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How Motorcycle Accidents Occur in New Jersey

Motorcycle AccidentOne major cause for motorcycle accidents is an error by another driver on the road, accounting for approximately 95% of all motorcycle accidents. Often times, drivers of automobiles are not paying attention and do not see the motorcycle prior to the accident occurring. As a result of the smaller size of motorcycles, they are often lost in the driver’s blind spot.

The most common type of motorcycle accident occurs when the motorcycle is riding straight down the road and a car is turning left in front of the oncoming motorcycle. Motorcycle riders must be ever vigilant. Sometimes single bike accidents occur as a result of the configuration of the motorcycle and their two wheels. They are much more likely to skid and slide than a regular four-wheel automobile. Many times the single bike accidents occur during poor weather, windy roads or on roads that are poorly maintained.

Over 5,000 people die in motorcycle accidents each year in the U.S. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are a somewhat common occurrence and anyone who rides or owns a motorcycle must be extremely careful and keep safety in mind at all times while riding. Motorcycles represent only 2% of all registered vehicles in the United States, but they are involved in 5% of highway fatalities and 14% of all traffic accidents.

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

During a motorcycle accident, the motorcycle driver can be thrown from his or her bike and incur significant blunt force trauma to his or her skull. This is one of the reasons why it is imperative to wear a protective helmet when operating a motorcycle in New Jersey. When operating a motorcycle, the bike rider is completely exposed. As a result of a motorcycle accident, the rider can suffer injuries to his or her head, arms, legs and other body parts. Arms and legs are often broken either from impact of the collision or from the bike falling to the ground. The most common types of injuries caused in motorcycle accidents in New Jersey include the following:

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In order to recover damages (monetary compensation) for an accident involving a motorcycle, you are required to prove that the driver of the other vehicle acted negligently. If in fact you are able to do so, you may have a claim for a wide variety of damages which may include, but are not limited to, the following:

The New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Villani & DeLuca believe that taking prompt action immediately after a motorcycle accident is key to a successful recovery for injuries sustained.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should immediately contact the police to report the event, even if you believe the accident to be minor. You should seek immediate medical attention even if the injuries are not outwardly obvious. You should also take photos of the accident scene, if at all possible. You should gather witness information, including contact information. Thereafter, you should contact an experienced New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney to determine your options for proceeding with a claim under New Jersey law.

Hurt in a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident?

Some of the attorneys of Villani & DeLuca have been New Jersey motorcycle riders for years. As such, they are familiar with the complexities of operating a motorcycle and can understand how crashes can happen. If you have been recently injured in a motorcycle accident while on the roads of new Jersey, you should get help today. Call the New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Villani & DeLuca for a free, no obligation consultation. In the event you choose to retain Villani & DeLuca to pursue your personal injury claim, we won’t collect any money from you unless we succeed in getting you the compensation you deserve.