Bicycles are one of the best forms of transportation in terms of well-being; both physically and financially. However, when cyclists are involved in accidents, they are very often critically injured as a result. If you find yourself in this terrible situation, you must read on to learn more about your potential legal options going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What can cause a bicycle accident?
There are several potential causes of bike accidents. Inclement weather conditions, poor road conditions, defective bike or auto parts, or even a negligent road design all contribute to the big picture of bike accidents. However, the most common cause of these accidents is driver negligence. Today, the most common forms of driver negligence are texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while drowsy, and excessively speeding. If you were injured at the hands of a negligent driver, you are most likely seeking compensation to help you on your road to recovery.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation?
To qualify for financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. While this may sound fairly easy, especially if you have footage of the accident, it is not always so. Insurance companies will do whatever they can to deny you the compensation you truly need, so you must hire a competent attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process.
How can an attorney help me win compensation?
Attorneys are trained in finding, gathering, and ultimately presenting evidence. That means that our experienced firm can help you recover security camera footage of your accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents, pictures of the accident or its aftermath, eyewitness statements, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. Those who wait past the two-year mark will most likely be barred from suing. The sooner you get the claims process started, the better. Our firm is here to help.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq.today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.