Biking is a favorite activity for many people. Whether you are trying to limit your carbon emissions or simply get more exercise, biking may be the way to go. Unfortunately, biking on its own can be dangerous. For example, it is possible to lose control of your bike, lose balance, etc. However, when cars are introduced to the situation, things become even more precarious. Read on to learn more about bicycle accidents in New Jersey.
How do bicycle accidents occur?
Bicycle accidents can happen for any number of reasons, however accidents are most often a result of:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Carelessness behind the wheel
- The use of electronic devices without hands-free technology
- Distracted driving
What do I do if I am injured in a bicycle accident?
If you are injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to do so, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. You can do this by taking pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. Additionally, it is important to seek medical attention immediately after the accident occurs. You should go to the hospital even if you do not feel like you have been seriously injured. This is because it is possible to sustain a serious injury even without realizing it. Another step to take is to obtain witness contacts. If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to corroborate your version of events. It is also important to contact an attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can help obtain the evidence you would not otherwise be able to access. This may include security camera footage, police reports, and more.
What is the statute of limitations?
When it comes to a personal injury claim in New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will typically mean losing the opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Do not let this happen. Reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
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