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What to Do When an Accident Is Caused By a Defective Bike Part

Handling Motorcycle Accidents Caused By Defective Bike Parts Defective bike parts and poor bike design may be the reason that you were involved in a motorcycle accident since even one defective part can cause you to lose control of the motorcycle. In 2015, more than 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents, a small percentage of which were caused by defective parts. Our law firm is experienced in representing motorcycle accident cases that involve defective parts, which means that we can help you obtain the compensation you're owed. Common Defects That Cause Motorcycle Accidents Whether the mechanic who you recently took your bike to provided poor repair work or the manufacturer placed a defective part on the motorcycle, there are many defects that can cause motorcycle accidents. These accidents can... read more

Motorcyclists Face Many Hazards on the Road

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Calls Attention to Hazards on the Road Every May, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month focuses on keeping riders safe on the road. It is a good idea for both drivers and bikers to refresh their knowledge of safety precautions. Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable on the road as they are 28 times more likely to die than car occupants in an accident. Drivers of All Vehicles Should Be Careful With the start of summer, many bikers are out to enjoy the warm temperatures and beautiful weather. Drivers need to use extreme caution when they are close to a motorcycle on the street. While drivers on the road need to be more cautious, it is also the responsibility of motorcyclist to take some safety precautions as well. With... read more

Distracted Driving Puts Motorcyclists at Risk

Distracted Driving and Motorcycle Crashes According to one study, drivers today are almost 60% more likely to use their phones behind the wheel, be it for talking or texting. Despite public awareness campaigns and law enforcement initiatives, distracted driving is becoming even more common—and dangerous—in New Jersey. While motorcyclists may find it difficult to use a phone and operate a bike at the same time, far too many car and truck drivers get behind the wheel and continue to talk, surf and text while driving. More Drivers Distracted Behind the Wheel When drivers are distracted, the consequences can be deadly. Deaths due to motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle crashes, rose to over 40,000 in 2015, 2016 and 2017 after five decades of significantly lower numbers. In fact, every day, at... read more

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