The laws and rules of the road that apply to motorcycle riders are identical to the laws that apply to all other motor vehicles, except that people desiring to operate a motorcycle must pass a motorcycle road test to demonstrate their competency and ability to operate a motorcycle. Other than that, all rules of the road apply to the motorcyclist, such as speed, yielding, stop signs, etc. More importantly, all of those rules apply to the cars, trucks and busses that share the roadways with bikers.
Motorcyclists are entitled to rely upon other drivers to follow the rules of the road and to respect all motorists sharing the roads of New Jersey. We understand that riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating way to get around all of New Jersey, but it can also be incredibly dangerous for motorcyclists when another driver fails to respect the rights of motorcyclists.
Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,014 motorcyclists died in motorcycle accidents in the U.S. for the most recent year reported. According to the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, there were about 2,200 motorcycle riders involved in collisions here in New Jersey for the most recent year reported. These accidents led to 69 fatalities.
Due to the dangerous nature of riding a motorcycle and the vulnerability of all motorcyclists, it is vital for motorcycle riders to protect themselves if they are injured. They can do making sure they have health insurance, disability income, and collision insurance to replace or pay off a damaged bike. In New Jersey, motorcycle riders do not get the benefit of New Jersey’s No-Fault insurance benefits. These benefits include Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits that cover collision-related medical bills, income continuation benefits, and payment for essential services needed while recovering from their injuries.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, the seasoned motorcycle accident attorneys at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon can help you navigate your way through the legal system from injury date until your final settlement. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review. We will take the time to understand your challenges and goals. We’ll advise you of your legal options for pursuing the compensation you need to recover after the accident, as well as the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and inconvenience.