With fall now officially upon us, bikers will take to the streets to enjoy the last bit of warm weather for the year. Not only is motorcycle riding a great way to take in the sun, but it is also a fantastic way to tour the state or country on a long, carefree drive. New Jersey has plenty of beautiful scenery, and with the leaves now changing, what better way to enjoy than on a stylish, gas-efficient motorcycle?
Unfortunately, while motorcycles are a fun, quick means of transportation, they are also quite dangerous. Motorcyclists are exposed to virtually all of the elements, and when they are in a crash, the results are often far more severe than a car-on-car crash. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by several things, such as poor road conditions, negligent road designs, defective motorcycle parts, and inclement weather conditions. Motorcyclists especially have to worry about fallen leaves at this time of year, as wet leaves often make for extremely slippery conditions. However, you will not be shocked to know that the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is simply driver negligence. Those who text and drive, drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speed, and ignore all other rules and regulations of the road are considered negligent.
Do I qualify for compensation after being involved in a motorcycle accident?
To qualify for financial compensation, you and your attorney will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To do so, your attorney will use security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the accident’s aftermath, police reports, witness statements, medical documents, and more.
What does the term “statute of limitations” mean?
Essentially, the statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, so if you are injured, you must get in touch with a knowledgeable attorney who is ready to handle your claim. The compensation you receive may help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.