New Jersey Bicycle Accident Attorneys
If you were injured while riding your bicycle, it most likely wasn’t your fault. Most New Jersey bicycle accidents involving cars and other motorized vehicles aren’t the bike riders’ fault. But the cyclists are the ones who seem to suffer most.Our New Jersey bicycle lawyers have experience representing people injured in all kinds of cycling accidents, including crashes between bicycles and other vehicles. If you are hurt, you want a bike accident lawyer who understands the type of injuries that happen when another vehicle hits a bicycle rider. You also want an attorney that knows how bad road conditions and other dangers can lead to injuries from a bicycle accident. That’s why you want Mayo Law on your side. Our attorneys and legal team focus on injury and accident cases, and we know how insurance companies operate. They take their time and try to settle cases cheaply, without concern for your best interest. When you hire Mayo Law, we put our legal bike accident know-how to work, and fight for your legal rights to fair compensation.From the moment you hire our law firm, an entire legal team goes to work for you on your New Jersey bicycle accident case.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
- 85 million American adults ride a bike at least occasionally.
- Head injuries account for 60% of cycling fatalities.
- Properly fitted helmets reduce the risk of head injuries by 74%-85%.
- In New Jersey, children ages 5 to 14 years old are at most risk for death and injury from a bike accident or bike crash.
- About 540,000 bicyclists visit emergency rooms with injuries every year. About 67,000 arrive with head injuries, and about 27,000 have injuries serious enough to be hospitalized.
- 1 in 8 of the cyclists with reported injuries has a traumatic brain injury. Two-thirds of bicycle accident deaths are from traumatic brain injuries.
- Bicycle crashes and injuries are under-reported because the majority of bike accident injuries are not serious enough for emergency room visits.
Bicycle Safety Tips
- Make sure your bicycle os the proper size for you, and that the seat is the proper height.
- Check all parts of the bicycle to make sure they are secure and working well.
- Ride wisely; learn and follow the rules of the road.
- Ride with traffic and obey traffic lights
- Know the traffic laws
- Use hand signals when turning
- Yield to pedestrians and other vehicles when appropriate.
- Be prepared to brake at all times.
- Never wear headphones when bike riding.
- Stay focused and alert.
- Be visible. Assume that vehicles drivers may not see you.
- Watch the road for cracks, potholes, drainage grates, etc., that could cause you to fall.
- Protect your head. Always wear a helmet. Studies have found that wearing a helmet can help reduce bicycle injuries by 85 percent. Get one that fits properly and meets one of the following safety standards:
– Canadian Standards Association standard CAN/CSA D113.2 M89
– American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard Z90.40 1984
– Snell Memorial Foundation standard B 90,B 90S, N 94, or B 95
– American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard F 1447 93 or F 1447 94