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What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in New Jersey?

How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit in NJ?

Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence in New Jersey. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers have been helping people get the justice they deserve for several years. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

Our lawyers have extensive experience with motorcycle accident cases. We are familiar with the laws, the procedures, the nuances of motorcycle accident cases, and the complicated insurance claims. Whether you are in a motorcycle, car, or pedestrian accident, we will investigate thoroughly and thoroughly analyze the facts and circumstances of your case so you can focus on getting better. Contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at NJ Injury Guys today for a free consultation if you were injured in a motorcycle accident.

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What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Crash in New Jersey?

Motorcycles are one of the most popular vehicles in America. They provide an affordable means of transportation and allow riders to explore the countryside. However, motorcyclists face risks every day. Injuries sustained from motorcycle crashes can lead to serious health problems.

If you were involved in a crash, here are some things you should do after the accident.

  1. Call 911
  2. Get Medical Attention Immediately
  3. Take Pictures of Any Damages
  4. Collect Information About Other Drivers
  5. File a Claim With Your Insurance Company
  6. Report the Accident To Police
  7. Seek Legal Advice

What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey?

Motorcycle accidents are among the leading causes of death in the US, accounting for nearly 10% of all traffic fatalities each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists account for approximately 1/6th of all fatal crashes involving passenger vehicles. While riding a motorcycle may seem safe, it is actually quite risky. There are several common causes of motorcycle accidents in New Jersey.

Here are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Poor Road Conditions
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speeding
  • Lack of Training

How to Recover Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident in New Jersey?

Riding a motorcycle puts you at greater risk of injury than driving a car. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries sustained.

In order to recover compensation after a motorcycle accident, you must file a claim within two years of the incident. This is known as the statute of limitations. However, if you were injured due to another person's negligence, such as a negligent driver, you may be able to sue that individual for damages.

What Are the Steps to Filing a Motorcycle Crash Claim in NJ?

In order to file a motorcycle crash claim in New Jersey, you must first determine whether the accident was caused by negligence. Negligence occurs when a driver fails to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. If you believe that another motorist failed to act reasonably, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. There are several steps that you must follow in order to file a motorcycle accident claim in New Jersey.

Here are the steps to filing a motorcycle crash claim in NJ:

  • Contact a Lawyer
  • File a Police Report
  • Obtain Medical Records
  • Collect Evidence
  • Arrange Settlement Talks
  • Prepare To Go To Trial

Do I Really Need a Lawyer for a Motorcycle Crash?

After a motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer to protect your rights. Without legal representation, you won't receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other damages.

Additionally, without a lawyer, you won't be able to file a claim against the insurance companies. This means that you won't be able collect any settlement funds until the case has been settled.

There are several factors to consider when selecting a lawyer. Here are some things to think about:

  • Experience - How much experience does the lawyer have? Experience matters because lawyers learn from past mistakes.
  • Cost - What is the cost of hiring a lawyer? Some lawyers charge hourly rates, others charge flat fees. Flat fee attorneys usually provide better value than hourly rate attorneys.
  • Availability - Does the attorney accept cases on contingency? Contingency attorneys don't get paid unless you win the lawsuit.
  • Fees - How much will the lawyer bill you? Ask the lawyer about his/her billing practices.
  • Insurance - Will the lawyer represent you if you have no insurance? Many lawyers will not represent clients without insurance coverage.
  • Timeframe - How quickly can the lawyer handle your case?

Get Help from a New Jersey Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Today

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, you should contact the skilled legal team at New Jersey Injury Guys. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys have helped clients throughout New Jersey, including Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Union County, and Warren County, recover compensation for injuries they sustained in motorcycle accidents.

Our New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience litigating cases involving motorcycles. Contact us today if you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident.

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: December 7, 2022
Gabriel DiLeonardo, Esq. is a New Jersey licensed attorney-at-law. He helps people who suffer injuries get justice through personal injury lawsuits.
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