New Jersey Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Bicycle accidents can result in severe injury including spine injuries, broken bones, head injuries. In some circumstances a bicycle accident can be fatal. Bicycle accidents occur for various reasons and depending on the circumstances, various parties may bear some responsibility for the accident and injuries which result.
Collision With A Vehicle.
If a bicycle accident results from a collision with a motor vehicle, the individual who was operating the motor vehicle may have some responsibility if the individual operating the motor vehicle acted in an unsafe or careless manner and or violated one of the traffic laws, and as a result of this action, caused the bicycle accident.
Collision With A Commercial Vehicle.
Just as passenger motor vehicles, commercial vehicle drivers and owners owe a duty of care to individuals who ride their bicycles. If the driver or owner of the commercial vehicle does not property operate and or maintain his or her commercial vehicle, and as a result an accident with a bicycle occurs, the individual operating the commercial vehicle or the owner of the vehicle may bear some responsibility for the injuries suffered.
Collision With Another Bicycle.
Sometimes a bicycle accident results from a collision with another bicycle. Just as individuals owe a duty of safety and care when operating a vehicle, individuals who operate a bicycle, must operate their bicycles in a reasonably safe manner. If an individual fails to operate his or her bicycle in a safe manner and causes an accident with another bicycle, the person who caused the accident may bear some responsibility for the harm which resulted.
Collision With A Pedestrian
Just as a commercial vehicle, a passenger motor vehicle, and a bicycle must obey the rules of the road, a pedestrian must also obey the rules of the road. If a pedestrian causes a bicycle accident, that pedestrian may, in some circumstances, be liable for the injuries which result.
Product Liability Action.
Finally, if a bicycle accident occurs as a result of a product defect, the manufacturer of the bicycle may be responsible for the harm which resulted in a product liability lawsuit. Manufactures of bicycles must manufacture safe products. If a bicycle fails, and an accident results, the manufacture of the bicycle may be responsible for the harm caused.
Regardless of the specific circumstances which gave rise to a bicycle accident, if you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a bicycle accident, you should call our New Jersey Bicycle Accident Attorneys as soon as possible. Our attorneys will meet with you and discuss all possible options.
The New Jersey Bicycle Accident Attorneys at our firm represent individuals who have been hurt in a bicycle accident in all New Jersey counties and cities including the counties of Monmouth and Hudson as well as the cities of Hoboken and Jersey City.
If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our New Jersey Bicycle Accident Attorneys, call our office or contact us through this site. We are here to help.