What to Know About Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey

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The Wilton Law Firm has seen more bicycle accidents than we would like. The cause of bicycle accidents is usually a direct result of a negligent driver that fails to adhere to the rules of the road. Because of this, bicyclists have been and can be seriously injured. Our firm is committed to protecting bicyclists’ rights and helping them obtain the compensation they rightfully deserve. Contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys at the Wilton Law Firm today to discuss your case.

What are the common causes of bicycle accidents in New Jersey?

Most bicycle accidents in New Jersey stem from driver negligence. If a motorist is carelessly operating their car on the same road as a biker, the chances of injuring a biker are high. The consequences of a bicycle accident can be detrimental and cause long-term injuries and financial burdens. Some of the various causes of bicycle accidents that the Wilton Law Firm has seen include:

  • 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
  • Fatigue

Can I recover damages after I have been hurt in a bicycle accident?

In most cases, the liability for a bicycle accident in New Jersey falls on a negligent motorist. If a negligent driver causes a bicycle accident, resulting in an injured biker, they may be held responsible for damages. There are two different types of damages that an injured party may recover. The first, economic damages, may include lost wages, lost future wages, medical bills, or rehabilitation costs. Non-economic damages are the other type of damages and may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and more.

If you were injured physically, emotionally, and financially as a result of a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages. Reach out to our firm today to discuss your case and your options with our seasoned personal injury attorneys.

What is the statute of limitations for bicycle accidents in New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey has imposed a deadline of two years, otherwise known as the statute of limitations for all personal injury claims. This means that you must file your bicycle accident claim within two years from the date of the accident. If you do not do this, you risk losing the opportunity to file your claim and be awarded the compensation you deserve.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.