New Jersey Bicycle Accidents Attorney
Bicyclists and pedestrians are unquestionably the most vulnerable people on the road. In a densely populated state like New Jersey, traffic is often congested, which can increase the danger for cyclists. Combine this with the rise in motorist distractions, and it’s easy to see why fatal and serious bicycle accidents frequently make headlines.
At Rosner & Tucker, P.C., we help cyclists who have been injured due to a motorist’s negligence. We also help families who have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident. Because bicyclists have little protection against cars and trucks, their injuries are often catastrophic. If you have been hurt in a traffic accident while riding a bicycle, we will fight for you.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
When most people think about traffic accidents, they immediately picture a car accident. Few people give bicycle accidents a passing thought — until they or someone they love is affected by one. The reality is that fatal bicycle accidents are on the rise. Here are some sobering statistics about these devastating accidents:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 494,000 bicyclists were treated in emergency rooms in 2013.
- Bicyclists account for just one percent of trips, but bicyclists have a higher risk of experiencing a crash-related injury than drivers of cars, trucks, or motorcycles.
- Although fatal motor vehicle accidents have actually decreased as a whole, fatal bicycle accidents have jumped from 1.7 percent of roadway deaths to 2.3 percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents within the past 10 years.
- Bicycle accidents cost Americans $4 billion annually.
Because bicyclists frequently suffer serious injuries in a crash, their lifetime medical costs and other expenses can easily reach the millions.
The Bicycle Accident Injuries We Handle
Under New Jersey transportation law, bicyclists have the same right to use the road as any vehicle. Bicyclists must also obey the rules of the road, including rules specific to bicyclists.
Unfortunately, motorists don’t always realize that bicyclists have all the same rights as any car, truck, or motorcycle driver. In many cases, motorists pass bicyclists too closely, or attempt to swerve around them, putting the bicyclist in danger.
Distracted driving has also become a serious problem for everyone on the road, including bicyclists. When a motorist glances down at a phone to type a text or read an email, a catastrophic bicycle accident can occur.
At Rosner & Tucker, P.C., we see a wide range of serious and catastrophic injuries caused by bicycle accidents. Some of the most devastating bicycle injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
- Neck injuries
- Road rash
Recovering from these injuries can takes several weeks, months, or even years. In the most serious cases, a bicycle accident victim is permanently affected by injuries sustained in the accident. The medical bills and other expenses associated with these injuries can be life-changing.
Our lawyers will work hard to make sure you get the compensation you need to cover your bills and help you maintain your lifestyle. A bicycle accident shouldn’t force you to struggle financially. You didn’t ask to be injured. Don’t pay for someone else’s carelessness.
Call a New Jersey Bicycle Accident Lawyer about Your Case
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Our Vineland, New Jersey bicycle accident lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Rosner & Tucker, P.C. today to receive your free case evaluation. Call 856-692-6500.