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Bicycling is widely viewed as a healthy choice for the body and for the environment. However, bike accident numbers have been steadily rising across the nation, including in Egg Harbor, and fatal accident numbers are at the highest point since the 1990s. Cyclists are highly vulnerable in a collisions with motor vehicles, even when wearing a helmet. When cyclists is struck by a car, the bike rider faces a risk of grave injuries or death. If the bike accident was caused by a negligent or reckless driver, victims may be eligible for financial compensation for the losses and expenses they incur as a result.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a preventable bicycle accident in Egg Harbor Township, Grungo Law can help. Our attorneys understand the severe physical and economic impacts that a bicycle accident can create and are here to ease your burden during this time. While you focus on recovering, let us be your voice fighting for compensation to maximize your physical recovery from the accident.
Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Proving Liability in a Bicycle Accident
New Jersey liability laws require an injury victim to prove the at-fault party was liable. If your bicycle accident occurred because of the actions of an at-fault driver, your attorney can address the legal points of liability with evidence-backed proof of the following:
- The driver owed you and others on the road a duty of care to follow traffic laws, avoid distractions, and take other reasonable measures to keep you and others on the road safe
- The driver breached this duty of care by acting in a negligent manner or by driving recklessly
- The breach directly caused your injury
- Your injury caused you to suffer real economic damages as well as other damages such as pain and suffering
Once your case meets the points of showing legal liability on the part of the person who caused your accident, an attorney from the Egg Harbor Township firm of Grungo Law can review your case to claim the maximum compensation for your damages.
What Damages Can I Claim After an Egg Harbor Township Bicycle Accident?
A bicycle accident involving a collision with a motor vehicle is almost certain to leave you with severe injuries, maybe even life-altering ones. If this is the case in your accident, you can recover damages such as the following:
- All medical costs associated with the injury
- Future medical costs if you need more treatment
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Diminished capacity for earning in the future if you’ve become disabled
- Pain and suffering
- Other appropriate non-economic damages
While it’s true that compensation for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages such as loss of pleasure in life can’t repair your injury or erase your pain, it can help you to gain access to better medical care and prevent undue financial burdens on your family.
What To Do After A Bicycle Accident
After the accident, if you are able to safely move around, you can help to maximize your chances of recovering damages by using your phone to take pictures of your injuries and the accident scene. If you are unable to, you may ask someone else to do so for you. You can also use your phone to collect the identifying information of the person at fault and any eyewitnesses at the scene before undergoing a complete medical evaluation.
The skilled accident attorneys at Grungo Law can use the information and evidence you collected from the accident scene to begin a thorough investigation of your case. This information can be used to prove liability, detail your damages, and draft a strong letter to the appropriate insurance company to seek full compensation.
Why Choose Us After a Bike Accident?
At Grungo Law, our clients are our first priority. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis and charge no fees unless we win. If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle accident in Egg Harbor Township, call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.