NJ MOTORCYCLE INJURY LAWYERS FIGHT FOR MAXIMUM COMPENSATION WHEN YOU’VE BEEN INJURED IN A BIKE CRASH IN MONMOUTH, ATLANTIC, OR OCEAN COUNTY
Regardless of the time of year, New Jersey is the perfect place to take to the open road on your bike. However, all too often, car and truck drivers fail to see motorcyclists who are attempting to share the road with them safely. When bike crashes occur, the injuries sustained can be disastrous. That’s because, among other things, motorcycles are far smaller than cars and trucks and bikers are less protected from the elements of the road than their vehicular counterparts.
The truth is, hardly a day goes by when we don’t read about another motorcycle fatality on New Jersey roadways – whether on the hilly terrain of Englewood, the picturesque landscape in Middletown or the sleepy back roads of Galloway Township.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Speak to the skilled personal injury lawyers at the Wilton Law Firm. We will work tirelessly to make sure you recover funds to pay for medical bills and any wages lost while you are out of work recovering from your accident.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IN NEW JERSEY?
Every year in New Jersey, there are about 2,500 motorcycles involved in crashes, according to the Federal Highway Authority. In fact, statistics reveal that three out of every four motorcycle accidents ends with a severe personal injury. Here are two of the main reasons bike crashes occur in Monmouth and Ocean counties and throughout NJ:
Roadway Conditions: Weather, especially rain-slicked or icy roads or even blindingly sunny conditions, increases the chances of a motorcycle accident. Further, poorly maintained roads, such as potholes or unevenly graded pavement, can present huge difficulties for a motorcyclist. The real problem occurs when a skilled bike rider attempts to avoid these hazards and, unfortunately, gets hit by an inattentive car or truck driver.
Driver Negligence: Car and truck drivers often fail to see motorcycles until it’s too late. Either they distracted by something else on the road or by negligent behavior such as cell phone usage or fiddling with the radio. It’s very easy for a bike rider to get clipped as a car driver fails to see him while making a left turn or when switching lanes. The small size of the bike in comparison with the car can make for blind spot complications.
Sometimes car drivers can even be purposefully belligerent. Annoyed by the loud sounds a motorcycle can make, for example, a car driver may tailgate a motorcycle to intimate them to move over. The best recourse a motorcycle rider has is to stay alert, attempt to truly “share” the road, wear clothing that makes them visible to other drivers and obey all traffic laws. If, despite a biker’s best efforts, an accident does occur, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Wilton Law Firm will take on your case and fight for compensation for your injuries.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN NEW JERSEY
You wear reflective clothing and a helmet. You obey traffic laws and do your best to share the road and maintain safe driving distances when you are out on your motorcycle. However, if despite your best efforts you are in bike crash, there are some things you should do immediately.
Tend to your medical needs: Of course, if you are severely injured, allow medical personnel to do what needs to be done to get you safely to a hospital. Your health and welfare is paramount.
However, if your injuries are not life-threatening, take stock of your surroundings.
Are there witnesses to your accident? Try to obtain their names and contact information before they leave the scene. If you aren’t able to speak to them directly, see if someone else nearby might be able to collect that information and email it to you.
Take photographs. Again, this may not be something you are physically able to do – especially if your phone was cracked in the accident. However, everyone these days has a camera in their pocket! Ask for bystanders to use their phones to take photos of the accident scene and your injuries, if possible. They can text or email them to you.
Obtain an accident report. When you speak with the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Wilton Law Firm, we will want to see the accident report. We will comb through it to piece together what happened and work tirelessly to hold the negligent parties responsible for your accident.
Call the Wilton Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation about Your Motorcycle Accident
We have been successfully representing good people in Englewood, Middletown and Galloway Township, like you, who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in New Jersey.
Contact our offices today for free; we’ll discuss your accident, explain your rights, and tell you what we believe we can recover on your behalf. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries. We’ll fight for your right to maximum compensation.