It is common knowledge that motorcycles can be extremely dangerous. As a result, it is important to be prepared and educated when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Read on to learn more about motorcycle accidents in New Jersey and what to do if an accident occurs.
How do Motorcycle Accidents Occur?
Motorcycle accidents can occur in a number of different ways. The majority of accidents are caused by:
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Reckless driving
- Other drivers who are inattentive
- Poor visibility
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting while driving
- Hazardous road conditions
What to Know About Insurance for Motorcyclists
Motorcyclists are not offered Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance in New Jersey, which means they may need to purchase their own separate motorcycle insurance policy. Since insurers know that motorcycle accidents are often more severe than other motor vehicle accidents, they refuse to provide that level of protection. As a result, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will need the help of an experienced attorney.
Recovering Compensation for a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, chances are you are struggling with serious injuries. An accident can take a toll physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. In order to recover the compensation you need and deserve, you will need the help of a skilled attorney. One way to help your personal injury case is by taking pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. Additionally, you should be sure to seek medical attention right away. This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. If anyone saw your accident occur, make sure to ask for their contact information, as they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Finally, make sure to file your claim on time. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years. Failing to file within two years from the date of the accident usually means losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, reach out to our firm today.
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