Aretsky Law Group, P.C. congratulates partner, Eric J. Aretsky, Esq. for being selected by his peers as a 2019 Bergen Top Personal Injury Lawyer as seen in 201 Magazine June 2019. Mr. Aretsky is devoted to fighting for the monetary compensation that accident victims deserve for their injuries.
New Jersey may get a bad rap on some issues. But it appears that at least on divorce and bicycle accident related fatalities, we can take a bow. For all the fuss about Jersey Shore, our fine state has the lowest divorce rate in the nation. Now we see that bicycle deaths are super low at less than 2 per million population per year. In fact, in 2011, the last year that national statistics are available, New Jersey experienced only 17 such deaths.
U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show that on average more than 800 bicyclists die and 70,000 are injured in motor vehicle-related crashes. The good news is that the trend is down with only 618 deaths and 52,000 injuries in 2010. There does not seem to be good data regarding how many of these accidents involve a motor vehicle.
More than one-third of all bicycle fatalities involve riders 5 to 20 years old, and 41 percent of nonfatal injuries occur to children under the age of 15.