motorcycle accident

Motorcycle accidents occur in across the roadways in the United States. A motorcycle driver having years of experience can also suffer from these accidents. These accidents leads to injury which sometimes are very tough to recover. The common reasons for accident include poor roads, drunk drivers, and heavy traffic etc. Most of the accidents occur when a biker collides with another vehicle due to someone’s negligence. If you are also suffering from motorcycle accident injury, then talk to our lawyers. We will give legal advice to you in filing a motorcycle accident case. Give us a call now!

Choosing a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Our motorcycle accident attorneys in New Jersey understand that riding across USA on a motorcycle is common. People treat it as motor sport and enjoy it. Riding on the “open road” provides good experience. However it can be very dangerous also. If you are suffering from motorcycle accident injury, then don’t waste your time. Just call us so we can gather as much information from the accident site. We will help you to file a case and you recover compensation. Contact us now!

Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand that the motorcyclist is vulnerable to cars and trucks with which they share the roads. There are also those who ride “off road” on many trails in New Jersey. These motorcycles are often referred to as dirt bikes. This type of riding has its own inherent dangers, as well. Therefore, an attorney who has knowledge of New Jersey laws can help you file a case as per their past experience.

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Motorcycle Accidents are common.
Motorcycle accidents happen too frequently. It results in injury or death. Motorcycles also have a higher fatality rate per unit of distance traveled. Per vehicle mile traveled, a motorcyclist’s risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than that of a passenger car. This data shows an obvious higher rate of death among motorcycle riders than passengers on other types of vehicles. Most of the time the accidents are caused by the negligence of those driving other vehicles on the roads. So, call us today to file a case and sue the responsible person of the accident. We will help you get compensation for the injury and damages.

The following are some of the common circumstances and reasons that motorcycle accidents happen in Monmouth County, Ocean County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, as well as throughout the State of New Jersey.
  • The failure of other motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic and the drivers of the other vehicles violation of the motorcyclist’s right-of-way are the predominating causes of motorcycle accidents. In fact, 75% of motorcycle accidents involve a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.
  • Statistically speaking, 25% of accidents were single motorcycle accidents. This is attributed to rider error, with the typical errors being either a slide-out or fall due to over braking or running wide on a curve due to excess speed or under-cornering.
  • More than 50% of fatal accidents involve alcohol consumption.
  • The failure to wear appropriate gear, specifically, helmets and durable garments.
  • Vehicle failure or manufacturing defects, such as a faulty tire, account for a minority of accidents.
  • The presence of road defects and debris such as pot holes, sharp objects, road bumps, etc.
All motorcycles registered for purposes of street use in New Jersey are required to have insurance to cover injuries and other losses in the event of an accident. The State of New Jersey requires motorcyclists to carry insurance policies with mandatory minimum limits to protect both the riders and other persons in the event of accidents. It is advised that the motorcycle owner should carry insurance beyond the minimum mandatory coverage by purchasing additional coverage for uninsured and underinsured (“UM and UIM”) motorist coverage. The UM/UIM coverage provides coverage in the event that the rider and his/her passenger(s) is injured by a motorist who fails to maintain insurance or carries a policy with limits too low to cover the extent of damages and personal injuries received from a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle insurance is unique because it does contain the same as personal injury protection (“PIP”) benefits contained in automobile insurance policies. Motorcycle insurance does not cover the payment of medical bills for the insured motorcyclist or his/her passenger when an accident happens. This type of PIP coverage must be specifically requested with an insurance carrier who can provide such coverage. When you have been involved in an accident on a motorcycle, call the attorneys at Riviere Advocacy Group, and they will thoroughly review all of the applicable insurance policies. They will help you get the protection and compensation that you deserve.
Motorcycle accidents fall into one of two categories: Negligence: 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. Products Liability: 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.