It is unfortunate that bicyclists are often put at risk because of the negligent drivers around them. Bicycle accidents occur much too frequently and have harsh effects on those who were injured. Our firm is dedicated to protecting bicyclists’ rights and helping them obtain the compensation that they deserve. Contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys at McNerny & McAuliffe today to get started.
What are the common causes of bicycle accidents in New Jersey?
The cause of bicycle accidents is usually directly related to a negligent driver that fails to adhere to the rules of the road when driving past a biker. As a result, bicyclists can be severely injured and can carry long-term burdens with them for the rest of their lives. Some of the many causes of bicycle accidents that McNerny & McAuliffe have handled 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
Can I recover damages after I have been hurt in a bicycle accident?
Typically, the liability for a bicycle accident in New Jersey rests on the negligent motorist. If a driver is recklessly and negligently operating their vehicle causing a biker to be injured, they may be held responsible for damages. There are two different types of damages that can be recovered in a personal injury case. The first is economic damages which may include compensation for lost wages, future lost wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs. The second type of compensation is referred to as non-economic damages and includes pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident and are unsure about whether or not you can obtain compensation, it is best to retain a skilled personal injury attorney to learn more about your options.
What is the statute of limitations for bicycle accident claims in New Jersey?
The state of New Jersey imposed a deadline, otherwise known as the statute of limitations to provide an injured party with a timeframe in which they can file a personal injury claim. The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you file past the two-year mark, you will be barred from pursuing legal action and recovering the compensation that you deserve.
Personal injury claims are time pressing. Do not wait to contact an experienced legal team to get started on your case.
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