New Jersey’s many congested roads, high speeds, and convoluted traffic flows all lead to a dangerous environment for cyclists.
As more people turn to bicycles for reliable, cheap, and responsible means of transportation, or just for enjoyment, often times the local infrastructure cannot keep up, and cyclists are left traveling on roads which aren’t really designed with their safety in mind.
If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bicycle due to the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, it may be possible to recover the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries, and their resulting medical expenses, lost income, and emotional and physical pain and suffering.
At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, we have been assisting victims of bicycle accident injuries in Wayne, Paterson, Clifton, Passaic, and the greater Northeast New Jersey area for decades. Put your case in the hands of the law firm with the experience, legal skills, and hands-on approach that has led to countless successful settlements for cyclists in the local area.
Call our office today to discuss your unique needs and concerns when it comes to any kind of bicycle accident injury in a free and confidential consultation with our attorney team.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, here are a few steps that can be taken to protect both your health and the strength of any potential bicycle injury claim you may have:
Some of the most common causes of bicycles accidents causing serious injury are:
With these elements in mind, there are several controllable factors that New Jersey bikers can keep in mind to stay safe. New Jersey state law dictates that all persons under 17 years of age must wear a safety helmet (this includes roller skates, inline skates, and skateboards). This is in large part due to the fact that head injury is the leading cause of death and serious injury for cyclists, the risk of which can be mitigated by proper headgear. Additionally, keeping your bike in good condition, using reflective surface and/or lights, and obeying street laws are all great ways to stay out of harm’s way.
Safe practices do not guarantee a safe ride, however. Many times inattentive drivers or dangerous conditions can lead to a bicycle accident. It is also important to note that if a victim in a bicycle accident is partially at fault, that individual may still be able to recover compensation for their damages thanks to comparative negligence laws, as long as the injury victim is not 50% or more responsible for the accident.
Bicycle accident injuries can often result in exorbitant medical expenses, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and a loss of income due to an inability to work. However, the goal of a bicycle accident personal injury claim is to recoup precisely these types of damages for the victim.
In order for any Passaic County bicycle accident injury claim to be successful, the victim and their attorney will need to prove that either reckless actions from another party, or dangerous conditions, directly led to the accident and the resulting injuries.
By following the steps outlined in our “Recommended Next Steps” section, victims of bicycle accident injuries can not only protect their health, but also work towards building a strong and winnable personal injury claim.
At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our attorneys have 50 years of combined legal experience helping clients injured in accidents of all kinds including bicycle accidents to recover full and fair compensation in towns across Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, West Milford, Little Falls, Passaic County, and throughout New Jersey.
Our firm features many attorneys nominated to the Super Lawyers List as it relates to personal injury law, and is led by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney. With millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements already secured for our personal injury clients, our track record of success and the attentive and effective service we provide to our clients speak for themselves.
To speak with our attorney team in a free and confidential consultation regarding your bicycle accident, and your options for recovering compensation, please contact us online, or through our Clifton, NJ office at (973) 771-5259.