January 14, 2013

Bike Accidents and Bike Accident Regulations in New Jersey

To drive a car in New Jersey you need a license that will only be granted upon the taking of written and behind the wheel tests. When you couple this fact with the fact that almost all of us spend time in a car daily throughout youth, you can see that most of us know at least the fundamentals of driving a vehicle and motor vehicle law.

This is not the case with using a bike. New Jersey has numerous regulations for biking (many of which are discussed at the official New Jersey State Transportation website) but many people guess at the specifics of laws governing bike brake maintenance, helmet usage, lights, bells and hitching, i.e. two people on one bike.

Because understanding state bike laws is difficult, many people injured on bikes are unsure if they have a right to financial compensation following an accident. Often, injured bikers contact our office concerned that, because they weren’t wearing a helmet or didn’t have a bike headlight, they have no legal claim.

In New Jersey, injured bikers can most often pursue compensation following injuries because vehicle drivers’ negligence caused or contributed to the bike accident. If you have been injured in a bike accident, contact us to discuss your potential claim.

The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has served New Jersey for more than 25 years. Our attorney team includes:

  • A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The current president of the New Jersey Association for Justice
  • An attorney designated a New Jersey Super Lawyer every year from 2008 to the present

Our track record includes results of $3.5 million, $2.94 million, $2.5 million, $2.25 million, $1.8 million, $1.36 million, and $1 million, as well as dozens of six-figure results.

Our consultations are free and you can contact us at any time during office hours and our 24-hour call center.

Don’t write off your bike accident case without first discussing your rights with a knowledgeable New Jersey bike accident attorney. Contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm at (973) 920-7900.

Todd Leonard and his staff made me feel like family.

Trust me, he will take you into his hands and take care of all your personal injury legal matters. They are friendly, professional, and go out all the way for you. Thank you Todd Leonard and staff.

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He was relentless

until the case was fully settled and all was in our favor. Thank you so much. We highly recommend his office to anyone.

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Todd and his staff were courteous and caring about my personal well-being.

They were knowledgeable and settled my case in an expedited manner. I really felt they were on my side the whole way. Thank you Todd and staff for excellent treatment!

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