New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Injured on a Motorcycle in NJ?
When a motorcycle accident occurs, individuals can suffer life-altering consequences and injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, contact our New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorneys. You should not have to face the financial and physical consequences of an accident alone.
Motorcycle accident claims can be costly, timely and complex. It is important to have an attorney who will take the time to understand your case, has the resources to find the proper experts to evaluate your motorcycle accident, and who can successfully implement a litigation strategy on your behalf. Our lawyers aggressively pursue motorcycle accident claims throughout the State of New Jersey, including accidents Monmouth County and Middlesex County. We have a track record of success and have been recognized for excellence in our field. For instance, we have earned inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list and been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. If you believe you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident anywhere in New Jersey, you should contact one of our experienced NJ Motorcycle Accident Attorneys today at 732-810-0336.
How do Motorcycle Accidents Happen in New Jersey?
Motorcyclists are facing additional challenges these days, from increased traffic to distracted drivers to more powerful motorcycles on themselves, according to a spokesman from AAA’s Mid-Atlantic region. With this in mind, it is not surprising that motorcycle accident deaths in New Jersey actually increased by 15% between 2016 and 2017. A motorcycle accident can occur in various different circumstances and for many different reasons. While motorcycle accidents can take place anywhere, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has reported that more than half of motorcycle collisions take place at intersections.
A motorcycle accident can often result in very serious injuries such as disfigurement, amputations, compound fractures and even death. When serious injuries such as these occur, the injured party would not be subject to the New Jersey limitation on lawsuit provision that many insurance policies contain to limit an individual’s ability to recover compensation for the injuries they suffered.
The New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at our firm will work closely with you in your motorcycle accident case, devoting the time and resources necessary to ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves. Our lawyers will take the time to understand your individual pain and injuries. Once we have a full grasp of your case, we will fight to obtain a favorable settlement and, if necessary, a favorable jury verdict.
What to do after a Motorcycle Accident in NJ
Immediately after your are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is very beneficial if you preserve evidence associated with the crash. If you photograph the damage to your bike, the position of the vehicles in the aftermath of the accident (potentially including the driver of the other vehicle), and further photograph any injuries you may have suffered at the scene, you may be able to preserve evidence that can help you pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Of course, the top priority is your well-being. Make sure to dial 911 if you’re injured and take care of yourself first and foremost.
You should also be aware that a clock starts running from the time of your accident onward—this clock sets a time limit on when you can file a claim based on the motorcycle accident. Personal injury suits must be brought within 2 years from the accident. Property damage suits, including suits over damage to your motorcycle, must be brought within 6 years of the accident. Consulting a knowledgeable injury lawyer quickly is the most advisable choice if you are injured in a motorcycle accident.
Proving a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Claim
To prove that the other driver was at fault in a motorcycle accident case, you will likely have to establish that the other driver owed you a duty of care. Normally this means you must establish that they had a duty to drive safely, or as safely as a reasonable person would be expected to drive under similar circumstances. You must then establish that the other driver did not drive safely and thus breached that duty of care. You must then establish that the other driver did not drive safely and thus breached that duty of care. Finally, you must prove that the other driver’s breach, also known as “negligence,” caused you an injury. If you establish all these facts, you may be able to recover damages from the other driver.
What Laws Apply in an NJ Motorcycle Injury Case?
New Jersey, like certain other states in the Atlantic Northwest, has a no-fault insurance system. This means that most people generally recover medical expenses through their own insurance policy first, regardless of whether they caused a traffic accident. That said, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) generally does not extend to motorcycle accidents. Typically, medical bills associated with motorcycle injuries are paid through the motorcyclist’s health insurance policy.
Motorcyclists can also potentially cover economic damages like lost wages and noneconomic damages for pain and suffering from a negligent driver who causes the traffic collision. Additionally, New Jersey is one of several comparative negligence states in which an individual who is less than fifty percent liable for the damages caused by a motorcycle accident may still recover damages incurred as a result of that accident. Determining which types of damages may be available to you, and further determining how insurance policies affect your claim and potential recovery, can be complicated. A personal injury lawyer with experience in motorcycle accident trials can likely help guide you through this process.
Get Help from a Monmouth County Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should seek knowledgeable legal counsel as soon as possible. A New Jersey personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you more fully based on the unique facts of your case and your motorcycle insurance policy. Our New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorneys work in conjunction with one another to obtain the best possible results for each and every client. Call now at 732-810-0336 to speak with one of our experienced New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorneys and we will zealously advocate on your behalf. Our team is available twenty-four hours a day seven days a week to answer your questions. The consultation is free and so is our representation unless we win your case and obtain compensation for you.
Additional Information about Motorcycle Accidents:
Motorcycle Safety Resources, NJ Department of Law and Public Safety