Skilled Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Help Clients Injured in Accidents Caused by Dangerous Road Conditions throughout New Jersey
Living or working in New Jersey, we are lucky to have a great system of roads and highways that connect all corners of the state. When you drive a car, truck or motorcycle, there’s always a way to get from here to there. Unfortunately, for NJ motorists, that means having to deal with congested traveling conditions 24/7. Like it or not, accidents happen throughout the state every day. When these accidents involve motorcycles, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle collision in Orange, Westfield or Summit, New Jersey, we understand that you want justice. At Team Law, our personal injury attorneys have helped countless bikers injured in accidents get maximum compensation for their injuries. We will fight to hold the person who caused your accident responsible for their negligence.
Motorcyclists Face Dangerous Riding Conditions Everyday on NJ Roads and Highways in Newark, Clark and Plainfield, NJ
When a motorcycle loses traction, oftentimes even the most experienced driver can lose control of the bike. That’s because uneven, slippery and sloping surfaces affect a biker’s balance, causing them to fall. Even when a negligent driver isn’t the cause of an accident, the serious injuries sustained in a skidding accident caused by dangerous riding conditions can be very serious and often result in wrongful death.
Slippery Surfaces: Any type of liquid on the roadway, whether an oil spill, antifreeze leaking from cars, rain, ice, etc., can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of the bike.
Debris: Anything on the roadway that impedes a motorcyclist’s ability to driving safely can cause a serious accident. Debris includes sand, gravel, litter, tire treads, wet leaves, etc.
Weather: Rain, snow, ice, hail and mud are all natural debris, but poor weather conditions make for dangerous motorcycle riding.
Construction Areas: When roadwork is being done, pay attention to signage and be aware that construction debris, uneven surfaces and other roadway hazards are likely.
Uneven Surfaces: Roadways throughout Essex, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties in NJ have potholes and uneven pavement. There are manhole covers, railroad tracks, speed bumps and other areas that can be difficult to navigate on a motorcycle. Slow down when riding on uneven surfaces. Cross railroad tracks on an angle. Grooves and gratings, such as metal bridges, can cause the bike to wobble. Avoid quick maneuvers and pay attention.
Night Riding: Motorcycles in New Jersey are required to be equipped with a working daytime headlight. This light must be on at all times. Reduce speed and be especially careful on roads you’ve never been on before at night. Visibility is naturally reduced and this is especially true for other motorists who tend to not see bikers sharing the road in the daytime. Increase your distance between other vehicles and try to look ahead to use their headlights to get a better idea of what’s up ahead on the roadway.
Motorcycle riders can help to prevent accidents in Edison, New Brunswick, Plainfield and across North Jersey when riding in dangerous conditions by reducing their speed and observing all New Jersey riding laws. Be particularly aware that other motorists tend to say they don’t “see” motorcycles and this “bike blindness” may be enhanced in bad weather. You can also use both the front and rear brakes for extra stopping power.
Lawyers in West New York, Jersey City and Rahway, NJ Help Motorcycle Riders Injured in Dangerous Roadway Accidents
When you are injured in a motorcycle crash, the last thing you need is another bill. You will likely be facing medical bills, regularly monthly expense bills such as mortgage, rent and insurance premiums, lost wages due to time out of work recovering. At Team Law, we work on contingency. There are no upfront legal fees and we only get paid if we win you the damages you deserve. Call today for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident.