Biking is a fun activity, but it can be more dangerous than you may realize. Read on to learn more about bicycle accidents in New Jersey.
How do bicycle accidents occur?
Bicycle accidents can occur for any number of reasons. However, the most common accidents are a result of:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Carelessness behind the wheel
- The use of electronic devices without hands-free technology
- Distracted driving
When bicycles share the road with motorists, serious accidents can occur. Most bike accidents are a result of driver negligence. When it comes to driver accidents, the “driver,” can be the bicyclist or the motorist.
What is the statute of limitations?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. This means that failing to file your claim within two years will likely mean forfeiting your opportunity to take legal action, therefore losing the chance to recover the compensation you need and deserve to heal.
Can I recover compensation after a bike accident?
If you are injured in a bicycle accident, you may face serious burdens. For example, an injury can lead to expensive hospital bills, lost wages, and more. Additionally, you may face pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. If your accident was due to another party’s negligence, you may deserve compensation to help alleviate the burdens you now face. In order to recover the compensation you need and deserve to heal, it is important to hold the negligent party responsible. To do this, it is important to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. You should also seek medical attention right away. This can provide you with the medical attention you need, while simaltaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Additionally, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney. A skilled attorney can help you recover further proof of negligence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to help. We will advocate for you every step of the way. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can begin building your case.
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To learn more about how we can help you after sustaining an injury due to no fault of your own, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.