Bicyclists and pedestrians in communities throughout New Jersey are afforded protections under our state’s traffic laws. Cars are required to yield to people entering a crosswalk or legally crossing at an intersection. Bikes are afforded the same rights on the road as any motor vehicle driver. Yet in a typical year, more than 150 pedestrians and bikers are killed by drivers who fail to yield the right of way or who simply do not exercise enough caution when driving near them.
If you or a member of your family suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident while riding a bike or walking in a community in New Jersey, call the NJ personal injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, we provide aggressive, effective legal representation for people injured in bike and pedestrian accidents throughout New Jersey.
Many bike and pedestrian accidents become hit-and-run cases because the biker or pedestrian does not have insurance and the car driver does not know what to do at the scene. Because there is no auto damage to worry about, the car driver often takes off as soon as he or she sees that the biker or pedestrian is up and walking around without serious injury. The injured person may not know the extent of the injuries, but can no longer locate the driver. There may be options for filing a claim against your own tort insurance, homeowners insurance or the insurance of the owner of the property on which the accident occurred. Our NJ injury lawyers have experience helping people find other avenues for financial compensation when the liable party is not found or does not carry sufficient personal injury insurance.
From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our lawyers advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. From wherever you are, call our office at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer at an office nearest to you.