Have You Been Seriously Injured as the Result of a Motorcycle Accident?
People who ride motorcycles must take extreme caution while commuting on open roads or highways. Because motorcycles do not have a protective steal frame, motorcycle riders have a much greater chance of sustaining painful, debilitating, and life-altering injuries in the event of an accident. In fact, motorcycle riders are much more susceptible to catastrophic injuries than people who transport in all other types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs. Victims of motorcycle accidents frequently suffer from head trauma, brain & spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal bleeding, crushed limbs and organs, paralysis, permanent disability, amputations, and even death.
How Motorcycle Accidents Happen
The most common factors in motorcycle accidents include:
- Inexperienced riders or drivers
- Alcohol & drugs
- Distractions (texting, talking on a cell phone, eating)
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Not using a turn signal
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Lane splitting
- Poor weather conditions
- Unexpected obstacles
- Over braking
- Vehicle defects
- Road defects (potholes, broken asphalt)
- Harassment and road rage
- Failing to wear protective gear (helmet, leather)
Taking Legal Action after a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident
Due to the catastrophic injuries which often results from motorcycle accidents, it is crucial that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who can accurately evaluate the value of your claim and help you receive fair compensation for your damages. When you are facing mounting medical bills and time missed from work while you recover, your motorcycle accident can become financially crippling for you and your family. The stakes are too high to trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer.
The insurance company wants to settle your case as soon as possible – and for as little money as possible. Our personal injury attorneys know how to protect you from the insurance companies and to present your claim in the best way possible to ensure your rights are protected and that you get the maximum compensation available. Call 908-735-5161 to schedule a free consultation, or fill out the contact form on this site. Our firm serves clients throughout central and northwestern New Jersey.