What to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Read on to learn more about how motorcycle accidents occur and what to do in the event of an injury.

How do Motorcycle Accidents Occur?

Motorcycles are extremely dangerous. As a result, there are a number of ways that these accidents can occur. While some accidents are due to factors like poor road conditions or faulty motorcycle parts, most accidents are a result of driver negligence. The most common forms of negligence include:

  • Eating while driving
  • Smoking while driving
  • Texting or using an electronic device without hands-free capabilities while driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Navigating directions while driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to check your blind spots
  • Failing to comply with traffic signs, lights, or other rules of the road

What do I do After an Accident Occurs?

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. This can be done by:

  1. Calling 911: The police can file an accident report, interview witnesses, and more.
  2. Documenting the scene: Taking pictures and videos at the scene of the accident is one of the most important things you can do when it comes to a personal injury case.
  3. Obtain witness contacts: If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Be sure to ask for their name and contact information.
  4. Seek medical attention: You should go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility immediately after the accident. Doing so will ensure your injuries are treated by a professional. Additionally, this will provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents/bills.
  5. Contact a dedicated attorney: A personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further evidence for your case. This may include police reports, security camera footage, and more.
  6. Make sure to file on time: In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, contact our firm to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney. We are here to fight for you each step of the way.

Contact our Experienced New Jersey Firm

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.