People all over New Jersey enjoy taking their motorcycles out on the road, especially in the beautiful summer weather. This summer, bikers will travel to pool parties, cookouts, and more. It’s no secret why so many people love riding them–they’re quick, sleek, and great on gas. Unfortunately, as fun and stylish as motorcycles are, they are also very dangerous. Motorcyclists have little to no protection, save a helmet and knee or shoulder pads. Not surprisingly, when a motorcyclist collides with another vehicle, the results are very often severe. This is why if you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you are most likely looking into recovering financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common contributors to motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a wide array of factors. For example, poor road conditions, such as potholes or unclearly painted road surface markings both contribute to motorcycle accidents. Additionally, extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain, thunderstorms, or black ice all play a part in motorcycle accidents. It is very easy to lose control of a motorcycle when you unexpectedly hit a patch of black ice. Unfortunately, the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is driver negligence. Here are some examples of driver negligence:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Navigating directions while driving
- Failing to check blind spots
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Texting or using an electronic device without hands-free capabilities while driving
- Eating while driving
- Smoking while driving
- Failing to check your blind spots
- Failing to obey traffic signs, lights, or other rules of the road
How do I know if I am entitled to financial compensation following a motorcycle accident?
Your main concern is proving another party’s negligence. If you can prove the injuries you’ve sustained are due to another motorist’s negligence, there is a very good chance you are entitled to compensation.
How can I prove I was injured due to another party’s negligence?
There are a few key steps you can take to help ensure you prove your personal injury claim. Keep in mind, however, that it is always in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury process. To prove your claim, you may recover security camera footage, have witnesses testify on your behalf, and provide the court with medical documentation regarding the extent of your injuries.
Contact our New Jersey firm
If you have been seriously injured in New Jersey by the negligence of another party, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.