What are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey?

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If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the compensation that they deserve.

How do motorcycle accidents occur in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, there are a number of different causes of motorcycle accidents. Sometimes they are a consequence of inclement weather conditions, poorly maintained roads, or faulty mechanical parts. However, more commonly, motorcycle accidents are a direct result of driver negligence. Some of the most typical types of driver negligence that our firm has seen include the following:

  • Ignoring blind spots
  • Speeding
  • 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

Are motorcyclists covered under PIP in New Jersey?

It is unfortunate that motorcyclists are not covered under personal injury protection (PIP) in New Jersey. This suggests that unlike with car accidents, your policy will not cover medical bills and lost wages after an accident. Therefore, if you are not covered, you will likely be held accountable for your own medical expenses, except if you have your own health insurance or are able to collect damages from the person that is responsible for your accident.

You will need to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you were injured in a motorcycle accident. Contact our firm today to get started.

How can I recover compensation after a motorcycle accident?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to pursue legal action, you must be able to satisfy the burden of proof. Basically, this means that you will need to present as much evidence as possible in order to provide a valid personal injury claim. Be sure to take the following steps immediately after your accident, if you are able:

  1. Call 911. The police will be able to dispatch an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more.
  2. Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident. In some instances, motorcyclists can wear bodycams so that they have the footage in the event that an accident occurs.
  3. Seek medical attention and ensure that your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents pointing to the severity and origin of your injuries.
  4. Reach out to an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney that can help you obtain more evidence that can be a key component to your case.


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.