Motorcycles are notoriously dangerous. For many people, the danger is enticing. But, motorcycle accidents happen often, and they can have devastating results. If you drive a motorcycle, it is important to be prepared for all possible outcomes. Read on to learn more about motorcycle accidents in New Jersey and what to do in the event of an injury.
How do Motorcycle Accidents Occur?
Accidents can occur in a number of ways. Some motorcycle accidents are due to defective motorcycle parts, uneven pavement, other poor road conditions, inclement weather, and more. But, the majority of accidents are due to driver negligence. Some of the most common forms of negligence include:
- 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 obey traffic signs, lights, or other rules of the road
How Can I Recover Compensation?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. This compensation is designed to help relieve some of the burdens you may face as a result of your injuries. An injury can take a serious toll, physically, emotionally, and financially. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof that your accident was caused by another party’s negligence. In order to do so, it is important to document the scene. If you are able to, take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. Additionally, you should make sure to visit the hospital immediately after an accident occurs. This will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional, while also providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, there is a good chance that you are struggling with serious injuries. In this case, you will need the help of a skilled and dedicated attorney. Contact our firm to discuss your case today.
Contact our Firm
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please 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.