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What are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey?

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Motorcycle accidents can cause severe injuries. That is why you should reach out to our firm to speak with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about motorcycle accidents and how our firm can best help you.

How do motorcycle accidents in New Jersey occur?

There are a number of different ways that motorcycle accidents occur. In some instances,  inclement weather conditions, poorly maintained roads, or faulty mechanical parts can be the cause. It is important to note, however, that the causes of motorcycle accidents are usually driver negligence. Our firm has seen several different kinds of driver negligence. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while sleepy or fatigued
  • Unsafely changing lanes
  • Ignoring blind spots
  • Disregarding traffic lights, signs, or all other rules and regulations of the road
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Is a motorcyclist covered under personal injury protection in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey, motorcyclists are not covered under personal injury protection. Personal injury protection, also known as PIP, is a no-fault insurance policy that includes medical expenses and lost wages after an accident. If you are not covered under PIP, it is possible that you will have to pay your expenses on your own, unless you have your own health insurance or are able to collect damages from the person that caused your accident and injuries. It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to help you navigate through the claims process.

Can I recover compensation after a motorcycle accident?

You will need to satisfy the burden of proof in order to pursue legal action and successfully recover compensation for your injuries sustained. This means that you will need to present as much evidence as possible leading to another’s negligence. If you are able, be sure to take the following steps immediately after your accident:

  1. Call 911. The police will be able to send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more.
  2. Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident. Some motorcyclists wear bodycams so that they have the footage in the event that an accident occurs.
  3. Seek medical attention and ensure that your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents that disclose the severity and origin of your injuries.
  4. Retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney that can help you obtain more evidence that can be key to your claim.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.

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