New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Serving Clients Injured in Motorcycle Accidents throughout New Jersey

While many people consider driving a motorcycle to be a dangerous proposition, what they may not realize is that the danger often comes from other motorists, and not from the motorcycle rider themselves. The vast majority of motorcycle accidents occur because other drivers do not see the motorcycle, and pull in front of the motorcycle or change lanes into the motorcycle.

In situations where the driver responsible for a motorcycle accident acted recklessly or negligently (i.e. disobeying traffics laws, driving while intoxicated, etc), the injured parties may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional and physical pain and suffering, and other related damages through a motorcycle accident personal injury claim.

At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, we have over 50 years of experience handling personal injury claims of all kinds including motorcycle accident and car accident injury claims for clients in towns throughout New Jersey.

Call our office to discuss your unique needs, concerns, and situation when it comes to any kind of injury resulting from a motorcycle accident or motor vehicle accident in a free and confidential consultation with our legal team today.

Motorcycle Insurance Policies and Injury Claims, New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident as a motorcyclist, it can be particularly difficult to recover full financial compensation for your damages. This is primarily due to how NJ motorcycle insurance policies work, specifically the fact that they do not offer Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance.

This means that you may have very limited coverage through your own motorcycle insurance policy, and may instead have to rely on a personal injury claim against the insurance provider of the party responsible for your motorcycle accident.

For a better understanding of your own motorcycle policy and what exactly it may cover, and how to go about recovering compensation for your injuries and damages, contact our New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys to discuss your situation in a free and confidential consultation.

Partial Fault and Comparative Negligence in New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims

One of the most commonly used tactics by insurance companies during a motorcycle accident claim is to try to assign fault to the injured party. This is because New Jersey comparative negligence laws state that compensation is reduced by the percentage of fault the injured party is determined to have.

Insurance companies may falsely claim that you were driving recklessly, speeding, or failed to obey traffic laws in an attempt to lower the total amount of compensation they will have to pay. This is one of the most important reasons to retain the legal counsel of an experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident injury attorney during the claims process. Your attorney can help protect you from being assigned fault where no fault exists, and ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.

While there are certainly other avenues we may consider to prove another driver was distracted at the time of an accident, our New Jersey injury attorneys will first see if the driver broke a distracted driving law. If a driver has been doing any of the following and caused you or a loved one personal injury, you should have a strong distracted driving accident case.

How are NJ Motorcycle Accidents and Car Accidents Different? Essex County Auto Accident Lawyers

When it comes to car accidents and motorcycle accidents in New Jersey, there are several key differences in the severity of injuries that are often sustained, how insurance policies work for each type of vehicle, and how and when third party personal injury claims can be filed and ultimately succeed.

  • Motorcycle accident injuries are often more severe; bikers are more susceptible to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, loss of limb, and other severe injuries. These injuries can often have lifelong consequences, making it even more important to recover full and fair compensation.
  • Motorcycle insurance is much less comprehensive than auto insurance. Things such as Uninsured Motorist, Underinsured Motorist, and Personal Injury Protection is not available to motorcycle owners. This can complicate the recovery process.
  • The differences between laws regarding cars and motorcycles can be difficult for juries to understand and take into account when coming to a verdict.

These differences are another one of the many reasons that it is highly recommended you consult with an experienced Essex County auto accident lawyer anytime you have been injured in a car accident or motorcycle accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person or party.

Contact our New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers Today

With over 50 years of experience helping clients across throughout New Jersey. The personal injury team of Fredson Statmore Bitterman has the legal knowledge, training, and compassion you need to help you recover compensation in the event of a motorcycle accident.

Our close proximity to Rt. 80, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and Rt. 46 has allowed us to represent and successfully recover compensation for injury victims and their families for a wide variety of car accident, truck accident, and motorcycle accident cases, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you and your family today.

Lead by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, our personal injury team takes all cases on a contingency basis, and we are happy to come to you should your injuries prevent you from meeting with us in our office.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with our firm today to discuss your motorcycle accident injury and your options for recovering financial compensation, please contact us online or through our Bloomfield, NJ office at (973) 777-8600.