Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation in New Jersey
A New Jersey Driver’s License is not a right given to all residents; it’s a privilege that must be earned and maintained by knowing and obeying all the rules of the road – NJ laws, common sense and courtesy – when operating a motorcycle, car, truck or bus in North Jersey. Driver negligence, failure to act and make decisions as a “reasonably prudent person” would, causes many critical, even deadly, motorcycle accidents throughout Essex, Hudson, Middlesex and Union counties every year.
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If you or someone you love has been in a motorcycle crash you believe was caused by a negligent driver, it’s important that you contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Team Law today for a free consultation about your case. We have won millions in damages on behalf of good people, like you, who have been seriously injured in an motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver in West New York, Plainfield and Jersey City and all across NJ.
Driver Negligence is the Biggest Cause of Motorcycle Crashes in Clark, Orange & Newark, NJ
Dangerous road conditions and defective equipment are major causes for serious motorcycle accidents. However, negligence on the part of other motorists on the roadway causes, by far, the majority of all motorcycle accidents.
National statistics regarding driver negligence and motorcycle crashes are harrowing:
- In more than two-thirds of accidents, the other driver caused the crash by violating the biker’s right of way.
- Negligent car drivers are involved in more than half – 56 percent – of all fatal motorcycle accidents
- Bikers are far more likely to die in motorcycle-car accidents than occupants of the other vehicle (26 times more likely, in fact) and five times more likely to get injured in a motorcycle-auto accident.
- According to the (NHTSA), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “the fatality rate per registered vehicle for motorcyclists in 2013 was six times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants.”
There are a wide variety of driver behaviors that might be considered negligent, including: speeding, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to yield, failure to give right of way, not “seeing” the motorcycle or failure to check blind spots, failing to use a turn signal, cutting in front of a motorcycle when making a left turn or a sudden lane change, and failing to obey traffic conditions and laws in Westfield, Summit and throughout North Jersey
Why You Need Legal Representation from a Savvy Attorney Who Knows NJ Motorcycle Laws
We will leave no stone unturned as we prove the other driver’s negligence. We work closely with accident reconstruction specialists, safety engineers, medical professionals and others to build our case against the negligent driver. We will review all police records, witness statement and conduct a thorough investigation about the events surrounding your collision.
In order to hold a motorist liable for negligence, we must be able to prove they engaged in actions that a reasonable person would know would increase risk for collision. For example:
- Were they speeding?
- Were they drinking?
- Were they weaving or making quick lane changes?
- Did they fail to yield to the motorcycle?
- Did they fall asleep behind the wheel?
- Did they make comments to the police offers such as, “I didn’t even see the motorcycle!”
All of these are clear indications that they weren’t paying attention and therefore driving negligently.
We will build your case, piece by piece, and then skillfully negotiate with the insurance company in an effort to get you the maximum damages possible for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and more. However, if the insurance company isn’t willing to negotiate fairly, we aren’t afraid to go to court on your behalf. In a courtroom, we will prove to a jury how the other driver’s negligence caused your accident.
Be aware, there is a statute of limitations on all personal injury claims in New Jersey. You must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. Time is of the essence because witnesses move or change phone numbers, evidence gets misplaced and video gets erased. Contact Team Law today so we can get started building an ironclad case that will result in the maximum compensation you deserve.
Talk to a Knowledgeable Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today for Free
When you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, whether you are facing serious brain, head or spinal cord trauma or cuts, bruises and road rash, you are in pain and want to hold the negligent driver liable for your suffering. We can help you do just that. At Team Law, we don’t charge any upfront legal fees and we work on contingency. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay us a dime.
We never back down from insurance companies and we will fight hard to get you the justice you need and deserve. Contact Team Law today for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident and injuries.