Bicycle riders are particularly susceptible to suffering catastrophic injuries on the road. Victims suffering from injuries such as spinal cord damage resulting from another party's negligence need an attorney to fight for compensation. If you have been hurt, talk to a bicycle accidents attorney to find out what to do next. We will listen to the facts of your case and let you know the best course of action. With a combined 60 years of practice, the attorneys at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC in Hoboken, NJ, serving Kearny and surrounding communities are here to help you.
Bicyclists Are Especially Vulnerable
Many people like to ride bikes for recreation, exercise, or to reduce their carbon footprint. Whatever reason you have chosen to take part in this healthy and fun activity, you need to know both your rights and obligations as a bicycle rider. A rider is responsible for following the rules of the road, including obeying all traffic signals. A rider can also expect other riders and motorists to do the same rather than engaging in reckless or negligent acts, which can include:
- Disregarding stop signs or traffic lights
- Driving while intoxicated
- Impeding a bicyclist’s right to ride in a bike lane by drifting or swerving into that lane
If you have been struck by a car while riding a bicycle, the injuries are likely very serious. Even when a cyclist takes all precautions, such as wearing a helmet and other protective gear, those precautions can prove to be no match for a large vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. For help analyzing your case and pursuing compensation from a negligent driver, contact our Hoboken office. We can examine how the accident happened, assess liability, and pursue damages from the responsible party.
Bicycle accident injuries can be serious and life-changing. Call a bicycle accident attorney to help you recover the reimbursement you deserve.
How Can I Pursue Compensation For A Bicycle Accident?
Pursuing financial compensation for injuries resulting from another party's negligence first requires the victim to prove liability. When a car strikes a bicyclist, the victim is allowed to demand payment from the negligent driver’s insurance carrier. To do this, the cyclist must prove the driver was at fault, and this is achieved by investigating whether the driver followed those rules. Our attorneys have practiced law for a combined total of over 60 years. They have the knowledge and resources needed in order to gather pertinent facts and prove who is responsible for your losses.
If you have been hurt while riding a bike, call us today at (201) 998-2727 to book your free consultation. You may also contact us online. During your consultation, we will take the time to sit down with you and note all of the details about your case. After hearing about how your accident happened and the extent of your injuries, we can provide representation specifically tailored to your case and your needs.