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Why Are Motorcycle Accidents More Dangerous Than Car Wrecks?

Motorcycle Accidents Can Lead to Serious Injuries Motorcycle riders face a higher level of risk on the road, and if they are involved in a wreck, these individuals often incur injuries that are more severe than those caused in an automotive accident. Most motorcyclists tend to be more safety conscience as they travel, but there are times when accidents are unavoidable due to driver negligence. Here are some of the reasons why motorcycle accidents are more dangerous than other crashes. Motorcycle Riders Experience More Injuries and Death Motorcycle accidents can have severe or deadly consequences. With a motorcycle, you do not have the same safety features as an automobile provides. When you are driving on a bike, you are exposed to other vehicles and obstacles. Motorcyclists are 28 times... read more

Sharing the Road With Unfriendly Drivers

How Motorcyclists Can Share the Road With Unfriendly Drivers While hitting the open road on a motorcycle can be exhilarating, many bikers quickly learn how many hazards await in the form of inconsiderate car and truck drivers. Drivers who show little or no regard for the motorcyclists that they encounter often cause serious accidents. A sobering fact for many New Jersey bikers is that a motorcycle crash carries an 82% chance of causing injuries. Consequences of Unfriendly Drivers New Jersey statistics estimate that over 2,000 crashes involving motorcycles happen in the average year. Depending on the injuries, a biker might have to live with consequences ranging from health care bills to missed work time to emotional trauma. The extent of injuries these crashes cause is one reason why a... read more

Tips to Reduce Your Risk of an Accident

Make Your Safety a Priority While Riding In 2016, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely to die in an accident compared to those riding in passenger vehicles. You're also far more likely to get hurt while riding a motorcycle compared to being in a car. However, motorcyclists may be able to lower the risk of getting into an accident by staying aware of surroundings at all times. Never Assume That Drivers See You One of the most important things to remember when riding a motorcycle is that other drivers may not be able to see you. Therefore, it is your responsibility to check for cars before going through an intersection, changing lanes or turning onto a different road. By practicing defensive riding techniques, you may give yourself more time... read more

What Precipitates Motorcycle Crashes?

Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen? Between 2012 and 2016, nearly 12,000 New Jersey motorcyclists were involved in crashes that resulted in injury or loss of life. The Garden State has an abundance of scenic byways that are perfect for an exhilarating motorcycle spin, but accidents can and do happen. If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, seek the medical attention you need, and when you’re able, arrange to speak with an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer who may be able to help you determine proximate cause so that you can receive compensation. Left-Hand Turns Motorcyclists get an unfair rap when it comes to mishaps on the road. They’re often assumed to be the negligent party in any collisions in which they become involved. In fact, according to a 2013 study... read more

Representing Yourself in a Motorcycle Accident is a Mistake

The Downside of Representing Yourself in a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Despite a decrease in the number of fatal motorcycle accidents nationally in recent years, New Jersey has had a troubling increase in serious motorcycle accidents. In 2017 alone, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes increased by 15 percent. If you have suffered an injury in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, you may have a valid claim for damages. While it may be tempting to represent yourself in your injury lawsuit, the reality is you could risk missing out on recovering compensation for your injuries due to a technical error or similar mistake. Here are a few of the pitfalls in handling a case on your own. Your Investigation Might Miss Something Investigating the facts of a motorcycle crash is... read more