Riding a bicycle is one of the most healthy, cost-effective means of transportation, especially if you are someone who lives in the more urban areas of New Jersey. However, if you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you are most likely now severely injured and are seeking compensation as a result. Please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward:
What are the most common causes of bicycle accidents?
Bicycle accidents can be caused by several outside factors, including poor weather conditions, such as heavy rain, black ice, or snow, defective bicycle parts, defective car parts, or, in some cases, even poor road conditions, like potholes or negligent road design. Unfortunately, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is often the most preventable–driver negligence. Texting and driving, driving under the influence, or driving while fatigued are some of the most common types of driver negligence.
How do I sue someone for my injuries?
To win a personal injury lawsuit, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, this is usually easier said than done, which is why it is so crucial you hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. Our firm knows how to recover security camera footage of accidents, pictures of the safety hazard or the accident’s aftermath, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, witness statements confirming your claim, and more. If you want experienced legal counsel on your side, look no further–we are ready to tirelessly fight for your rights.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable window of time that you have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. While this may seem like a lot of time, the sooner you file, the better. It is never good to put filing off. Our firm is ready to help you begin the claims process so you can receive the financial compensation you need to have a speedy recovery. If you wait past the two-year mark, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Reach out to our firm today.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.