To learn about the increased risks of injuries to bicyclists compared to operators of other types of vehicles, one should review New Jersey’s strict rules on how, where, and when a person may be bike riding. It is also advisable to seek legal advice on these matters from a skilled bicycle accident attorney. Preventing Camden County bicycle accidents could involve reading the rules about using lights, making sure your brakes are working, and wearing protective head gear. Injuries sustained in a bicycle accident are typically much more severe for a cyclist compared to someone in a vehicle.
Severe conditions like torrential downpours can make it impossible for a bicyclist to see. It also makes it difficult for motor vehicle operators to see a biker on the side of the road. Limited sight is a leading cause of bicycle accidents in Camden County. Bad weather such as snow and rain affects a bicyclist’s ability to see and makes it difficult for drivers to see as well. Rain and snow make the roadways very slippery for cars and bicycles. A bicycle may slip, and the rider could lose control and veer in front of a vehicle.
When a bicycle is someone’s only form of transportation, riding in the snow may be a necessity. Black ice is especially dangerous because it is hard to see. A bicycle may slip in front of a vehicle and get in an accident. Vehicles hitting black ice or snow could swerve into vulnerable bike riders.
When severe weather conditions exist, a cyclist can prevent Camden County bicycle accidents by not going out on the road. Many buses accommodate bike riders, so that could be a safer alterative.
When someone chooses to ride a bicycle in poor weather conditions, a negligent driver who causes an accident may allege that the bike rider is partially liable for their own injuries. Because Camden County courts use comparative fault, the defense attorney could argue that the injured cyclist knew it was dangerous outside but went out anyway. They could present that argument in front of a jury and ask them to find the bike rider partially responsible for their own damages. If they are found at fault, their assigned percentage of blame would be deducted from their compensatory award.
In the eyes of the law, bicyclists are held to the same standard as any other motor vehicle driver. They must obey all of the rules. If they violate a traffic law, they could be found negligent for any injuries suffered in a subsequent collision. Comparative fault plays an important role in these cases because cyclists are just as responsible for preventing Camden County bicycle accidents as drivers are. Even though New Jersey law does not require a person over the age of 17 to wear a helmet on local roadways, a biker who does not wear protective head gear could be found liable for inscreasing his or her own risk of injury.
A skilled attorney would first establish how the accident occurred and identify the damages. He or she would look at the weather and the reason the person was out on their bike. The lawyer determines whether any substances were involved, whether the person was riding the bike intoxicated, and whether the driver was intoxicated. Bike collision attorneys look for who is at fault for the accident and injuries. For more information on preventing Camden County bicycle accidents, get in touch with our firm today.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
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This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
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I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.