A 50-year-old Oxford man was injured in a New Jersey car collision when a vehicle struck his bicycle. According to a news report in The Warren Reporter, the bicycle accident occurred at Washington Street and West Plane Street in Hackettstown. Officials say the 31-year-old driver of a 2006 Ford was trying to make a left turn when he struck the bicyclist. The bike rider sustained an arm injury, but refused treatment at the scene of the crash. The driver was issued a summons for careless driving.
It is the responsibility of all motorists to use care and caution. Motorists must remember that they share the roadway with other vehicles, including motorcycles and bicycles. According to New Jersey Statute 39:4-97, “A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.”
Drivers responsible for causing an injury accident by behaving recklessly, carelessly, or negligently can be held accountable for their actions. By filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver, injured victims may pursue compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other related damages. Unfortunately, it is all too common for careless drivers to deny responsibility for the injuries they cause. When this happens, their insurance provider may deny the claim. When insurance companies do offer settlements, they are often inadequate and do not fully cover the victim’s losses.
The skilled New Jersey bicycle accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein can help determine liability for a crash and hold the at-fault driver responsible for the damages they cause. Our experienced lawyers provide free consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has suffered an injury in a New Jersey accident.