Attorneys Providing Dedicated Legal Advocacy For Bicycle Accident Victims
Were you hit by a car while riding your bike? Despite increasing awareness for safety, bicyclists and pedestrians are still at a high risk for serious and life-altering injuries, especially in urban areas such as Newark, East Orange, Irvington and Paterson.
At the law firm of Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, we bring more than 50 years of combined legal experience to our clients in bicycle accident cases. Our firm’s primary focus is on personal injury cases. We know how to get you the financial recovery you deserve, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial.
Bicyclists Have Rights That Deserve Recognition And Protection
Under New Jersey law, bicyclists riding on a roadway have the same rights and duties as someone driving a car. That means they must obey all traffic laws, but it also means that they deserve as much respect and deference as other drivers receive. Additionally, New Jersey’s Safe Passing Law gives cyclists additional protections. Under the law, drivers are supposed to change to a different lane when passing a bicyclist, when another lane is available. If they can’t change lanes, drivers are required to maintain a buffer of a least four feet. If that buffer is not possible, drivers must slow down to 25 mph or even come to a stop until such time as they can pass safely.
Bicycle Accidents: Common Causes And Common Injuries
Whenever a vehicle hits a bike rider, serious injuries or even death may occur. Most of these accidents are preventable and can be attributed to:
- Driver distraction or inattention
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Failure to keep a lookout
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to obey traffic laws and traffic signals
- Drunk and drugged driving
Unfortunately, the injuries suffered in a bike accident can be life-altering or life-threatening. Our attorneys have experience developing life care plans for people with serious injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones, cuts and bruises
- Soft tissue damage
- Paralysis (quadriplegia and paraplegia)
We prepare each case as if for trial. We utilize all necessary and available resources to help clients get the compensation they deserve.
Speak To A Skilled Injury Attorney For Free
For a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, by calling 973-675-8277 or by filling out an online contact form. If we are unable to obtain a judgment or settlement in your case, you will pay no costs or attorneys’ fees at all.