You may or may not be surprised to learn this, but the Garden State was one of 18 states where motorcycle fatalities increased last year. In an average year, anywhere between 4,798 and 5,251 people will die nationally from motorcycle accidents. In New Jersey. 80 people were killed in motorcycle crashes last year, compared to 69 the year before. No matter what precautions you may take, you remain at risk of injury due to another driver’s negligence. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, please read on, then contact one of our skilled Morris County motorcycle accident attorneys to learn what you should know about motorcycle accidents in New Jersey.
What injuries are most common from motorcycle accidents in New Jersey?
The list of potential injuries stemming from a motorcycle accident is long and varied. However, the most common are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lower-extremity injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one sustained any of the above-listed afflictions, you should reach out to a skilled Morris County personal injury attorney to discuss your next steps.
What can a Morris County, New Jersey motorcycle accidents attorney do for you?
For the plaintiff to receive any compensation for injuries stemming from a motorcycle accident, he or she will need to prove that he or she was less than 50 percent responsible for the underlying accident. Through witnesses, involved parties, insurance claims adjusters and responding police officers, you will have to prove that the defendant breached a duty of care through negligence or intent, this breach of duty led to the accident and that the accident resulted in real losses and expenses. To do so, you should provide evidence that the defendant was impaired, careless and/or violated traffic laws, which caused the underlying accident.
A qualified legal professional can help obtain and present all these forms of evidence to prove your case in court. Our firm will also make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities as well as give you an honest assessment of your case’s likelihood of success so that you can make informed decisions. Nothing in life is guaranteed, but our firm can help you navigate this convoluted process. Please give us a call today.
CONTACT OUR MORRIS COUNTY FIRM
If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. Contact Lutz Injury Law today.