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.
Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.