What to do if you Were Involved in a Motorcycle Accident in New Jersey

If you are someone who rides a motorcycle on a daily basis, or even just on the weekends, chances are you are familiar with its many benefits. It’s quick, compact, fun, and great on gas. However, you are also probably familiar with how dangerous a motorcycle can potentially be. Even if you are a responsible, defensive driver, there are still several things that are beyond your control. You are far more vulnerable than most other motorists on the road, and a lot of people do not give motorcyclists the respect they deserve. If you find yourself in a situation where you were injured in a motorcycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the primary causes of motorcycle accidents in New Jersey?

As mentioned above, there are several different ways in which you could be involved in a motorcycle accident. For example, inclement weather conditions, such as heavy rain, black ice, or extreme winds may all cause a motorcycle accident. Additionally, faulty or damaged motorcycle parts, or potholes and otherwise poor road designs may also be responsible for a motorcycle accident. However, the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is human negligence. Sometimes, other motorists blatantly disregard the proper safety measures and someone is hurt as a result. Here are some examples of negligent behavior:

  • Texting or using an electronic device unequipped with hands-free technology
  • Disciplining children while driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Smoking while driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Speeding
  • Using a GPS or map while driving
  • Failing to comply with traffic laws and signs
  • Fatigued driving

How do I know if I am entitled to compensation?

If you are able to prove that another party’s negligent behavior caused the accident you were involved in, there is a good chance you will win compensation. If the other party was doing any of the things mentioned above at the time of your accident, you should contact an attorney today, because you may be entitled to compensation that could help cover your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Additionally, after filing your claim, it is imperative that you are very conscious about what you post on social media. The insurance companies may be monitoring your social media accounts during this period of time, and if they see you post anything that may indicate you were lying in your claim, you could be denied the compensation you deserve. Keep posting to an absolute minimum if you can.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.

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