Motorcycle accidents fall into one of two categories:
The general law on personal injury, as most New Jersey car accident lawyers will tell you, basically says that when someone causes an injury to another, due to his or her own negligent acts, he or she shall be held liable for any damage or harm resulting from such negligence. This is the principle of law that applies to motorcycle accidents is similar to car accidents, in that four basic elements of tort law must be proven. These elements include:
There was a duty of care required by law of the defendant (negligent party) that needs to be provided to the plaintiff (party injured);
The defendant did not meet the standard of care required of him/her;
The negligent acts caused an accident;
As a direct result of such negligent acts, injury (harm) was caused to the plaintiff.
Some accidents happen due to the defects of the motorcycle. These types of cases are very complex and require an experienced personal injury attorney, such as those at Riviere Advocacy Group to deal with issues pertaining to product liability. Extensive investigation and expert support is required to develop and explore claims against the motorcycle manufacturer for any damages or injuries suffered due to a product defect. Getting an attorney involved sooner rather than later will preserve evidence, as well as, protect you from making any damaging mistakes when dealing with the insurance companies.