Bicycles can be used for leisure, exercise or as a means of transportation. Individuals may find them to be quite good for their overall health and efficient at getting them places. This can prove to be a good way to get around. When riding a bicycle, it is known that people should wear helmets. Although this offers protection, it is no match for a motor vehicle accident. If a bicycle is involved in an accident with a car, the rider may face serious injuries. The weight of a car is overbearing in comparison to a bicycle. A bicycle cannot provide security against a car. If you are a victim of a bike accident, you may be able to seek compensation.
You should always go to the doctor to get your injuries checked first. This will provide documentation of your injuries and your visit. With this information, you can build your case against the liable party. If you are able to preserve evidence from the accident, such as taking pictures of the scene or talking to witnesses, you should do so to better establish your case. This information may help prove negligence on behalf of the other party that was involved.
What can lead to a bike accident?
There are many factors that can lead to a bicycle accident.These factors may include someone who was driving under the influence, careless or reckless driving, using electronic devices while driving, distracted driving or driver fatigue. Human error can greatly contribute to an accident. If the driver of a car is distracted, they may not see a bicycle crossing the road or coming up behind them. Bicycles are not as big as cars, therefore, they can even be harder to spot. Road conditions may also play a role in causing the accident. A municipality may even be liable due to bad road conditions of bicycle lanes. If weather conditions on the roads are bad, this can lead to slippery surfaces. Bike tires may not be able to grip the ground as well as they should. This can lead to an injury.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.