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Injured In An Accident in New Jersey? Contact Simonson Goodman Platzer PC

New Jersey Bicycle Accident Attorney

Helping Injured Cyclists Recover from Negligent Motorists

Bicycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries to the head, neck, and spine. When these collisions are caused by negligent drivers, injured cyclists may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we are committed to helping victims of negligence obtain the justice and compensation they are owed. Our team of New Jersey bicycle accident lawyers has decades of combined experience and a proven track record of success. We have recovered millions of dollars for injured cyclists and their families, and we are prepared to fight for you.

For a free, confidential consultation, call (800) 817-5029 or contact us online.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents

Motorists must safely share the road with bicyclists. When they breach this duty, they can be held liable for any resulting damages. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to exercise the necessary level of care when driving near bicyclists. This can lead to devastating crashes and severe injuries.

Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Dooring
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Aggressive driving

What Are the Most Common Bike Accident Injuries?

Bicycle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, many of which are severe and life-altering. Even when a cyclist is wearing a helmet and other protective gear, they are still at risk of suffering serious and debilitating injuries in a crash.

Some of the most common bike accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Road rash
  • Facial injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Psychological trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Wrongful death

Some bike accident injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, may not be immediately apparent. It is important to seek medical attention after any type of bike accident, even if you do not believe you were seriously injured.

How Can a Lawyer Help with My Bicycle Accident Case?

After a bicycle accident, you may be wondering whether you need to hire an attorney. While you are not legally required to have a lawyer represent you after a bike crash, it is almost always in your best interest to do so. An attorney can handle every aspect of your case, from dealing with the insurance company to filing a lawsuit, so you can focus on your recovery.

Here are just a few of the ways a lawyer can help with your bicycle accident claim:

  • Investigating the accident: Your attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine how it occurred and who is liable. This may involve reviewing the police report, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with accident reconstruction experts.
  • Gathering evidence: Your attorney can also gather all relevant evidence to support your claim. This may include medical records, wage statements, and other documents that help establish the full extent of your damages.
  • Calculating the value of your case: Your attorney can help you understand the potential value of your case and what you may be entitled to recover. They can also help you avoid accepting a lowball settlement offer.
  • Negotiating with the insurance company: Your attorney can handle all communication with the insurance company and help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, your attorney can file a lawsuit and represent you in court.
  • Representing you in court: If your case goes to trial, your attorney can represent you in court and fight for a favorable verdict on your behalf.

Our firm has served injured individuals and families in New Jersey for over 40 years. We have the experience, skill, and resources to effectively represent you and your loved ones in your bicycle accident case in New Jersey and beyond.

Call (800) 817-5029 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations might be.

  • $87 Million Work Accident Verdict

    The firm won $87 million in the Bronx County Supreme Court for a laborer who was left paralyzed as a result of a work accident in March 2004.

  • $18 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $18,000,000 verdict on behalf of a twin born after a long delay with a severe brain injury-hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

  • $7.9 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $7,900,000 verdict for failure to monitor glucose levels in post CABG patient leads to death of 47 year old leaving a wife and two children.

  • $7.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $7,500,000 recovery for a baby who was seriously brain-damaged at the time of his birth. Due to a delay in delivery, the baby lost vital oxygen to his brain and develop cerebral palsy.

  • $6.4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $6,400,000 recovery for a young woman’s pregnancy that was mishandled before she went into labor leading to seizures with resultant brain damage.

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

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    They were honest and clear about the process of bringing a lawsuit forward and managed my expectations.
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    Based on my experience with this firm, their name should be empathy, compassion and brilliance. Their kindness and attention to detail was second to none. I truly cannot say enough good things about Paul, Ted and this firm. The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable.
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