Motorcycle Accidents Are Often Serious And Sometimes Fatal
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In 2015, 50 motorcyclists in New Jersey died in motor vehicle collisions. While this is the lowest number in the last 10 years, at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, we believe even one death is too many. Every New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney at our firm is committed to standing up for motorcyclist rights after devastating traffic accidents. Our lawyers have spent their professional lives learning about traffic accident laws and liability. We can assess your case and help you explore any available legal outlets during a free case evaluation. You could be eligible for significant financial recovery.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents In New Jersey
Through years of handling a wide variety of motorcycle and other vehicle accident claims, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have come to recognize the most frequent factors contributing to most traffic collisions. The cause we see most often is human error. Drivers making poor decisions and not paying enough attention to the road can end in tragedy for vulnerable motorcycle riders and their passengers. The following are all common causes of motorcycle accidents in New Jersey, as well as who could be liable for each:
- Motorist mistake. Motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer catastrophic and fatal injuries in car accidents than people in passenger vehicles. It is up to other drivers to pay careful attention to the road, obey traffic laws, and watch for motorcyclists to help prevent collisions. Drunk driving, texting and driving, and speeding are all top reasons preventable crashes occur. A negligent, careless or reckless driver will be liable for accidents he/she causes.
- Dangerous roads. New Jersey isn’t the most motorcycle-friendly when it comes to safe roadways. Poorly designed intersections, highway construction, and unrepaired potholes and defects could all contribute to motorcycle accidents. If the road you were on is part of what made you crash, you could have a claim against the city or county government for negligently failing to maintain the roadway.
- Defective motorcycle part. Motorcyclists might not be able to avoid crashing if a vehicle part malfunctions or breaks down in mid-drive. Bad brakes and defective tires are the most common, but parts failure of any kind could potentially lead to a crash. In these cases, injured parties might be able to name the motorcycle or parts manufacturer as a defendant in a product liability lawsuit.
Insurance companies often attempt to blame claimants for motorcycle accidents, alleging that the motorcyclist was driving dangerously, breaking a roadway rule, or that he/she “assumed the risks” of an accident by choosing to operate a motorcycle. We don’t stand for these tactics at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP. Our firm stands behind New Jersey’s motorcyclists, doing what we can to protect their rights and secure the best possible compensation awards. A skilled New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney at our firm may be able to help you prove someone else’s fault for your recent crash.
Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP | Trusted New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Recovering damages for your motorcycle crash may require you to prove the fault or negligence of another driver. An experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney can be a major source of help for this task. If you have no-fault vehicle insurance, you may still need a lawyer’s help to get a fair settlement out of your insurance company or to file a personal injury claim outside of the no-fault system, if your injuries are catastrophic. To get answers to all your motorcycle accident questions, call our New Jersey office at 800-726-6326 or request a free evaluation.
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