The freedom, fun and affordability of motorcycling is leading to an increased number of motorcycles being ridden on our roadways. With these advantages comes a downside; in 2006 alone, nearly 5,000 individuals were killed in motorcycle accidents. Even when collisions are not fatal, they can cause permanent injuries, affecting the victim's ability to work, and the accumulation of significant medical bills related to the treatment of those injuries.
The advice for vehicle occupants involved in a car crash does not always apply for motorcycle riders. Often, in collision, the rider is rendered unconscious or otherwise injured and unable to gather information on other drivers and witnesses. Many insurance companies will not conduct an investigation detailed enough to determine the causes and circumstances of the accident, which can be affected by weather and road factors, as well as defects of the motorcycle and driver error. Shortcomings in investigation can lead to superficial settlements that do not sufficiently consider the actual costs associated with a motorcycle crash and its injuries.
The law offices of Blume Forte have collected more million-dollar settlements than any other personal injury law firm in New Jersey. They represent personal injury victims including those involved in New Jersey motorcycle accident cases.
Often, motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the rider, but are caused by inattentive or inexperienced drivers who do not notice the bike or improperly share the road. In these cases, the injured motorcyclist can seek compensation for their injuries from the responsible parties. Due to the complexity of such cases it is recommended that victims seek the assistance of an experienced NJ traffic accident attorney who has handled numerous motorcycle accident lawsuits. The right lawyer can help investigate the accident and bring in expert witnesses and other strategists to ensure that the case is pursued properly. They can help you seek compensation for physical and psychological injuries, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
If you've been involved in a collision, contact our NJ motorcycle accident attorneys at (973) 635-5400 for your confidential consultation at no cost to you.
If you need to consult a New Jersey personal injury attorney, you need to contact Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. The initial consultation is always free.