New Jersey has rules of the road for a reason. Whether you ride a motorcycle, drive a car, truck or bus, there are traffic guidelines that are intended to maintain order on the highways and keep all motorists out of harm’s way. It only take one driver to stop paying attention to the road or to ignore traffic laws and the resulting accident – especially if a motorcycle is involved – may be disastrous.
If you or someone you care about has been in a motorcycle accident that you believe was caused by another motorist’s negligence, you need a savvy personal injury lawyer who will fight for maximum compensation for you and your family. At Team Law, we will leave no stone unturned as we investigate your accident to determine liability. Then, we will work tirelessly to get you the justice you need, want and deserve.
In order to hold someone liable for causing an accident, we have to be able to prove that they acted in a negligent manner. This means we can show evidence the other motorist behaved recklessly or carelessly and that behavior caused the accident. If a driver follows the rules of the road, paying particular attention to local signage in smaller towns such as Westfield, Summit and Orange, it’s unlikely they will act in a negligent manner. On the other hand, these are all negligent driving behaviors:
The first rule of driving is paying attention to everything and everyone else on the road to avoid creating situations that put oneself and others in harm’s way. Not following traffic laws is negligent behavior that leads to motorcycle accidents in Essex, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties and all across New Jersey.
Liability in most motorcycle accidents is governed by the law of “negligence.” A person is negligent when he or she behaves in a thoughtless or careless manner and causes injury to another person. A driver must use care to avoid injuring other motorists, passengers, or pedestrians — basically, anyone that he or she encounters on the road. If a driver is not reasonably careful and injures someone as a result, the driver is liable for injuring the accident victim.
Unfortunately for motorcyclists, statistics reveal that most accidents are caused by another motorist’s negligence. Many car, truck, and bus drivers claim they don’t see motorcycles on the road. The result is serious and often fatal crashes
When you hire Team Law, we will get to work right away with the goal of proving that the other motorist was negligent and, therefore, is liable for the accident and injuries caused by that accident. We will review all records, work with accident reconstruction specialists and safety engineers, interview all witnesses and review any police car videotape so we can:
It’s important to know that there is a statute of limitations on filing for personal injury claims after motorcycle accidents. You must file your claim within two years of the day of the accident. We suggest you contact Team Law as soon as possible so we can get started putting together your case. Witnesses move and evidence gets compromised. By acting quickly, you have the best chance of proving accident liability.
You can rely on the resourceful attorneys at Team Law to fight for your rights after you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident. We know what it takes to prove accident liability and we will do what it takes to get you the damages you deserve.
There are no upfront legal costs. And, we work on a contingency basis; if we don’t win compensation for you – in settlement or trial – you won’t pay us a dime. Contact our offices in Plainfield, Irvington, Rahway and throughout North Jersey to schedule your free consultation with an experienced lawyer today.
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