Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey
Recovering Compensation for Bicycle Accident Injuries in New Jersey
New Jersey is a very populous state, and there are a lot of bicyclists on the road. Because of that, most drivers of cars are accustomed to safely respecting the bicyclists' rights. And most bicyclists are committed to obeying the rules of the road. However, there are exceptions.
A dangerous, inattentive driver can cause a bike crash that leads to life-changing, life-threatening or life-ending injuries. If you were injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of another, an experienced attorney can help you recover the compensation you need.
My name is Francis M. Smith, and I'm a lawyer with over 30 years of experience in personal injury law. I can help you efficiently negotiate a fair settlement that truly compensates you for your injuries. Find out more--schedule a free consultation by calling 908-233-5800 or just contact my firm online today. I represent injured bikers throughout Sussex County, Union County, Morris County and Hunterdon County.
Bicyclists Have the Same Rights as Pedestrians and Cars
As a bicyclist, you have the right to be on the road like any other automobile, plus you have many of the additional rights of pedestrians. For example, cars must yield you the right of way in, say, an uncontrolled intersection.
If you're involved in a bicycle accident with an auto, your medical bills will be covered by your own auto insurance company. Your auto insurance policy will also provide pain and suffering compensation if you were struck by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, subject to proofs dictated by your policy of insurance. This is why you need an experienced attorney helping you.
Handling Injuries of All Kinds – Including Child Injuries
Since a bicycle affords its rider so little protection, there is no limit to the kind of injuries and damages that can follow from a cycle accident. Additionally, many bicycle accidents involve children. Since children's injuries can interfere dramatically with the developmental process, these cases need extra care. In my practice, I handle all kinds of injuries, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Injuries That Cause Disabilities
- Herniated Discs
- Child Head Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Joint Injuries
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, I can help you recover the compensation you'll need to pay medical bills and live a comfortable, secure future. For a free consultation, call 908-233-5800 or contact my office online today.