Law Office of Alexander Schachtel

Bicycle Accident

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Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Hoboken, NJ

Legal Representation for Victims of Bike Accidents

Hoboken, NJ offers great conditions for cycling, which is why many of its residents use bicycles to get around town, commute to and from work, and run errands. Even though it’s great that people want to help improve the global environment and get in shape, more bikes on the street results in a greater possibility of bicycle accidents. Unsurprisingly, when a cyclist is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the probability of serious injury or death is very high. Drivers of cars, motorcycles, and trucks have a responsibility to watch out for bicyclists. Furthermore, motor vehicle drivers must allow cyclist their legal right-of-way while traveling Hoboken’s bustling streets. Sadly, many drivers do not take this important responsibility seriously.

Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

Was the accident due to reckless actions or negligence by a driver of a motor vehicle? If so, you or a loved one may have a right to compensation from the liable driver as well as their insurance company! But don’t just wait around for the insurance company to write you a check, because that is not going to happen. Insurance companies are known for trying to get accident victims to settle for much less compensation than they deserve, delaying payouts, or simply denying a claim altogether. Don’t let an insurance company take advantage of you after a serious bicycle accident. Our legal team at the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel hates to see an injury victim get taken advantage of by insurance companies, which is why we have spent years fighting to protect our clients. To get the knowledge and experience of the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel behind your claim, call (201) 925-0660 for a free case evaluation or contact us online.

Bicycle Accidents & Events That Cause Them

The following scenarios are common causes of personal injury among bicycle-motor vehicle collisions:
Left-hand turn collision

New Jersey’s Vehicle Code states that any driver attempting a left-hand turn, first must look for and yield to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction, including bicycles. Nevertheless, many drivers still manage to crash into bicyclists while turning left.

Sideswipe

Every motorist is required to provide cyclists with enough space while passing. Unfortunately, some drivers get irritable and try dangerous passes, which can cause a sideswipe collision or force the bicyclist off the road.

Dooring

On streets that offer a bicycle lane, it is usually next to the parking lane, with little space between the two. Typically a dooring accident is caused by a motorist forgetting to look for cyclists before exiting their parked vehicle. This can result in a bicyclist getting run out of the bike lane or crashing into the vehicle’s door. In each situation, the results can be fatal.

Intersection collisions

If a motorist fails to yield to a crossing bicyclist or fails to stop at an intersection, it can cause a harmful or even worse a deadly accident.

Most accidents involving collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles occur because of reckless actions and/or negligence committed by the driver of a motor vehicle. However, some bicycle accidents do not involve motorists. For example, defective bicycle manufacturing or unsafe street conditions can contribute to bicycle accidents. If this is the case, those road designers or bike manufacturers can be held liable.

Areas We Serve

At the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel, we serve people throughout New Jersey and New York in a variety of legal matters. Our team consists of civil & commercial litigation attorneys and personal injury lawyers that can assist you with your legal issues anywhere in New Jersey and New York.

Let our experienced and dedicated legal advocates work for you. Get in touch with us today to discover how the attorneys at the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel can help you.

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Protecting the Rights of Bicycle Accident Victims

If you, as a bicyclist, have suffered an injury caused by an accident involving a motor vehicle, you’re going to need an experienced legal advocate by your side. The Hoboken personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel are passionate about the rights of accident victims and will not let you get taken advantage of by greedy insurance companies. Call (201) 925-0660 for a free consultation or contact us online.