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Can Reforming Our Motorcycle Laws Save Lives?

Reform of Motorcycle Laws in the United States According to statistics published by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, casualties due to motorcycle accidents occur at 28 times the rate of casualties due to car accidents. Despite stricter laws regarding motorcycle permits, licensing and safety, motorcycle-related accidents are trending up instead of down. The demand of motorcycle accident victims for legal representation may be at an all-time high, and some people throughout the U.S. are calling for motorcycle law reform. The Hurt Report Proponents of motorcycle law reform are calling for a new safety study, and even many New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys agree. After all, most current law is founded on the Hurt Report, which was conducted in Los Angeles in 1981. That means legal decisions are... 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

Most Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

4 Most Common Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries Motorcyclists are at a far higher risk of serious injuries in an accident than other motorists. Here are the most common injuries among riders. There are almost 88,000 injuries from motorcycle accidents reported every year as well as 5,000 fatalities across the United States. Motorcycle riders are at a higher risk of serious injuries than car drivers as they are not protected by a vehicle. Helmets, motorcycle jackets, and gloves help reduce the risk of injuries, but a motorcycle accident can still be life-threatening. The following are the most prevalent injuries motorcyclists suffer in accidents. Feet and Leg Injuries Many riders are unsurprised to learn that leg and feet injuries are the most common type of injuries in a motorcycle accident.... read more

What Types of Damages Can You Receive After a Motorcycle Accident in New Jersey?

Recouping Losses After a Motorcycle Accident A motorcycle accident can cause physical injuries and significantly disrupt your life. At the very least, having an accident might damage your motorcycle, leaving you without transportation. You may also require medical treatment for bodily injuries sustained in the accident and be forced to take time off from work. When you have an experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, rebuilding your life after a motorcycle accident is possible. In New Jersey, motorcycle accident victims and their families can receive multiple types of compensation. For example, there are economic damages, punitive damages, and even damages associated with pain and suffering. If you're the relative of a person who was severely injured or killed in an accident, you may even be entitled to... read more