suffered. We offer free consultations and you are under no obligation to pay anything unless we are successful in your case. To learn more, call us for a free consultation at (609) 240-0040.
A Bicyclist's Right to the Road
Aside from highways and other roads where access is restricted, bicyclists have as much right to be on the road as cars. They have to abide by certain traffic laws to be on the road, but the right is theirs nonetheless. Many motorists forget this fact, however. Drivers who are inattentive and/or reckless can change lanes right into a cyclist, cut off a cyclist to make a right-hand turn, rear-end a cyclist, and just strike a cyclist outright.
A car is much bigger and much more powerful than a bicycle, putting cyclists at an extreme disadvantage in the event of a crash. While the occupant of a car has protection against the impact of an accident, a bicyclist has no protection. As a result, bicyclists often suffer serious injuries or are even killed in traffic accidents. Recovery after such a devastating incident can be difficult, but no impossible with the proper care and support.
Who is Responsible for a Mercer County Bike Accident?
Determining fault is an important factor in obtaining compensation for your injuries. In most bicycle accident cases, the cause of a bike crash is driver inattention or another form of negligence. But occasionally, bicycle accidents are caused by hazardous conditions of the roadway. In either case, however, you can hold the at-fault party responsible for his or her negligence. An aggressive Mercer County personal injury attorney can gather the evidence necessary to bring a successful claim against a negligent driver and/or a negligent state or city agency.
Mercer County Bike Accident Lawyers - Aggressive Representation for Fair Compensation
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our committed lawyers know how difficult it is to recover after a serious bike accident in Mercer County. Firm partner, David E. Silverstein, is a cyclist himself, and understands the laws and the dangers of being a bicyclist in New Jersey more than most. If anyone truly understands the obstacles you are facing, it is David Silverstein. The entire legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. is dedicated to helping bike crash victims get the money they deserve for the medical care and support they need. Call us today to learn more about your legal rights and options at (609) 240-0040.
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