Put Decades of Experience on Your Side
In our state, recovering just compensation for a bicycle personal injury accident is not as straightforward as it may seem. New Jersey operates by what is known as a "comparative negligence" rule. Under this law, you can only obtain damages if your negligence is not greater than the individual who caused your accident (not more than 50%).
Additionally, you are only entitled to the percent of damages that cannot be attributed to you. If, for instance, you are found to be 20% at fault in your accident, the compensation you can be awarded would be reduced by that amount. In these situations, you help your case significantly by retaining a proven New Jersey bicycle accident lawyer from Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law.
We have won countless victories for our clients and look forward to the opportunity to assist you during what may be a time of great need.
Some examples of our successes include:
- A settlement in a pedestrian knockdown case for $420,000
- A jury verdict for $400,000 in a herniated disc case
- A $525,000 settlement for a lower back injury situation
Before founding Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, our lead attorney produced the largest jury verdict and biggest settlement in the 26-year history of a large personal injury firm in northern New Jersey. These settlements and verdicts were vitally important to those concerned. For you, these outcomes mean that you can confidently retain a firm that has a record of success.
It is hard, many times, for bicycle accident victims to recover fair compensation from insurance companies or other responsible parties. Frequently, bicycle collisions are not reported to the police. Per a study by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, 3 out of 4 drivers who were at fault in the wrongful death of a cyclist were not even cited for the accident. We want you to have the same opportunity for damages that a car, truck or motorcycle accident victim would get. Regardless of these facts, you may face hospital and other medical bills that must be paid. Additionally, serious injuries can make you unable to earn a wage while causing emotional trauma that deserves compensation. Our firm dedicates itself to your well-being and seeing that your legal treatment is fair.
Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law: Pursuing Fair Compensation for Your Accident
We use detailed investigation and complete preparation towards creating a strong case on your behalf. If your claim is contested, we have independent accident investigators, physicians, and many others that we can call upon to assist in your case. Many times, we must litigate to achieve the financial compensation that is correct for your situation. We are skilled and experienced litigators who are committed to producing the best result possible.
There are actions you can take to help your own case. Wherever possible, talk to us first before making any statements or give any information to insurance company representatives. Insurance adjusters are proficient at getting you to provide data that can later be used to deny your valid claim. At times, an insurance company will quickly offer you a settlement. This is done knowing that it may not fully compensate you for the harm that has been done. By agreeing to this initial offer, you can lose your rights to obtain proper damages and we routinely advise against accepting such proposals.
Meanwhile, gather all the information you have regarding your medical condition and the accident that took place. This should be given to your New Jersey bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. We urge you to contact us quickly, while the evidence and witness recollections are fresh and the proper amount of effort can go into your case.