Bicycle Accidents

Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren County Bicyclist Accident Attorney

Hunterdon, Warren & Somerset County Cyclist Injury Lawyer

Bikes are slower, smaller, and harder to see than automobiles. Yet, bicyclists are often required to share the same lanes of travel as cars and trucks. When those same cars and trucks don't look out for bikes on the road, they can cause serious accidents and serious injuries to cyclists.

If you were hit by a car while riding your bike in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. At the Murgatroyd Law Group, we have dedicated more than two decades of our legal careers to representing the rights of injured victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Flemington bicyclist accident lawyer.

Cyclist Injuries

Bicyclist accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, injuries to limbs, and even wrongful death.

These injuries are often caused by car or truck drivers' negligent or inattentive actions. Drivers fail to look for pedestrians and bicyclists before turning and will turn in front of, or into, them. They fail to yield for bikes, often causing bicyclists to stop too abruptly and shoot over their handlebars. They even fail to notice bikes in designated bike lanes.

When a driver's negligence causes a bike accident, he or she should be held accountable for the injuries that they cause.

A Note on Bicycle Safety Laws

Bicyclists have certain responsibilities for operating their bikes on public streets. They should:

  • Stay on the same side of the road as the flow of traffic
  • Wear a helmet and use reflective materials
  • Follow all traffic laws, including stopping at stop signs

If you did not follow bicycle laws and your actions/inactions may have contributed to your bicycle accident, the insurance companies will likely use your actions/inactions as a defense, possibly minimizing or even eliminating your recovery.

Contact an Experienced Bike Accident Attorney

Anthony J. Murgatroyd is a well-respected New Jersey trial attorney. His list of accomplishments include:

  • Board Certification as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Former Hunterdon County Bar President
  • Published author on trial advocacy and auto claims
  • Former in-house counsel for a major insurance company

To put this experience on your side, please contact our law firm. We offer a free initial consultation and can travel to you if your injuries prevent you from visiting our office.