South Brunswick Bike Accident Attorneys
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A bicycle accident can cause injury easily, because bicyclists have no protection surrounding their bodies. When the collision involved a motor vehicle, catastrophic injuries are even more likely.
If you have been the victim of a bike crash and want to understand your legal rights, call (609) 240-0040 to schedule a free consultation with the South Brunswick personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C.
All bike riders are required to follow the laws that apply to other motor vehicles on the road. You are also entitled to the same rights as other vehicles. However, there are other laws that only apply to bike riders, such as the requirement to ride as near to the right side of the road as possible while still exercising reasonable caution. In addition, all bicyclists under 17 years old are required to wear a DOT-approved helmet when riding on a street open to motor vehicles.
In South Brunswick, we’ve seen many motorists fail to yield the right-of-way to bicyclists, and pass bicyclists without leaving enough space between the bike and the car. Bicyclists need to be vigilant, but they can’t prevent all accidents.
In some cases, it is easy to determine who caused a South Brunswick bike accident, but in other situations, it can be more complex. If a driver was negligent in operating his 4,000-pound vehicle, he will probably be held responsible for the accident and compensation for the victim.
There are, however, a few other parties who could be liable for a bicycle collision. If damage to the roadway or an obstruction caused the accident, then the city, state, or municipality responsible for road maintenance could be liable. The same could be true if there was no warning sign for a dangerous curve, a blind corner, or even a substantially narrower section of roadway.
If the accident was caused by a defective part on the bike, defective construction, or a malfunction of any part of the bike, a manufacturer or mechanic might be responsible for compensating the injury victim.
As bicyclists themselves, Gabriel Lependorf and David Silverstein have greater insight into the needs of a bike accident victim. That benefit, along with our 25 years of experience working with all types of personal injury in New Jersey, lets Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., provide unequaled service to our clients. Call (609) 240-0040 to schedule your free consultation today so that you can begin to return to a normal life after your South Brunswick Township bike accident.
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