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Bike-Vehicle Collision Lawyers in South Jersey

Skilled New Jersey Lawyers Vigorously Fight for Clients Injured in Bicycle-Vehicle Collisions

Bike-vehicle collisions can be caused by any number of circumstances, but the unfortunate fact is that they are often caused by a careless driver’s negligent actions. Many drivers on the road are simply not paying attention to pedestrian or bicycle traffic at all and may be oblivious to the severe injuries that can be caused when a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle. Because bicyclists are not protected by the tons of metal and safety equipment that is available to drivers of motor vehicles, their injuries tend to be significantly more serious than those that would result from a traditional car accident.

Unfortunately, accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles are on the rise throughout the country and New Jersey—according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, over 494,000 bicyclists sought medical treatment for injuries after bike-vehicle collisions in 2013 alone. In fact, reports show that bicycle fatalities rose more than 12 percent in 2015, and these fatal accidents have steadily continued to increase. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a bike-vehicle collision in Camden County, Gloucester County or anywhere else in Southern New Jersey, contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C. today.

Common Causes of Bike-Vehicle Collisions in Cherry Hill, NJ

Although bike-vehicle collisions can be caused by any number of circumstances, driver negligence is commonly the cause or a contributing factor. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center conducted a study that found bike-vehicle collisions are commonly caused by:

Driver distraction or even aggressive driving can play a significant role in these accidents, and it is important for cyclists to know what to do following a bike-vehicle collision.

Action Steps After a Bike-Vehicle Collision

After being involved in a bike-vehicle collision, you may feel shaken and disoriented even if you were not seriously injured. It is important to remain calm and try to keep the following action steps in mind after the accident:

Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Andres & Berger, P.C. are Dedicated to Holding Negligent Drivers Financially Responsible

Taking your bicycle out for a ride, whether for exercise or an environmentally-friendly form of transportation, should not be a dangerous or even deadly endeavor. At The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C., we work tirelessly to make sure that negligent drivers who have caused dangerous bike-vehicle collisions are held financially responsible for their carelessness. Most bike-vehicle collisions are entirely preventable, and we believe that by holding negligent drivers responsible to the fullest extent of the law, we can help reduce the occurrence of these serious accidents throughout New Jersey.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With Our Committed Team of Personal Injury Lawyers Today

At The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C., we take cases involving collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles extremely seriously. We provide a free initial consultation so that we can discuss and evaluate your case at no financial risk to you. Our lawyers can be reached over the phone or by filling out this online form. We are centrally located at 264 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

FAQ: Who will pay for my expenses if I have been injured in a bike-vehicle collision caused by a negligent driver?

Under New Jersey’s no-fault insurance law, if you have car insurance, you can first pursue a claim with your own insurance company even if you were riding a bike at the time of the accident. You can also make a claim against a car insurance policy maintained by relative who lives in your household. If you do not have car insurance, or if the insurance limits are insufficient to cover your expenses, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you discover other potential avenues for recovering compensation from the driver whose careless actions caused the accident.

FAQ: How can a personal injury lawyer help me recover compensation for my injuries after a bike-vehicle collision?

Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers will analyze and evaluate all of the available evidence after your accident. We will interview witnesses, retain expert witnesses, evaluate the scene of the accident and examine all of your medical records to build a strong case to recover compensation from the negligent or reckless driver if at all possible in your case. We are experienced in negotiating with insurance adjusters who may initially offer you an unreasonably low settlement package and can fight to maximize the compensation that you receive.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Mr. Andres is reliable, honest, driven, knowledgeable, compassionate and highly respected among colleagues and medical professionals. He stands by his word and can be trusted. He and Gail have fought for me during times when I wasn’t strong enough to fight for myself. The Andres & Berger law firm understands Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Mr. Andres thank you for your support and guidance over the years. I consider you my fierce, tenacious attorney and dear friend.

Mike V.

Mike Berger of Andres & Berger handled my case over a six year period. He and the team examined every detail to get the best outcome. They were honest, candid and communicative throughout the whole process. It was a long ordeal but could not have been handled more professionally. I highly recommend.

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I just want to say thank you for what you have done for me and my family throughout the years. You made us feel like family, not just clients. You were always very detailed when it came to our cases and tried everything in your power to get us all the help we needed.

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Our family appreciated your unfailing attention to detail. There were last minute snags, we seldom worried that something would fall through the cracks, but you anticipated every contingency. Your firm demonstrated a veracity for the truth, a strong work ethic and overall impeccable character in dealing with our case.

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