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Make New Jersey Streets Safer by Sharing the Road

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country. That means our roads are always jammed up with all types of vehicles and traffic. Unfortunately, drivers of cars tend to forget that there are other types of vehicles on the road. Bicyclists and motorcycle riders face the greatest dangers from drivers who aren’t looking out for them. Drivers in cars are also at risk of causing accidents with trucks when they don’t properly share the road. While bike riders and motorcyclists can also take steps to prevent accidents, they can’t stop a car from hitting them. The more drivers understand about other types of vehicles, the better they will be able to share the road with them.

There were 81 fatal crashes involving motorcycles in New Jersey in 2012 and 57 in 2013. More than two-thirds of motorcycle wrecks involving multiple vehicles occur when the driver of another vehicle does not see the motorcycle. The majority of New Jersey motorcycle wrecks involving a car or truck happen at intersections. Drivers should always be on the lookout for motorcycles. It is important to always check mirrors before making a turn or changing lanes. Bikes can be harder to see in heavy traffic, so it is important to always be on the lookout. Never tailgate a motorcycle rider, as they require much less time than cars to stop.

Bicycles also travel New Jerseys roadways, trails and sidewalks. Both children and adults ride bikes, but the majority of cyclist deaths involve adults. In 2012, 14 bike riders died in New Jersey accidents, and 11 of those bicyclists were over 20 years old. Drivers can help reduce the number of accidents by staying on the lookout for bikes, especially in neighborhoods. Drivers should respect bike lanes and leave at least four feet of room between their car and any bicycle they intend to pass.

Large trucks travel on many New Jersey roads and highways. Understanding how to share the road with them makes driving safer for everyone. It is important to know that trucks have large blind spots. It is generally difficult for truckers to see vehicles on their right side. For that reason, you should always overtake on the left when you need to pass a truck. Trucks also stop more slowly than cars. It is important to never cut them off, because they may not be able to prevent rear-ending you.

The car accident lawyers at Seigel Law encourage all motorists to educate themselves on motorcycle, bicycle and truck safety. By staying aware and sharing the road, you can make New Jersey safer for everyone. If you have been hurt in a car accident, bike collision, motorcycle crash or truck wreck, we can help. Call our Ridgewood office at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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  • By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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  • By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients

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Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court

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We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours

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  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

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