If you were injured in a bicycle accident as the result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Lutz Injury Law today to speak with an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney. Our legal team is committed to winning you the compensation you deserve.
What can cause a bicycle accident in New Jersey?
There are a variety of factors that can cause a bicycle accident, however, most of the time, they are caused by the recklessness or negligence of another. To seek compensation for a bicycle accident claim, the injured party must first determine the initial cause of the accident and then must prove negligence on the party that injured them. Some of the many causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Poor Visibility
- Lack of a cycle lane
- Poor weather conditions
- Potholes or uneven and cracked pavement
- Slippery substances
If you were injured in a bicycle accident as a result of one of these or other conditions, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Lutz Injury Law today to speak with a legal professional about your case.
What should I do if I am injured in a bicycle accident?
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to follow these steps if you are able:
- Speak with the police and have an ambulance dispatched to ensure your injuries are looked at.
- Avoid contact with the driver as much as possible and say little words.
- Ask nearby witnesses for their contact information. Witness testimony is very valuable.
- Take photos of the accident and make sure to record a video of the damage to you and the bicycle.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey for personal injury claims is two years. If you fail to file your claim within the two-year statute, you risk not being able to recover damages for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you face.
Personal injury claims are a pressing issue. If you would like to file a claim, contact our personal injury attorneys to ensure you are filing promptly.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW JERSEY FIRM
If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!