Motorcycle accidents are serious. If you were hurt in one, you will need to retain the services of one of our skilled Monmouth County motorcycle accident attorneys. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal.
What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents in New Jersey?
Motorcycles can be dangerous. As a result, there are several different ways they can happen. In some cases, they are a consequence of inclement weather conditions, poorly maintained roads, or faulty mechanical parts. But, more generally, motorcycle accidents are a direct result of driver negligence. Some of the most common kinds of driver negligence that our firm has seen include:
- Ignoring blind spots
- Driving while sleepy or fatigued
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Disregarding traffic lights, signs, or all other rules and regulations of the road
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Does New Jersey’s PIP cover motorcyclists?
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are not protected under personal injury protection (PIP) in New Jersey. This means that unlike with car accidents, your policy will not cover medical bills and/or lost wages after an accident. Essentially, if you are not protected, you will likely be held responsible for your own medical expenses, except if you have your own health insurance or are able to collect compensation from the person that is liable for your accident.
If you are in this situation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to retain the services of a skilled personal injury attorney. Our legal team is on your side.
What steps should I take after my motorcycle accident?
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident and would like to obtain legal compensation for your injuries, it is your responsibility to satisfy the burden of proof. This means that you will need to provide as much evidence as possible to have a valid personal injury claim. Be sure to take the following steps directly after your accident, if you can:
- Call 911. The police will be able to dispatch an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more.
- Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident. In some cases, motorcyclists can wear bodycams so that they have the footage in the event that an accident occurs.
- Seek medical attention and ensure that your injuries are adequately treated. Ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents pointing to the severity and origin of your injuries.
- Reach out to one of our experienced Monmouth County auto accident attorneys as they can help you obtain more evidence that can be a key element to your case.
CONTACT OUR FIRM
Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.