No parent should have to cover the medical bills their child has suffered as the result of a negligent car driver. A motorist whose act of negligence results in injuries to a child should be held accountable for his or her actions. Anyone whose son or daughter has been injured in a NJ bike accident would be well advised to discuss his or her legal rights and options with a skilled personal injury lawyer.
A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit that a victim, or a victim’s family, can file to hold a car driver responsible for an accident. For a claim to be successful, the family will have to prove that the driver was not exercising due care and that the bicycle accident was a direct result of driver negligence. Did the car’s driver run a stop sign? Was the motorist speeding or driving distracted? Was he or she under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
It is common for car drivers to claim that a child darted into traffic and that there was not enough time to avoid a collision. While this is sometimes true, it is not in the family’s best interest to accept this as the cause of the accident. Did someone else witness the crash? Was the driver distracted or inattentive at the time? A skilled attorney can also help determine whether a dangerous roadway condition caused or contributed to the incident. If that was the case, the government entity responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable.
A personal injury claim can result in financial compensation for the victim’s medical treatments, rehabilitation services, pain and suffering, and other damages. A New Jersey child bicycle accident lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein helps protect the rights of children who are injured in New Jersey bicycle accidents. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.