A man and a boy were struck by a vehicle and seriously injured while riding their bicycles in Readington on Saturday, May 1. According to The Star-Ledger, the driver of the vehicle which struck the pair of cyclists fled the scene prior to police arriving. The hit-and-run driver’s vehicle was ultimately stopped by law enforcement officials and the suspect was subsequently charged with careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident in New Jersey.
One of the biggest obstacles to overcome in bringing a New Jersey personal injury lawsuit related to a bicycle accident is the common misconception that cyclists are reckless and generally a nuisance on the public roads. If you have been struck by a vehicle while riding your bike, it is crucial that you take measures to preserve relevant evidence. You should:
- take photos;
- document relevant road conditions;
- obtain detailed information regarding property damage; and
- record any other important information that might have effected traffic, visibility or maneuverability.
The law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein has successfully represented injured cyclists by using expert and lay testimony to prove our client’s case. Just because a cyclist can be difficult to see at times, does not mean that an injured cyclist is without a remedy when struck by a negligent driver. Experience tells us that collisions between motor vehicles and cyclists are frequently the result of driver inattentiveness.
The New Jersey injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein understand how to get injured cyclists the compensation they deserve. If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, it is essential that you contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney. Our successful team of litigators will help you receive just compensation for your considerable injuries. Call (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.