New Jersey Attorneys for Motorcycle Accidents from Speeding
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating. A biker is not nearly as protected as motor vehicles or commercial truck passengers. According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Safety, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a car crash and five times more likely to be injured than car occupants.
You might be entitled to compensation if you sustained accident-related injuries that were not your fault while riding your motorcycle.
The experienced and compassionate New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys from Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers understand that money cannot erase serious injuries. However, it can help pay your medical bills and compensate for lost wages when you cannot return to work. This can make your recovery just a little bit easier. While you could be entitled to compensation, insurance companies do not make it easy to get that money.
Our legal team is made up of dogged investigators and aggressive negotiators. If negotiations with the insurance company are unsuccessful, our trial lawyers are tenacious litigators and will fight for your right to fair compensation in court.
We want you to know that you are not in this alone. Clients across the Garden State have trusted our attorneys to get fair compensation for their injuries. Our results and testimonials speak for themselves, including recovering over $425 million for clients’ injuries.
There Are Three Types of Speeding
Speeding in New Jersey is not as simple as exceeding the speed limit. The absolute speed limit is the posted limit on the road. When you exceed the posted limit, the police can ticket you for speeding.
However, New Jersey also has a basic speed law and prima facie speed law limits. New Jersey’s basic speeding law requires that drivers slow to an “appropriate reduced speed” when approaching a road hazard.
This can include railway grade crossings, curves, or going over a hill crest. Motorists are also expected to slow down when they approach any hazards with pedestrians or other traffic, or for “reasons of weather or highway conditions.”
New Jersey law also includes prima facie speed limits. They may not be posted, but motorists are not to exceed 25 miles an hour when going through a school zone when children are clearly visible or entering or leaving the school.
Specific portions of Route 130 in Burlington County also are 25 mph or 35 mph, depending on the location. Motorists are expected to drive 55 mph in locations not designated as a 65 mph zone and 35 mph in suburbs and residential areas.
When a motorist exceeds the maximum posted speed limit, it clearly violates the law. However, if a motorist drives faster than the prima facie limit, they may not be penalized if they can prove the speed is safe. In other words, an accident with a speeding motorist may not be as clear-cut as you think. This is when you need an attorney who knows this type of case.
How Can an Experienced New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help?
You may be entitled to compensation after an accident with a speeding motorist that was not your fault. The at-fault party’s insurance company will likely send an insurance adjuster to ask you questions and request a statement.
These are skilled negotiators whose job is to gather evidence that disproves your insurance claim. It is best not to speak to an insurance adjuster without your attorney present. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers can help prevent you from inadvertently saying something that may negatively affect your claim or court case. We can also gather the evidence that shows whether the speeding driver was actually speeding and, if so, can use it to strengthen your claim.
An insurance adjuster may also make an initial settlement offer. This offer is often not fair compensation for your interest and loss. Our attorneys can give you an experienced estimate of how much your injuries, property loss, and other accident-related losses are worth.
Knowing your claim’s true value helps negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement. Insurance companies may try to take advantage of people who they recognize do not have experience in the law. This is why working with a skilled negotiator on your side helps to raise your potential for success.
Common Types of Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident
Accident-related injuries on a motorcycle can be catastrophic. Because the cyclist is unprotected by the vehicle, any part of the body can be injured. During an accident, the most common injuries happen to the lower extremities, but those to the head and chest are usually more severe. In the most severe accidents, motorcyclists can die. Some of the more common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Torn or injured ligaments and tendons
- Road rash
- Kidney damage
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue injury
- Traumatic amputation (loss of limb)
- Facial disfigurement
- Internal bleeding
- Psychological injury, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Every state in the U.S. limits how long a person has to file a personal injury lawsuit. The time limit is outlined in the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, a person has two years from the accident date to file their lawsuit in court.
If you miss the deadline, you will likely relinquish your right to seek justice in court. When you work with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney, we could aggressively negotiate with the insurance company for fair compensation. If negotiations are unsuccessful, you might pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Why Choose Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers?
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge you need to get the results you deserve. We understand that every case is different and unique. Our lawyers take the time to get to know you and the details of your case so we can develop a customized strategy for your situation.
We make ourselves available to answer your questions so you know what’s happening every step of the way. Our team believes that you deserve the best legal representation possible. However, we also recognize that experienced legal counsel can be expensive.
For this reason, we do not charge for your initial consultation. If we choose to work together, we will work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we won’t charge you any fees unless we get compensation for you. You won’t owe us anything if we don’t get money for you.
Contact an Experienced New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney
After an accident that was not your fault, you need an attorney with experience fighting for motorcyclists’ rights. You may be overwhelmed by uncertainty and have questions. At Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, we have the legal experience, skill, and resources to fight for your right to compensation.
- $5.8 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Obtained a $5.8 Million Settlement on Behalf of Injured Client
- $5.35 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Obtained a $5.35 Million Settlement at Trial on Behalf of a Pedestrian Struck by a Tractor Trailer
- $4.8 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Obtained a $4.8 Million Settlement on Behalf of a Woman Injured in a Trucking Accident
- $2.25 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Obtained a $2.25 Million Settlement for an Auto Accident Victim in Bergen County
* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
The trial attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have decades of experience with personal injury litigation. We understand the difficulties accident victims experience. Our staff is especially skilled at dealing with medical providers and insurance companies to navigate these claims and allow you to focus on what is truly important - getting back to health.
"My case was not a simple case, but Ed Capozzi and his team took it head on. It was a pleasure to deal with Ed Capozzi and Corey Dietz. All their knowledge and fast response to any questions I had throughout the case made it easier on me. I can’t forget about Mr. Capozzi’s wonderful paralegal. Everybody was kind and thoughtful. This team of attorneys never made me feel like I was just another case. They make you feel like friends. If you need an personal injury lawyer, give Ed Capozzi and Corey Dietz a call! They won't let you down! Thanks to everyone at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers! You guys rock!"
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* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
If you have been injured in an accident, call us! We are here for you 24 hours a day. The consultation is free. You will not pay any fees unless we win your case, because here at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, it is all about getting results for you.