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What to Know About Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey

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What to Know About Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey

Bicycle accidents can be very serious and have long-lasting physical, emotional and financial burdens on those who were injured. If you were injured because of another’s negligence while on your bicycle, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein, Berliner, & Shinrod, LLC today to discuss your case. Continue reading to learn more about bicycle accidents in New Jersey:

What are the common causes of bicycle accidents in New Jersey?

There are various causes of bicycle accidents in New Jersey, however, they are likely from driver negligence. Bicyclists are often rarely protected by others on the road, and this can cause severe injuries and long-lasting harmful effects. If you were seriously injured in a bicycle accident and would like to pursue legal action, it is critical that you prove that the negligence of the other party caused your harm. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents that Rubenstein, Berliner, & Shinrod, LLC have seen are:

  • Distracted driving (e.g. texting while driving)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Reckless driving (e.g. speeding)
  • Poor visibility, especially when cycling at night
  • Drowsy driving
  • Lack of a cycling lane
  • Poor weather conditions (eg. rain, snow, or ice)
  • Potholes
  • Uneven pavement
  • Slippery substances on the road

Can I recover damages after a bicycle accident?

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover damages. You can be awarded economic damages, which include lost wages, lost future wages, medical expenses, or the cost of rehabilitation. You can also recover non-economic damages that can include emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

If you were involved in a bicycle accident and have questions about your case, contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC. today to discuss your options.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim for bicycle accidents?

The state of New Jersey has implemented a deadline for which an injured party must file their personal injury claim. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, one must file a legal claim within two years from the date of their accident. If you fail to file within the New Jersey statute of limitations, you may lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Do not wait. Contact our firm today to get started on your personal injury claim.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.

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