Monmouth County Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If you were injured in a bicycle accident in Monmouth County, NJ, our team at Noonan Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC is here to fight for you. We know you may be struggling with severe and painful injuries. An experienced Monmouth County bicycle accident lawyer can help you fight to recover full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and trauma.

With over 40 years of combined experience in personal injury law, you can count on us to fight for every available dollar. In fact, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts since we started our law group back in 2007.

We’re well-prepared to use our years of experience to your advantage. Contact our law offices in Monmouth County, New Jersey, at (732) 303 7857 to schedule a free consultation with a Monmouth County bicycle attorney. 

How Noonan Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help After a Bicycle Accident in Monmouth County

How Noonan Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help After a Bicycle Accident in Monmouth County

At Noonan Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC, our Monmouth County personal injury attorneys are passionate about helping injured clients get justice. Insurance companies know how to manipulate the law so that it works in their favor. We’re here to help you level the playing field and get a fair deal in Monmouth County, NJ.

Our team is led by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Trial Lawyer who knows the law inside and out. We’re ready to handle all of the complex insurance and legal issues you may encounter during the recovery process.

When you hire our law firm, you benefit from a Monmouth County bicycle accident attorney who will:

  • Offer personal legal advice and guidance at every stage
  • Handle the investigation into the crash
  • Analyze and evaluate all available evidence as we build your personal injury case
  • File your insurance claim and handle the paperwork
  • Calculate the fair value of your injury claim
  • Use our well-honed negotiating skills to reach a fair settlement

Are you ready to learn more about representation? Call for a free consultation with a Monmouth County personal injury lawyer today.

Statistics on Bicycle Accidents in New Jersey

Cyclists have virtually no protection in a crash. Even when wearing a helmet, bike accidents tend to be severe when they involve motor vehicles.

In 2021, 961 bicyclists were killed in car accidents across the United States. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in New Jersey, 19 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2021. Another 16 cyclists lost their lives in fatal traffic accidents in 2022. One of those reported fatalities was in Monmouth County.

How Much Is My Monmouth County Bicycle Accident Case Worth?

Recovering from a serious injury will take time. Most victims soon learn that injuries are expensive to treat. If someone else caused your injuries, you shouldn’t be left to deal with the costs alone.

Unfortunately, many injury victims don’t know how much their case is worth. Insurance companies often take advantage of that. Evaluating all of the unique variables that can impact your case value is critical to getting a fair deal.

Some of the most important factors that will impact your case value include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Your out-of-pocket expenses, including medical treatment costs
  • The value of your lost wages
  • Whether you will suffer a permanent or long-term disability
  • How a long-term injury will impact your future, considering earnings and quality of life
  • The strength of your legal representation
  • Available insurance coverage

Nearly all victims must deal with an insurance company after a bike accident. Bicycle accidents tend to cause severe injuries.  

Because that means higher-dollar settlements and verdicts, expect the insurance company to work hard to avoid paying a fair settlement. That makes it especially important to have an experienced attorney on your team.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover By Filing a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit in Monmouth County?

New Jersey personal injury laws classify your “damages” based on whether they compensate for financial or non-financial losses.

Economics damages are your financial losses and might include:

  • Reimbursement for past medical bills
  • Money to cover future medical expenses, rehabilitation, and therapy
  • Lost wages during recovery
  • Reduced future earning ability
  • Property damage
  • Transportation costs
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

Non-economic damages represent your personal, non-financial losses, including:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and trauma
  • Anxiety or depression 
  • PTSD
  • Fear
  • Humiliation 
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Physical disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium

Our team will carefully evaluate your losses when we’re building your case. In the meantime, keeping detailed records and saving all receipts is important to prove the value of your economic losses. When it comes to proving your personal losses, our attorneys will work closely with you to understand how the injury has changed your life.  

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

Too often, victims don’t consult an attorney because they’re worried about costs. At Noonan Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC, we believe that all victims deserve quality legal representation–regardless of their ability to pay.

That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. Like most personal injury attorneys, we take our attorneys’ fees as a percentage of the compensation we recover for our clients. Instead of paying a flat retainer fee, you pay based on the amount of money we recover in your case.

How Can New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence Law Impact the Value of My Bicycle Accident Claim?

Every state has its own shared fault laws. Under New Jersey’s comparative negligence law, you’re only barred from recovering damages if your percentage of fault exceeds the other party’s percentage of fault.

For example, if the insurance company proves that your share of fault is 55% and the at-fault driver is 45% responsible, you cannot pursue compensation. However, if you are 45% responsible and the at-fault driver is 55% liable, you can still recover compensation. Your compensation will be reduced by 45%.   

Our Monmouth County Bicycle Accident Attorneys Will Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Our team at Noonan Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC is prepared to fight to recover compensation for all of the losses you have suffered.

Common bicycle accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Crushing injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Concussions
  • Other types of head and neck injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Seeking medical attention quickly can reduce the risk of complications. Prompt medical care also increases your odds of recovering full compensation. Your medical records, after all, will be a crucial piece of evidence to link your injuries to the accident.

What Are the Top Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Monmouth County, New Jersey?

Like most car accidents, nearly all biking accidents are preventable. They happen when people are careless, reckless, or simply not paying attention to the road.

In New Jersey, some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Distracted driving and texting while driving
  • Speeding 
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way to cyclists
  • Tailgating 
  • Aggressive driving
  • Dangerous turns
  • Failure to share the road with cyclists
  • Lack of bike lanes and other dedicated infrastructure
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Drug use
  • Hazardous road conditions and poor visibility

The state of New Jersey is focused on providing safe road conditions for bicyclists. Drivers in New Jersey are now required to leave four feet of space when they pass bicyclists on single-lane roads. If that’s not possible, they must slow down to 25 miles per hour and be prepared to stop.

Still, accidents continue to happen. If you were injured, our team is here to help determine the cause. Contact us today to schedule a free case review to get started.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Bicycle Accident in New Jersey? 

Negligence is a legal term for carelessness. Drivers are negligent when they fail to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.

You must prove the following elements to establish negligence: 

  • The defendant owed you a legal duty of care
  • They breached their duty of care
  • The breach of duty was the direct cause of the accident
  • You suffered damages (injuries, emotional trauma, financial losses, etc.)

Our lawyers in Monmouth County will conduct an independent investigation into your crash. We’ll interview witnesses, examine accident reports, search for video surveillance footage, and more. With our experienced team by your side, you can rest assured that everything possible will be done to prove your case.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for Compensation After a Bicycle Accident in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years. That means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. Once the two-year anniversary of your crash passes, you can no longer sue for damages.

Contact a Monmouth County Bicycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Hiring an experienced Monmouth County bicycle accident lawyer after a crash can be the best decision you ever make. While you recover, our team at Noonan Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC will dig deep to find out what happened. Contact us today at (732) 303 7857 to schedule a free case evaluation to learn more about your legal options in Monmouth County, New Jersey.