Thousands of bicyclists in New Jersey suffer personal injuries. In many of these cases, it is because of careless drivers; indeed, many still do not fully understand how to share the road with other vehicles, let alone cyclists.
Our car accident attorneys have years of experience advocating for the rights of people injured in accidents. If you find yourself in this situation, you can find out what legal options are at your disposal today. We provide aggressive legal representation and excellent client service to victims of bicycle accidents in NJ.
Any injury victim considering taking legal action can consult with us for free. We will analyze your case and explain the options in a free consultation even if you aren't sure if you have the right to sue.
Injuries that result from bicycle accidents are not uncommon, but proving someone's negligence caused them directly can be challenging. Nevertheless, it's important to remember that in addition to being responsible for their own actions, New Jersey drivers also have an obligation to spot potential collisions and avoid them as much as possible.
New Jersey law defines bicycles as vehicles. If a bicycle and automobile crash, all things being equal, the driver of the car is often expected to exercise more caution.
When determining who is responsible for a bicycle accident, it is necessary to consider the level of intent required to avoid the accident. This is achieved by first determining whether there was a duty to act responsibly (i.e., not cause an accident) and then determining whether the cyclist or driver failed to do so.
Under New Jersey law, liability can only be established when the injured party can demonstrate that a duty of reasonable care was owed. To keep the cyclist (or any other vehicle on the road) safe, drivers have a duty of reasonable care to operate their vehicles in accordance with the law and avoid collisions.
Most of the time, a driver must have violated their duty of reasonable care to a cyclist in order to be held liable for the accident. A driver breaches this duty when they act improperly or fail to act; such actions can include failing to follow traffic laws and yielding right of way.
In the case of an accident involving a driver who was driving at the speed limit, had excellent visibility, and had the right of way at an intersection, that driver would probably not be held liable for the cyclist's injuries.
Bicycle accidents can be complex and involve a variety of issues, so you may have a lot of questions at this time. How do I start? Which bicycle accident lawyer should I hire? What would be the most efficient person to contact - an attorney or another legal professional?
Start by finding out what caused the accident: maybe the driver was at fault or maybe the bike broke down mechanically. You can then determine whether another cyclist may have been involved and if anyone witnessed the incident.
If you have questions about your right to compensation following a bicycle accident, please do not hesitate to contact Garden State Justice Group for a personal injury consultation. As an experienced New Jersey bicycle accident law firm, we can guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit; we can also advise you on factors to consider when determining a bicycle accident settlement.
Victims of bicycle accidents can file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensation for medical costs and other damages. The following are some of the things involved in the process:
Bicycle accidents can result in very complex personal injury claims, even though they may seem straightforward on paper. This is due to the fact that there are numerous laws which can determine who is responsible for the accident and who is responsible for compensating the victim.
When assessing the value of a bike accident claim, the following factors are taken into consideration:
It is possible that there are additional factors specific to your claim that can affect its value. Contact our team now for a free case review, and learn all about the factors that can strengthen your claim for compensation.