What to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Accidents can take a major toll physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. You may deserve compensation to help alleviate some of the burdens you face as a result of your injury. This is especially true when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Read on to learn more about motorcycle accidents in New Jersey:

How do Motorcycle Accidents Occur?

Motorcycle accidents can occur in a number of different ways. Accidents can be caused by motorcyclist negligence, the negligence of other vehicles on the road, and factors like inclement weather or poor road conditions among other things. But, the majority of accidents are a result of negligence. The most common forms of negligence include:

  • 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 Long do I Have to File a Claim?

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you likely wish to take legal action. In order to do so, you will have to file your personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years. This means that if you fail to file within two years from the date of the accident, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation. Contact an experienced attorney to avoid missing any important deadlines.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, there is a good chance that you are facing serious injuries. Our firm is here to fight for you. We are here to advocate for you and walk you through the process each step of the way. Do not hesitate to reach out and speak with a dedicated personal injury attorney today.


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 due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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