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Motorcycle accidents in New Jersey happen too often and sometimes result in you searching for a motorcycle accident attorney.  Every rider knows there are risks when they get on their bike. That risk should not be getting injured by a negligent, careless, reckless, or inattentive driver.  Whether due to operator error, unfavorable weather conditions, or other situations, motorcycle accidents in New Jersey are prevalent. 

Motorcycle operators MUST understand their rights and better prepare themselves for riding on the roads. A motorcycle accident attorney at Bruce Law, LLC helps individuals and their families who have been injured or killed in all types of motorcycle accidents.

Potential Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey

  • Another vehicle striking your motorcycle
  • Guardrail too close
  • Driver not paying attention
  • Debris in the roadway
  • Another vehicle didn’t see you
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Intoxication
  • Driver loses control of bike
  • Weather conditions

Generally, a case involving a motorcycle accident may be one of two types:
(1)   a general negligence case in which another party was negligent in failing to exercise the appropriate standard of care to protect another from injury and/or harm and this failure caused harm or damage to that person, and
(2) a motorcycle products liability case in which a design and/or manufacturing defect in a product (i.e. the motorcycle or a part of the motorcycle) poses a known, and oftentimes undisclosed, dangerous risk of harm and injury to the user of the defective product as well as others who may come into contact with that product.

Injuries Caused by a Motorcycle Crash

Because a person is so open and vulnerable when riding a motorcycle, the injuries caused by a motorcycle crash accident are often catastrophic. These injuries may include:

  • traumatic brain injury or motorcycle head injury
  • spinal cord injury
  • burns and road rash
  • lost limbs or amputation
  • scarring on your face, hands, legs, arms, knees
  • disfigurement
  • wrongful death
  • catastrophic and debilitating injuries
  • paralysis
  • spinal surgery
  • fractures or broken bones

These injuries can lead to a future of medical treatments and therapies. Victims are left with extensive medical bills, lost wages and long-term disabilities, mental anguish and persistent pain. A victim’s life as well as their families’ lives can be completely changed forever. Not every motorcycle insurance policy provides for medical coverage and not everyone has health insurance to step in.

Fatalities Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System report conducted by the National Highway Traffic Administration, over 40,000 deaths have resulted from motorcycle accidents in the United States between 1999 and 2006. On top of that, motorcycle crashes increased each year between 1997 and 2003 according to the NHTA with a total increase of seventy percent. According to the same 2004 report, approximately 50% of fatal motorcycle accidents are single vehicle.

Can A Motorcycle Accident Attorney From Bruce Law, LLC Help Me?

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious or fatal injuries.  Most people who have been injured in a motorcycle crash sustain severe head injuries or a traumatic brain injury. You will need a lot of guidance on treatment to make you better or at least get you to the best you can be in the situation. The experienced motorcycle attorney at Bruce Law, L.L.C. can help. 

At Bruce Law, LLC, we will investigate the cause of the accident and seek recovery from ALL who are responsible, whether it’s the State or County responsible for failing to maintain the roadway in a proper fashion, the driver of a car causing the crash or the manufacturer of the motorcycle that has a defect.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury, you do not have to pay to see a lawyer. Bruce Law, LLC, offers free initial consultations where you can discuss your case with a professional at no cost. Call Bruce Law, LLC at (609) 392-7600 for a FREE consultation.