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Our Firm Assists Cyclists Involved in New Jersey Bicycle Accidents

Providing personal injury plaintiffs’ representation since 1976

Seigel Law has represented plaintiffs in personal injury litigation since 1976. Our team helps bicyclists injured on the roadways of Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton.

Bicycling is a healthy, green alternative to cars. For many, biking is also a beloved sport. However, even with the proliferation of biking lanes and greenways, bicyclists are still put at substantial risk of motor vehicle accidents. Our team acts as your advocate if you were injured by a careless driver.

Our commitment to bicyclists

Our founding attorney, Jan K. Seigel, is an avid bicyclist and certified cycling instructor with the League of American Bicyclists — the oldest and largest bicycle organization in the country. He is a strong supporter of bicyclists’ rights to share the road with other vehicles. He has also written several articles about bicycling and the law.

New Jersey biking statutes

Motorists are required to share the road with bicyclists. Cyclists also have a duty to comply with New Jersey laws, including:

  • If younger than 18 years old, wear a helmet.
  • Use appropriate lights while riding at night — including a white lamp in the front and a red lamp in the back.
  • Equip the bike with a bell that can be heard from at least 100 feet away.
  • Make sure the brakes function properly.
  • Keep hands and feet on the pedals and handlebars.
  • Never tow a passenger.
  • Ride to the right of the roadway, except when making a left turn, avoiding a hazardous condition, passing a slower vehicle or traveling at the same speed as automobiles.
  • Obey all local and state traffic laws.

These rules are summed up in NJ statute 39:4-14.1, Rights and Duties of Persons on Bicycles: “Every person riding a bicycle on a roadway is granted all the rights and subject to all of the duties of the motor vehicle driver.”

What to do after a bicycle accident

Unfortunately, even when taking every precaution, you may still become the victim of an auto accident. Just as if you were in a car at the time of your traffic accident, take action to protect your health and preserve your legal rights. Promptly get the medical care you need. Also, make sure you get the driver’s information so you can file a claim with the person’s auto insurance company. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run, you may have options under your own insurance policy.

Get the help you need from experienced auto accident lawyers

Seigel Law exclusively handles personal injury recovery cases. Call our law firm at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free first consultation. From our office in Ridgewood, we represent injured victims in the Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Hudson County regions, and throughout northern New Jersey. We can schedule appointments at your home or at the hospital if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office. You owe us no attorney fees unless we recover damages on your behalf.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys


  • (61 Reviews)

    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Knowledge

Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics

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One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve

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Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients

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Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court

Communication

Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours

Community

Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

Testimonials
  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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