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Bicycle Accidents Attorney in West Orange, New Jersey

People throughout the state of New Jersey enjoy riding bicycles as a mode of transportation, for exercise, and as a leisurely activity. No matter the reason for riding a bicycle, it is important that cyclists stay alert as they are often forced to share the busy roads of New Jersey with drivers in motor vehicles. Unfortunately, accidents between motor vehicles and bicycles happen far too often, typically leaving the cyclist with serious injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey bicycle accident, it is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens. The legal team at Brown Law, LLC has over 30 years of experience helping clients recover the compensation they deserve. If you need a legal team that is committed to fighting for you, contact Brown Law, LLC today to learn how we can help.

Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents are very serious and are often the result of driver negligence. Unfortunately, bicyclists are offered little protection from the world around them and may be lucky if they are even wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. These accidents often have devastating consequences for the bicyclist, many times leaving them with lifelong health issues, emotional scars, and financial stressors. A bicyclist who was injured in an accident may wish to take legal action against the driver that hit them. The critical part of any personal injury case is that the injured party is required to prove that the negligence of the other party caused them to become seriously injured. Some of the many causes of bicycle accidents that our firm has seen include the following:

  • 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

  • Uneven pavement

  • Poor visibility

  • No cycling lane

  • Weather conditions

  • Spilled substances

  • Cracked cement or potholes

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Recovering Compensation After an Accident

If you were seriously injured in a New Jersey bicycle accident, it is important that you take your legal options into consideration, as you may be entitled to significant compensation. The compensation you recover in a personal injury case is referred to as damages. There are two types of damages: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages can include your medical expenses, the cost of rehabilitation, the need to hire in-home care, lost wages, and any other out-of-pocket expenses. Noneconomic damages may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and any other non-financial burden that was caused by the accident. It is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney who has what it takes to help you recover a maximum compensation award.

Contact an Essex County Accident Attorney

If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey bicycle accident, you may find that you are unable to go about your life in the same ways you once did. The physical, emotional, and financial ramifications of being seriously injured can take a massive toll on your life. At Brown Law, LLC, we are here to help. Our firm has years of experience representing accident victims across New Jersey and has recovered tens of millions of dollars for our personal injury clients. If you need a legal team that will help you get the justice you deserve, contact Brown Law, LLC today.