New Jersey is a no-fault insurance state. What that means is that the standard automobile insurance policy automatically provides $250,000 of insurance coverage for medical bills (commonly called PIP coverage) incurred as a result of a car accident regardless of whose fault caused the car accident. In the event of a lawsuit, the first $250,000…… Read More
Experts estimate that around 15 million Americans will attend at least one professional sporting event each year. Spectator injuries are a statistical rarity considering the large amount of people who attend such events, but they do still occur at times. When a spectator is injured during a sporting game, they may mistakenly believe that the…… Read More
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Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in NJ
Remember how your mother and father used to tell you that they trusted your driving, it was always the other drivers on the road they were worried about? That old adage is especially true when it comes to the dangers motorcyclists face on roadways every day in Hudson, Essex, Middlesex and Union counties. One careless mistake by another motorist and you could be suffering serious injuries, regardless of how experienced a biker you are or the precautions you take to safeguard yourself when riding.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle crash in Plainfield, Irvington or Rahway, you deserve the legal assistance of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will fight for the justice you want and the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Team Law today for a free consultation about your accident and injuries. We’ve helped countless motorcyclists, like you, who have been injured by careless drivers. If your loved one paid the ultimate price in a motorcycle collision, the compassionate, skilled motorcycle lawyers at Team Law will work tirelessly to get you the survivor benefits you are entitled to receive.
All Motorcycle Accidents Have the Potential to Cause Catastrophic Injuries in Clark, Westfield and Summit, NJ
Not much can compare to the feeling of freedom bikers experience when they are out on the open road. But, for all the benefits of motorcycle riding – and there are many – there are also so many potential dangers motorcyclists face on New Jersey’s roadways. This is true whether you are commuting to work in heavy traffic in Jersey City, Newark or New Brunswick or taking in the scenery on back roads.
Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons: uneven pavement, potholes, poor weather conditions, debris in the roadway, motorcycle equipment defects and, most often, because of other negligent drivers on the roadway. Whether drivers of cars, trucks and other motorcycles are DWI/DUI, fatigued or just careless and ignoring the rules of the road, it’s the motorcyclist who will bear the brunt of the injuries stemming from a crash.
Unfortunately, according to well-publicized statistics, bikers are five times more likely to be injured than the driver or passenger of a car in a crash and 26 times more likely to be killed in an accident.
Can You See Me Now-? In various surveys of motorists throughout the United States, the majority routinely admit they “just don’t see” motorcycles on the roadway until it’s too late. This could be for many reasons: bikes are smaller and easily hidden behind trucks and in blind spots.
There are many common types of motorcycle-motor vehicle collisions in Orange, Summit, Westfield and across New Jersey:
Left-hand turn accident – when the car or truck makes a left turn without seeing the biker in the left turn lane
Rear-end accidents – caused by driver distraction
Inappropriate lane changes – car changes lanes without warning in front of a motorcyclist.
Failure to yield – other vehicle doesn’t stop when a motorcycle has the right of way
Red light accident – this is a common cause of a rear-end accident
Watch out for the road! In a car, drivers hardly feel bumps in the road such as gravel, uneven pavement, potholes and other debris. For a biker, a small oil slick can be as dangerous as an oil tanker spill. Road hazards like these as well as weather-related conditions such as rain, ice, wet leaves create seriously dangerous riding conditions.
Equipment Defects: Most manufacturers’ defects are reported as soon as companies become aware of the need for a recall. However, that won’t help a biker who finds themselves in an accident due to a tire problem or an alignment issue. Wobble accidents, caused by traveling at high speeds, can result in critical injuries.
If you or someone you care about has been in a motorcycle accident, contact Team Law right away for a free consultation about your case. We will explained your legal rights and fight for maximum compensation. We work with accident reconstruction specialists, safety engineers and medical professionals that allow our experienced motorcycle injury lawyers to piece together a winning personal injury case on your behalf. Our motorcycle injury lawyers have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for bikers injured and killed in motorcycle crashes.
Contact a Skilled Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Team Law Today for Free about Your Injuries
Following a motorcycle crash, it’s important to focus on your health and recovery. Talk with the aggressive personal injury lawyers at Team Law today about your accident. We have many conveniently located offices throughout North Jersey including Clark, Irvington and Rahway. We will leave no stone unturned in investigating what happened that caused your injuries and we will work tirelessly to hold the negligent parties responsible for their mistakes. Contact us today and we’ll get you the justice you want and the financial damages you need and deserve.
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