1. Don’t destroy the bike. Preserve it for examination.
2. Photograph the motorcycle and all injuries.
3. Hire the right personal injury lawyers who get paid only if you get paid.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who regularly stands up in court for motorcycle riders. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle crash, call our New Jersey or New York motorcycle team in any of our many offices for a free initial consultation.
What Are the Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey
According to New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General, there were 525 fatal crashes with 564 people who died in New Jersey crashes during a recent year. Men were almost 17 times more likely to die in a motorcycle crash than women.
Studies have indicated that motorcycle accidents can leave riders scarred and disfigured, dealing with the lasting consequences of traumatic injuries. In some circumstances, the size of the bike and the age of the rider can also indicate the likelihood of sustaining fatal injuries from a collision.
Overall, some of the most common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents include:
Possible Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim
Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents lead to catastrophic injuries. A victim’s life may never be the same after a serious accident. However, our dedicated New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers will fiercely pursue compensation for your motorcycle accident to help ease the financial burden.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the collision, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses, for past, present, and future medical treatment for injuries caused by the accident
- Lost wages and benefits for the time you miss from work to seek medical treatment, for a hospital stay, or while recovering from the injury
- Lost earning capacity if you are unable to return to work after the injury
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish for the emotional toll the accident has on your life
- Loss of consortium if your accident has negatively affected your relationship
How to Choose a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in New Jersey
Not all injury attorneys have the same experience or have handled every type of accident case. If you have been severely injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney with specific experience when it comes to handling the intricacies of a motorcycle claim. Motorcycle accident claims are not the same as car accident claims. An experienced attorney and fellow motorcycle enthusiast understand this important dynamic and can use their knowledge to advance your claim.
Unfortunately, there is still some bias against motorcycle riders, especially when it comes to getting them the compensation, they need following a serious accident. Those who enjoy the freedom of the open road on two wheels aren’t all “reckless” or “looking for trouble,” and yet that’s what an injured rider may end up feeling like when it comes to filing a claim.
Some insurance adjusters may immediately jump to the conclusion that since you were on a motorcycle, you must be at fault. This assumption can color the outcome of your claim and leave you with less money than what you may be entitled to.
The motorcycle accident attorneys with Davis, Saperstein & Salomon in New Jersey have extensive experience handling motorcycle accident claims. We understand the biases and negative connotations that can influence the handling of motorcycle claims. Since our office has several motorcycle enthusiasts, including Sam Davis himself, we know what it takes to pursue a successful motorcycle accident claim.
We are fiercely aggressive when it comes to protecting the rights of motorcycle riders and fighting for fair compensation for their injuries and expenses. If you want an attorney who can truly understand and appreciate the difficult situation that you now find yourself in, count on the team at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon. Helping motorcycle riders is what we do because that is who we are.