When you are in a truck accident or car accident, the vehicle offers protection via an array of safety features, such as airbags, seatbelts, and the structure of the vehicle itself. Motorcyclists are not afforded this luxury, making motorcycle accidents far more dangerous when they occur. Contrary to popular belief, motorcyclists aren’t always responsible for these accidents.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer’s expertise to protect your rights. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Team Law have over 60 years of experience helping accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. Our proven track record of success speaks for itself—in the form of over $650 million in compensation recovered for our clients.
We offer all potential clients a free case review to discuss options in your case. If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, call or contact our office online today.
Despite the appeal of the open roads, New Jersey’s congested highways are magnets for motorcycle accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 5,000 motorcycle riders were killed in accidents in 2017 alone. Motorcyclists are about 30 times more likely to die in a crash (as compared to people in other vehicles)—and a shocking 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in a serious injury or fatality.
Thousands of motorcycle accidents occur in New Jersey every year. The vast majority of those accidents end in fatalities or severe injuries to the motorcycle rider, including:
Some accidents are caused by rider error or DWI/DUI. However, most involve cars and trucks that simply didn’t see the motorcycle sharing the road. Motorcyclists can take steps to prevent accidents and the significant injuries that can result. To prevent motorcycle accidents or minimize injuries, riders should consider:
Contrary to popular belief, motorcycle accidents are not usually caused by the motorcyclist. More often than not, motorcycle accidents occur because:
Motorcycles are very small compared to cars and, of course, to trucks and buses. Statistically, car and truck drivers tend to fail to notice motorcycles much of the time on New Jersey highways. Whether they are distracted or simply fail to correctly anticipate the bike rider’s response time, the other vehicle is often responsible for the motorcycle accident.
At Team Law, our experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers know that, at the end of the day, there are two main reasons for motorcycle accidents:
At Team Law, our motorcycle accident lawyers are on your side every step of the way. For a free case evaluation, contact our team of skilled lawyers to protect your interests at the negotiating table, and when necessary, in court.
When the experienced motorcycle crash injury attorneys at Team Law take on a case, we fight aggressively for the rights of our client. We’re intent on collecting maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries. We are experienced in handling even the most complex cases, including those involving uninsured/underinsured motorists and other motorcycle insurance issues.
In every motorcycle accident case, our end goal is to get your fair compensation. Our experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers will fight to recover compensation for:
Our New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers at Team Law have the legal knowledge and track record of success necessary to effectively fight for your rights. We’re not intimidated by insurance companies that might attempt to deny your claim or even blame you for the accident.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, call or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation with our experienced group of personal injury attorneys.
New Jersey law requires that you wear a helmet with reflective material to operate a motorcycle. While the lack of a helmet may be used to reduce your compensation award, it doesn’t always eliminate your right to compensation. Our lawyers can explain the New Jersey comparative negligence laws and evaluate whether you may continue to have a claim despite the lack of helmet.
Not necessarily. Violation of a New Jersey traffic law will be used as evidence pointing to the other driver’s degree of fault. In some cases, that violation may be enough evidence. The insurance company can still find ways to contest liability, possibly by arguing that you were partially responsible.
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