New Jersey Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Compensation for Bike Accident Injuries
With gas at an all-time high, more people than ever are opting for the planet and pocketbook-friendly convenience of cycling. Unfortunately, drivers do not always understand how to properly share the road with cyclists, and bicycle accidents can result. Over 50,000 injuries result annually from these types of accidents, and the size differential between a bicycle and a motor vehicle results in severe, life-changing injuries…or even death.
Bike Accident Statistics
A study conducted by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center found six common causes of bicycle crashes. When the bike and car were parallel to one another, crashes were caused by the motorist turning into the bicycle’s path, the car overtaking the cyclist, or the bike turning into the car’s path (by far the smallest percentage of crashes). When the bike and car were on crossing paths, crashes were most commonly caused by motorists failing to yield right-of-way at intersections, or, bicyclists failing to yield right-of-way at intersections or mid-block locations. More bike crashes happen in urban than rural areas, with 57% of bicycle-related fatalities occurring on major, more heavily traveled, roads. Uneducated drivers are thought to one of the greatest causative factors of bicycle accidents.
If you are injured in a bicycle accident in New Jersey, seek medical treatment immediately, and, if possible, collect information, from the associated drivers and witnesses.
Contact Our NJ Bicycle Accident Attorneys Today
If you are injured in a bike accident, you need your own legal representation. You need an experienced, aggressive, and qualified attorney.
Blume Forte has devoted its legal practice to personal injury representation, garnering more million-dollar settlements than any other New Jersey law firm. We are qualified and have the resources to pursue a case for injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. If fact, Blume Forte through its representation of victims, has helped to redesign some industry standards with regard to safety equipment and lights on bicycles. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident call Blume Forte at 973-845-4421 for a free and confidential case consultation with a skilled NJ car accident attorney.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Bicycle Accidents
The attorneys at Blume Forte work on a contingency basis. This means we only get paid if we win your case. The fee will be a fixed percentage of whatever is awarded to you at the end of the trial. We also offer a free consultation where we can discuss any other fees and costs associated with hiring a lawyer.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident always contact the police and wait for them to arrive at the scene. Collect the contact information of the other people involved in the accident and witnesses. Document the scene of the accident with photos and videos. It is very important to seek medical attention because some injuries might not be apparent directly after the accident. Lastly, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.
There are many factors that affect how much your case will be worth. Different kinds of damages result in different amounts awarded. The severity of your injuries and the actions of the negligent party will largely influence your case. Some other common damages include:
– loss of wages
– emotional and mental distress
– hospital bills
– loss of future earnings
– pain and suffering
A knowledgeable lawyer will be able to give the best estimate for your case. Contact a Blume Forte personal injury attorney to discuss possible compensation.