Bicycle Accident Attorneys in West New York, NJ
Many people in New Jersey choose to get from place to place on bicycles, whether for leisure, exercise, or simply as one’s primary mode of transportation. While bicycles provide several benefits for riders, they, unfortunately, lack protection from the world around them, even though they are often forced to share the same roads. When aggressive or distracted drivers are behind the wheel, cyclists are put in danger. Bicycle accidents often result in very serious injuries and sometimes, even death. If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you must consider your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation to offset some of the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of your accident. The attorneys at Greenberg & Walden, LLC can help you explore your legal options and walk you through each step of the claims process to attain the justice you deserve. Contact our office today to learn how we can help.
Causes of NJ Bicycle Accidents
When a bicycle is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the consequences can be devastating. If you have been injured in a bike accident and wish to take legal action, you must determine how your accident was caused. This way, you can hold the appropriate parties liable for their negligence. One of the most common causes of bicycle accidents in New Jersey is driver negligence. Just a few examples of negligent driving that may result in a bicycle accident include the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
While negligence is a significant cause of many accidents, there are often situations where it is only one of the causes. Other factors that may contribute to serious bicycle accidents in New Jersey include the following:
- Poor visibility
- Lack of cycling lane
- Poor weather conditions
- Potholes or uneven pavement
- Spilled substances
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey bicycle accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation, known as “damages.” The primary goal of pursuing a personal injury claim is generally to attain justice and recover damages. In a successful bicycle accident case, you may recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can include medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and other financial burdens caused by the accident. Non-economic damages can include emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. Of course, every case is different so it is important to first consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact a Hudson County Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you may be facing a long and treacherous road to recovery. The legal team at Greenberg & Walden, LLC has over 150 years of combined experience in helping personal injury victims recover the compensation they deserve. Our team has the skill, knowledge, and experience it takes to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Contact Greenberg & Walden, LLC today to schedule a consultation.