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Motorcycle Injury Statistics

Important Motorcycle Injury Statistics Every Rider Should Know Motorcycles can be dangerous, but that isn't the whole story. Every rider should understand the unique risks they face and how to reduce them. It's easy for motorcyclists to become numb to the dangers of riding. After all, the risks of riding a motorcycle are a given. Still, it is important to understand the motorcycle injury statistics behind motorcycle accidents as many are the result of human error and can be avoided. Accidents by Motorcycle Type Engine size and motorcycle type make a big difference when it comes to the risk and severity of accidents. Motorcycles can be classified as cruiser, touring, sport touring, sport, and supersport. This final category accounts for the highest rate of fatal accidents according to the... read more

Is Your Motorcycle Covered by No Fault?

No Fault and Motorcycles Under New Jersey’s No Fault Law, automobile policies provide for payment of a policyholder's accident-related medical expenses without regard to fault. These medical benefits are referred to as personal injury protection benefits or PIP. Unfortunately, there are no PIP benefits available under either your automobile or motorcycle policies for injuries sustained while operating a motorcycle, even if you are injured on your motorcycle as a result of a collision with an automobile insured under No Fault. Contact a NJ motorcycle lawyer for help if you were injured in a motorcycle accident in NJ. Since motorcycles are excluded from No-Fault coverage, the rider must look to alternative sources to pay their medical bills such as Medicare, HMOs or union plans, many of which either exclude motorcycles... read more

Actions That Can Affect Your Motorcycle Accident Case

How Modified Comparative Negligence Affects Your Motorcycle Injury Claim Find out how the New Jersey modified comparative negligence doctrine can limit or bar you from recovering compensation after a motorcycle accident. Understanding how negligence laws work is essential to a successful motorcycle injury claim. There are several types of negligence laws used in the United States. Modified comparative negligence is the most common, and it's the system used in New Jersey. Under New Jersey's modified comparative negligence laws, you will be barred from recovering compensation in an accident if your own negligence exceeds that of the other parties. This means your actions leading up to or even after the accident can significantly affect your case. How Modified Comparative Negligence Works The Comparative Negligence Act in New Jersey allows juries... read more

What Can an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do for You?

Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer More than 80,000 Americans a year are injured in motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to be proactive when it comes to protecting your legal rights and interests. This includes understanding the importance of retaining the professional services of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents With Passenger Automobiles There exist some types of motorcycle accidents that are more common than others. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents involving a passenger car include: An inattentive car driver A speeding car driver An impaired car driver An inappropriate left turn by car driver Texting and driving Talking on the phone while driving Compensation in a New Jersey Motorcycle... read more

What to Expect in Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits If you have recently been involved in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, a motorcycle accident lawsuit may help you cover any expenses not paid by the insurance company. Filing a Lawsuit After a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident A motorcycle accident may result in significant personal injuries, lost wages while you recover, and repairs related to vehicle or property damage. This can be a physically, emotionally, and financially grueling experience. If you have a case, our New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney, Jerry Friedman, can file a lawsuit on your behalf and try and help you move past this devastating event so that you can get your life back on track. Include Costs That Go Beyond Insurance Payments Many motorcyclists who are involved in a collision or... read more