Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a significant increase in bicycle riding throughout the state of New Jersey. With more people working from home and with gyms and other means of exercise unavailable, more and more residents have taken to bicycling. Combined with the risks associated with mass transit, bicycling has become a more common form of transportation. It’s actually very difficult to buy a bicycle in New Jersey due to the recent spike in demand.
New Jersey is one of the most densely populated states in the U.S. and some of its roadways are not well suited for bicycle safety. As such an increase in bicycle-related accidents has been seen. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own you may wish to seek compensation for your injuries.
Getting Help For Your Bicycle Injuries
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident in New Jersey you likely have questions around the responsibility for costs associated with your medical bills, your ability to work, and possible long-term impacts from your accident.
Contacting a personal injury attorney can help you better understand your rights and understand what legal options are available under New Jersey law. If a lawsuit is warranted they can also assist you through the entire process from filing the right paperwork and negotiating with insurance companies and other third parties. They will also work to gather details surrounding your accident, such as statements from witnesses, reviewing any footage of the accident, and your medical records to help you understand your options.
The Reinartz Law firm offers a free consultation and if they accept your case, they work on a contingency basis meaning you pay nothing out of pocket until your case is resolved.
Do I Have a Case?
If you are the victim of a bicycle accident there are elements that must exist for you to pursue compensation through an injury claim. An injury lawyer can help you determine if these elements exist and what options are available. Typically the following factors determine whether you have a viable claim:
- Duty of Care – This exists when the driver or party that caused your injury had a legal obligation to act in a manner ensuring your safety and/or preventing you from harm.
- Breach of Duty – The individual who caused your injuries breached the duty of care by failing to act in a reasonable manner.
- Causation – The breach of the duty of care directly caused the accident in question.
- Damages – You were injured during the accident and suffered measurable damages. These damages refer to pain, suffering and the like, as well as financial losses through medical bills or lost wages.
If these elements exist, you may be eligible for compensation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident in New Jersey you should speak with a lawyer. They can help determine your options and discuss the specific details of your case during a free consultation.
At The Reinartz Law Firm, we have experience with all types of personal injury cases and are available to speak with you about your case.