Can Bicyclists Sue if Injured in an Accident?

If you have been involved in a bicycle crash, you are most likely now severely injured. To learn more about recovering financial compensation to help you on your way to recovery, please continue reading:

How are bicycle accidents caused?

  • Right side accidents: Sometimes, cyclists are hooked by a car turning right at an intersection if they are positioned to the right of the car.Dooring accidents: Some cyclists are so unlucky to have a motorist open their
  • car door in the cyclist’s path. All motorists are responsible for checking before opening their doors, so if you are injured in this way, you will most likely be able to hold the motorist responsible.
  • Rear-end accidents: Generally, rear-end accidents will occur when a motorist is tailing a cyclist too closely. Just as cars are responsible for stay three car lengths away from the vehicle in front, they must also always give cyclists plenty of room as well. Rear-end accidents usually happen either art stop signs or when a cyclist is moving left around parked cars.
  • Side-swiping accidents: Sometimes, there is not a wide enough shoulder for a cyclist, so he or she will ride slightly left of the shoulder, not allowing vehicles sufficient space to overtake the cyclist. Unfortunately, sometimes motorists will get impatient and try to do so anyway, causing often-brutal accidents.

Do I qualify for financial compensation?

To win compensation in any personal injury claim, you will have to first satisfy the burden of proof. Essentially, this means you will have to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is sometimes easier said than done, which is why you will need to hire experienced legal counsel to fight for your rights.

How can an attorney prove a personal injury claim?

An attorney will use various types of evidence, including pictures or videos of the accident as it happened, witness statements confirming your claim, medical documentation regarding the injuries you’ve sustained, police reports of the accident, and more.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the negligent party. Do not wait. If you do not file your claim within two years, you will be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to act.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.