How do I Recover Compensation After I Was Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

Cyclists can be seen all over the state of New Jersey, especially in its more urban areas. However, if you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you are most likely now severely injured and are seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. Please read on to learn more about what our firm can do for you:

What are the most common causes of bicycle accidents?

Bicycle accidents are known to happen for several different reasons, though unfortunately the most common is driver negligence. There are various forms of driver negligence, though perhaps the most common in today’s day and age is distracted driving, and behind that, sheer impatience. When motorists text and drive, for example, they are literally taking their eyes off the road for a prolonged period of time. This is one of the most dangerous things a motorist can do. Additionally, sometimes, motorists get impatient with cyclists and try to overtake them without having sufficient room to do so, seriously injuring cyclists as a result.

Will I qualify for compensation?

To qualify for financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, and insurance companies may try and deny you the compensation you need to get back on your feet again. This is why it is always best to hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury process.

How can an attorney help me win a personal injury claim?

An experienced personal injury attorney will seek to recover security camera footage of your accident, police reports of the incident, witness statements verifying your claim, medical documents, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, and more to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations is the legally-recognized time limit for filing personal injury claims. 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 claim against a negligent motorist. If you do not file before the two-year mark, you will be denied your right to sue. However, while two years may seem like a long time, the sooner you file, the better. Do not put it off. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started. We are here to help.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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