Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are often more catastrophic than those suffered in typical motor vehicle accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle crash, you may be facing disability, pain and financial uncertainty in the face of mounting medical expenses and time away from work.
At Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC, our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers provide aggressive and strategic advocacy for injury victims. To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact us today online or at (732) 617-8050. We proudly serve the Newark and Jersey City areas of New Jersey.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
An astounding 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Driver negligence is a common cause of motorcycle collisions. Many times, other drivers violate the motorcyclist’s right of way or simply don’t see the biker because they are not paying attention.
Other examples of driver negligence that can result in a motorcycle accident include:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Excessive speed
- Failure to signal
- Improper lane change
- Unsafe passing
- Failure to yield
- Swerving in front of a motorcycle
- Making a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle
Many times, there is not even a collision involved in a motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists often swerve out of the way of a negligent driver in an attempt to avoid a crash. Of course, these near misses can still lead to life-altering injuries for anyone on a motorcycle.
Damages in a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle wrecks are often caused by inattentive or inexperienced drivers who do not properly share the road or do not notice the bike. As a motorcyclist, you can seek compensation for your injuries from those responsible. Due to the complexity of these claims, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal counsel who can assertively pursue damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of rehabilitation, disability or disfigurement
Far too often, motorcycle crashes end in death. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you may pursue a wrongful death case against the responsible party.
Contact Our New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck or lost a loved one in a fatal crash, our New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Please call Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC today at (732) 617-8050 to discuss your case for free. We welcome clients from Newark and Jersey City.
Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that unless we help you obtain a successful outcome for your claim, you owe us nothing.