Warmer weather gets us all out of the house. You see more people walking the streets or on their motorcycles. You may even see a few people on their bikes. But beware, more bicyclists can mean a greater chance of an accident.
If you get into a car accident while riding your bike anywhere in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation. For more than 26 years, Jersey City bicycle accident lawyer Anthony Carbone has been handling bike accidents in Jersey City, Newark, and throughout New Jersey. Make sure before dealing with insurance you have the right lawyer by your side.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, 743 people lost their lives in bicycle accidents in 2013. As you can imagine, the most common type of bike accident is when a motor vehicle crashes into the cyclist. Other causes can include:
- Bad roadways or walkways
- Rider error such as not paying attention to his/her surroundings
- A crash or collision
- A dog chasing the rider
What to Do After a Bike Accident
After a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, you may be seriously injured. Like with any type of accident, make sure you report the accident to the police, get any contact information from witnesses and from the other party, and get photos of the scene. Remember not to give any statements to the party’s insurance company and write down all you can about the accident.
But the most important thing to do is to contact your Jersey City personal injury lawyer. We can help you get the compensation you need. If you are injured while riding your bicycle in an auto accident in New Jersey, call the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.