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Cherry Hill Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Cherry Hill bicycle accident attorneys holding drivers accountable for accidents in South Jersey

At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill bicycle accident our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience fighting for personal injury victims. We’re respected by former clients, insurance companies, and other attorneys for our impressive record of strong settlements and jury verdicts. We’re skilled at showing how your crash occurred and why a driver of a passenger car or another type of motorized vehicle is responsible for your injuries or the tragic death of a loved one. We fight for all the compensation you deserve for your personal and financial damages.

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Call 856-779-9500 now or fill out the form above to receive a free confidential consultation.

How dangerous is riding a bicycle in Cherry Hill?

A bicycle is no match for a car or a larger vehicle. When a car strikes a bicycle, the rider will suffer two impacts – the first with the car and the second with the hard asphalt. Many riders suffer catastrophic injuries. Many bicycle accidents are deadly. While helmets can help protect riders from some injuries, the only way to avoid injuries is for drivers to avoid the collision in the first place.

According to the National Safety Council, there were 1,260 preventable bicycle fatalities in 2020 and 325,173 preventable injuries in 2020. New Jersey Spotlight News reported that as of December 17, 2021, 22 bicycle riders died in traffic accidents in New Jersey – the highest number since 1989.

How do drivers cause bicycle accidents in Cherry Hill?

At Ferrara & Gable, our seasoned Cherry Hill bicycle accident lawyers are skilled at showing how bicycle accidents happen. Common causes include:

  • Driving while distracted – by texting, talking on a cell phone, using the Internet, looking at a GPS, eating, or many other risky actions
  • Driving while intoxicated or impaired by the use of drugs
  • Driving while tired
  • Speeding
  • Driving through a red light or a traffic signal
  • Driving too fast for traffic or weather conditions
  • Failing to respect the right of a bicycle rider to use the roadway
  • Opening a parked car door without looking for a bicycle rider who might be close to the door
  • Failing to yield the right of way at an intersection
  • Backing into roads from driveways without looking
  • Many other types of driver negligence

Bicycle accidents may also be due to defective gears, brakes, and other bicycle parts.

What injuries do bicycle accident victims suffer?

Bicycle accidents often cause catastrophic, permanent, or serious injuries. Many bicycle accidents are fatal. Our personal injury lawyers work with your doctors to under the full scope and severity of your injuries, the medical care you’ll need, the cost of the care, and every way your injuries prevent you from functioning or enjoying your life.

We handle all types of injuries, including:

Who is responsible for bicycle accidents in Cherry Hill?

The person primarily responsible for your bicycle accident, or a bicycle accident that took the life of a loved one, is the driver of the car or truck that caused the accident.

In some cases, other defendants may also be responsible. These defendants include:

  • Employers, such as when a delivery driver causes a bicycle accident
  • The owners of the car if different than the driver, such as when parents give their child permission to use their vehicle
  • The manufacturers of defective bicycle parts
  • The New Jersey Department of Transportation or another state agency/entity that had responsibility for the design of maintenance of the road

We’ll explain if, when, and how a bicycle rider can use a UM/UIM policy if the driver who caused the accident is a hit-and-run driver or who doesn’t have enough insurance to pay for your personal injury or wrongful death damages.

What New Jersey laws regulate bicycle riding?

Some of the laws that regulate riding a bicycle in New Jersey include the following:

  • If you ride your bicycle at night, you’ll need a front headlamp that emits a white light, a rear lamp that emits a red light, and a rear reflector.
  • You need a bell or audible device (not a whistle or siren).
  • “A bicycle must be equipped with a brake that can make wheels skid while stopping on dry, level, clean pavement.”
  • Bicycles must be equipped to carry passengers if you want someone on your bicycle.
  • Rights and duties. Riders who ride their bicycles on roadways are granted rights as motor vehicle drivers and must comply with the same duties.
  • Bicycle operation. There are rules for how riders on roadways can ride in each lane and turn left (such as to pass a slower-moving vehicle, avoid debris or hazards, and other conditions). Riders need to ride in the same direction as cars.
  • Anyone under 17 who rides a bicycle or is a passenger must wear a properly fitted safety helmet. Some exemptions may apply for riding on trails that are exclusively for bicycles.

A parent may be held responsible for the child’s violation of any traffic law.

Drivers must comply with New Jersey’s Safe Passing Law, Title 39:4-92.4, when approaching a bicycle, a low-speed bicycle, or other approved conveyances.

There are additional rules for electric bicycles.

What is the value of my New Jersey bicycle accident claim?

At Ferrara & Gable, we advise clients that there are no do-overs. Once you settle a claim, you can’t renegotiate. For this reason, we work to maximize your recovery and address any future health, work, or pain and suffering issues that may arise during your lifetime.

Our Cherry Hill bicycle accident lawyers demand compensation for all your current and future:

  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages, income, and work benefits
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of function and quality of life

We file a wrongful death action if a loved one dies in a bicycle accident.

How soon do I need to file a bicycle accident claim?

Generally, the statute of limitations for bicycle accidents in New Jersey is two years from the date of the accident.

We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible so we can answer your questions, investigate how the accident happened, and review your medical needs.

Do you have a Cherry Hill bicycle accident lawyer near me?

Ferrara & Gable meets bicycle accident victims and families at our office located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There’s parking nearby. You can reach us by the Rt. 38 bus. We’ll also discuss your claim by phone or via a video consultation.

Take a deep breath. We’ve helped thousands of clients like you obtain just recoveries. We’ll guide you through each step of the claims process.

Get help now. Contact our respected South Jersey bicycle accident lawyers today

Most bicycle accident injuries are life-changing. Some are deadly. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill bicycle accident lawyers have the experience, tenacity, aggressiveness, and resources to help you hold drivers accountable and obtain the compensation you deserve. If you were injured or a loved one tragically died in a bicycle accident, call us or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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