Lakewood, NJ – Cyclist Hit by School Bus at 8th St and Madison AveNY/NJ Legal News
Lakewood, NJ (March 25, 2022) – A bicycle rider was struck by a school bus on Thursday, March 24th in Lakewood.
According to sources, the accident took place at about 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of Madison Avenue and 8th Street.
Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the patient, who sustained a non-critical head injury, to a nearby hospital.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey
Cycling is a favorite pastime for New Jersey residents of all ages. Bicycles are a convenient and affordable method of transportation that also provides its riders with exercise and various opportunities for recreation. New Jersey has some of the highest rates of bicycle riders in the country. Sadly, this large number of cyclists means that the states’ bicycle accident rate is also one of the highest in the country.
The leading causes of New Jersey bike accidents are driver distraction, indifference towards street signs and traffic lights, and failing to yield the right of way. Due to these violations, riders who are seriously injured or killed during a traffic accident likely have grounds to file a lawsuit if the driver acted negligently. Our team of bicycle injury lawyers can help you recover your damages after a serious accident.
For an injured cyclist to have a credible claim, they have to prove that the driver was negligent. A driver is considered to have acted negligently if they breach their duty of care; their obligation to exercise reasonable precautions when engaging in an activity that could foreseeably cause harm to others.
All drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a safe manner and adhere to the rules of the road.
Lakewood Bicycle Accident Lawyers
After being involved in an accident, many victims are overcome by fear, confusion, and helplessness. In order to deal with the mental, physical, and financial consequences victims face moving forward, New Jersey provides victims with the ability to file legal claims against the at-fault parties.
These claims, filed in civil courts, enable victims to recover compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, repairs, and lost wages. When victims sustain injuries in collisions as a result of other drivers’ actions, they should contact a Lakewood bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Working with an attorney in the aftermath of your accident is your best bet at recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for your legal claim. Our team at Metro Law is well-versed in handling personal injury claims surrounding motor vehicle accidents for victims.
Our team of personal injury lawyers in Lakewood has helped numerous victims collect millions of dollars for their claims. Our knowledge of personal injury laws enables us to provide an aggressive and responsive legal representation to those in need. We stop at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position imaginable moving forward after being injured in a preventable collision in the state of New Jersey.
If you were injured in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys at (800) 469-6478 to see what legal options are available for you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.