New Jersey car insurance policies operate on a “no fault” basis, meaning anytime a person is injured in a car accident, they are able to turn to their own car insurance provider for compensation for damages like medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, many drivers opt… Read More
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Personal Injury Attorney in Somerville, New Jersey
Motorcycles can serve as a passion, a pastime, and a potential danger. Due to the exposure of motorcycle riders to the elements, other vehicles, and the road itself, motorcycle accidents lead to significantly more injuries and fatalities than car accidents each year. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,586 motorcyclists killed and 92,000 injured in motor vehicle traffic accidents in 2014. To put this in context, motorcyclist fatalities occurred 27 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and motorcyclists were nearly 5 times more likely to be injured. Obviously, as a motorcyclist, you make a decision to ride your bike despite the inherent risks. However, this does not mean that you should be held responsible if someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a motor vehicle accident.
At The Law Office of Brian Levine, our practice is built on personalized, attentive client service and unparalleled representation. Our founder, personal injury attorney Brian J. Levine, has been obtaining millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured victims and their families in Somerset and Hunterdon counties and throughout New Jersey for nearly 30 years. He is among the select few attorneys in the state who are Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Civil Trial Attorneys and his experience working on both sides of personal injury cases informs his strategies for achieving maximum compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured or suffered wrongful death resulting from a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, contact the Somerville law offices of Brian Levine at 908-524-0123 for a cost-free consultation. Mr. Levine will listen to your specific situation, answer your questions, and outline your available legal options.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer in Bridgewater NJ
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents often result in far more severe and traumatic injuries than those involving cars, as motorcyclists do not have the benefits of seat belts, airbags, and the structure of a vehicle to prevent them from being thrown from their motorcycle. When these accidents do occur, injuries can be extensive and far-reaching. Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries
Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
Fractures and broken bones
Loss of limbs
Road rash and skin burns
Muscle strains or sprains
Scarring or disfigurement
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can involve other cars, trucks, bicycles, or motorcycles, or they can occur when a single motorcycle rider comes across dangerous weather changes, road conditions, or other factors. According to the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, more than 50 percent of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections, and more than two-thirds occur when the other driver does not see the motorcycle. Some of the most common contributors to motorcycle accidents include:
Motorcycle product defects (may involve design or manufacturing)
Pursuing Damages After Your Motorcycle Accident
When pursuing compensation after your motorcycle accident, you can claim damages for a variety of the accident’s effects. These include:
Medical expenses and the costs of future medical care
Necessary accommodations such as wheelchair ramps
Loss of income while recovering, and potentially long-term if you suffered a permanent injury
Damage to your property
Damages vary on a case-by-case basis, determined by a number of factors, including the extent of the victim’s injuries and what is known as comparative negligence. Comparative negligence means that if the victim is partially responsible for the accident, they may be entitled to less compensation based on the extent to which they contributed to the accident’s occurrence. Insurance companies often attempt to use comparative negligence to reduce the amount that they will pay, which is why you need a personal injury lawyer who has experience dealing with insurance companies. Mr. Levine’s insider experience with insurance company tactics often allows him to beat them at their own game.
Contact a Hunterdon County NJ Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
We invite you to contact The Law Office of Brian J. Levine, today to schedule a free and confidential consultation regarding your motorcycle accident case. Our law office, based in Somerville, New Jersey, can be reached at 908-524-0123. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but our lawyers are available 24/7. We also operate on contingency model, so you don’t pay a cent until we recover you compensation.
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