Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
Last Updated : May 11, 2022
New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The Garden State might not be Hollister, CA, but straddling a bike and roaring down the Garden State Parkway still provides greater freedom and exhilaration than you can find in the tight confines of a passenger car. Unfortunately, operating a motorcycle involves greater risk of severe injury or death even in a minor a collision. According to the N.J. Division of Highway Safety, motorcyclists are five times more likely than passenger car occupants to be injured and more than 26 times more likely to die in a crash. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a motorcycle crash, you might have the right to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and your pain and suffering. But only if you can prove that someone else was responsible for the accident. At Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, our injury attorneys are dogged investigators and passionate advocates for injured bikers. We fight aggressively to obtain the full compensation you need and deserve.
Any type of motor vehicle accident is scary, but motorcycle accidents are especially terrifying. Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles and don’t have the same safety equipment, so these wrecks can lead to severe injuries and even death. If someone else’s negligence contributed to your crash, they should be held accountable. However, fighting for your legal rights and fair compensation can be difficult if you’re trying to do it all alone.
At Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, we want to stand by your side and help you get through this difficult time. Our trusted New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys have helped clients just like you across the Garden State get fair compensation for their injuries. We have been named as the best law firm in New Jersey, and we have helped clients recover over $300 million for their injuries.
When you call Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, you’ll have a true ally in your fight for justice. Our compassionate lawyers will go above and beyond to give you personal attention and answer all your questions. Don’t wait another day to get on the road to recovery. Call us at (973) 364-8300, fill out our online contact form, or click the live chat button to set up a free consultation today.
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Motorcycle Accident?
Having a skilled attorney is critical to recovering compensation due to the complexities of motorcycle crashes. Not only are motorcycle accident injuries and damages even more severe than in car crashes, but it’s also more difficult to get justice in these types of cases. Some insurance agents and jurors see motorcyclists as risk-takers, so they are quick to blame them for accidents instead of fairly assessing who is at fault. When facing these kinds of prejudices, motorcyclists face difficulties getting fair compensation if they’re trying to handle their case on their own.
When someone else’s negligence causes you harm, you shouldn’t have to pay for their poor decisions. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers understand the challenges that motorcyclists face in getting justice and compensation and know what it takes to overcome them. As our multimillion-dollar results, positive reviews from past clients, and industry recognition demonstrate, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers has the skills and resources to help you win your case. Let our compassionate and experienced attorneys fight for you.
Common Injuries from New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists and their passengers are thoroughly exposed in the event of an accident, sustaining impacts from vehicles and/or the hard surface of the road. If a crash occurs at sufficient speed, a rider can skid across the ground for many yards, causing extreme damage to the skin. Resulting injuries include:
Catastrophic injuries alter a rider’s life forever and often require a lifetime of medical and/or personal care. Such injuries cry out for justice. But it takes a skilled and determined attorney to recover the full compensation you deserve.
What Types of Motorcycle Accidents Does Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Handle?
Many of the causes and effects of road accidents are the same no matter what type of motor vehicle you are in, but the impacts on motorcyclists can be much more serious. Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers handles all types of motorcycle accident cases, including wrecks caused by circumstances, such as:
- Motorcycles struck by other vehicles turning left
- Drunk or drowsy driving
- Driving between lanes
- Unsafe and unmarked road conditions and obstacles
What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
After a motorcycle accident, your health in the number one priority. If you weren’t treated at the time of the accident, have a medical professional evaluate your injuries as soon as possible. Motorcycle wrecks can cause severe injuries and chronic medical conditions, but not all injuries are obvious right away. A doctor can help detect these injuries and give you the treatment needed to get back to health.
The doctor’s report will also be a critical piece of evidence if you decide to file a claim because it will help prove the extent and cause of your injuries. Without this report, insurance companies might try to claim that your injuries aren’t as severe as you say they are or that your injuries were actually caused by some underlying medical issue instead of the crash.
Other vital pieces of evidence include pictures and an evaluation of the accident scene. Photograph your injuries, damages to your vehicle, and damages to any other vehicle involved in the crash. Also, take pictures of that day’s weather conditions and the road conditions at the time of the wreck. This might include traffic signs, traffic lights, skid marks, road construction, or any other warning or hazard.
Don’t speak to the other party’s insurance company without your lawyer, and don’t admit fault for the accident to anyone, including the police. Accidents are complicated and can be caused by many different factors, so it’s difficult to truly understand responsibility without a full investigation. If you admit fault, you might be held responsible for the wreck, even if an investigation finds that someone else was liable.
Keep a log of everyone you speak to about the crash. Include the date, names, and contact information for people such as witnesses, your lawyer, and medical professionals. Get all the information you can on the other drivers involved in the accident, including names, contact information, insurance information, and their driver’s license and license plate numbers. If the police were called to the scene, ask them for a copy of the official accident report.
The best way to make sure you have all the evidence you need and protect your legal rights is to contact an experienced motorcycle attorney. They can help you gather all the necessary evidence, speak with insurance on your behalf, work to negotiate a fair settlement, and represent you in court if needed to get you full compensation.
What Kinds of Compensation Can I Get in a Motorcycle Accident Case?
At Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, we have helped clients get hundreds of thousands of dollars in motorcycle accident cases. While the exact amount of money you can recover depends on the details of the case, compensation typically covers things like:
- Future medical expenses
- Outstanding medical bills
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, no amount of money can ever make up for their loss. However, you might be able to recover compensation to cover expenses, such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income