File Biking Injury Claims With Experienced Cyclist

BikeBelieve it or not, the warm weather is approaching us soon, which means more bicyclists will be out and about on New Jersey roads.  While cycling on the streets, accidents can occur due to the negligence of others, regardless of how safely you are operating your bike.  In 2011, the U.S. saw a total of 667 deaths of bicycle riders due to collisions with motor vehicles – and a significant amount of biking injury claims in court.  If you are hurt in a bike accident in New Jersey, it’s important that you consult with a New Jersey bike accident attorney to find out your legal options and get compensation for your injuries.

Attorney and Experienced Cyclist

Timothy L. Horn, Esquire, attorney at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. has been a triathlete and multisport athlete for over 15 years, having competed in various triathlons and duathlons throughout New Jersey and beyond.  Mr. Horn has competed internationally as a member of the USA Triathlon Age-Group World Championship Duathlon Team on three occasions, having raced in France, Austria, and Australia.

Mr. Horn is a life-long resident of the Jersey Shore and has spent countless hours riding the roads of Ocean County and Monmouth County.  Mr. Horn routinely completes training rides in excess of 50 miles on the weekends.

The summer prior to starting law school Mr. Horn commuted by bicycle more than 30 miles each way from his home in Brick, New Jersey to his job as a camp counselor in Millstone, New Jersey.  Mr. Horn continued to train for duathlons in the Camden County, NJ and the Philadelphia, PA area while attending Rutgers School of Law-Camden.  During his clerkship at the New Jersey Superior Court in Ocean County, Mr. Horn commuted to the courthouse on his bicycle 3-4 times a week.

Currently, Mr. Horn is training for Challenge Atlantic City, a full triathlon race, consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run which will take place on June 29, 2014.

Seek Out a NJ Bike Accident Attorney Who Can Relate to Your Injuries

Mr. Horn understands the pain and aggravation of being involved in a motor vehicle accident as a cyclist, having been in two biking accidents during his many years of riding.  The first accident happening in Lavallette, New Jersey when an elderly driver abruptly pulled into a parking spot on Route 35 not seeing or yielding to the cyclist riding on the shoulder of the road.  The second bike accident occurring in Cherry Hill, New Jersey when the driver of the motor vehicle again did not see or yield to the cyclist when making a right turn. Thankfully, both of these accidents resulted in only road rash injuries.

Review Your NJ Bike Accident in a Free Consultation

In many motor vehicle crashes involving cyclists, the driver of the motor vehicle is clearly at fault due to their inattentiveness behind the wheel and their lack of knowledge in dealing with cyclists on the road.  As a cyclist in New Jersey, it’s important that you know the rules of sharing the road with motor vehicles. The New Jersey Bicycling Manual is a good reference for these guidelines.

Other factors to consider related to biking injury claims may include the following:

  • the design of the bicycle
  • the maintenance of the bicycle
  • the condition of the roads, paths or trails when cycling
  • the conduct of other cyclists during group rides or races
  • the safety procedures and protocols followed by cycling and triathlon race organizers

Injured in a NJ Bike Accident?

Please contact Timothy L. Horn, Esq. and the personal injury attorneys of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. if you or a family member have suffered a bicycle accident injury in New Jersey by calling (732) 965-3350 today.