For many, hopping on a motorcycle can be one of the most elating experiences. With the freedom of riding into the wind comes great responsibility. Nonetheless, there is no accounting for the actions or inactions of others on the road. Without question, a motorcycle accident can be a life-changing experience. In some cases, it might, unfortunately, mean the loss of life of a loved one.
According to the most recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 90,000 people got hurt in motorcycle accidents. Additionally, nearly fifteen percent of all traffic fatalities involved motorcyclists. The numbers speak for themselves.
The Ocean County Law Offices of DiFrancia & DeDona P.C. have substantial experience representing those injured in motorcycle accidents. For those who do survive, injuries are often severe and permanent in nature. They can include catastrophic losses that may necessitate a lifetime of care. There will be concerns about securing medical treatment and money for basic living expenses.
Ocean County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
As you may have guessed, there is a common misconception that places the blame for motorcycle accidents on the biker. However, statistics say otherwise. Here are some common reasons for motorcycle crashes:
- Motor vehicle operator made a left turn in front of the biker
- Intersection accidents
- Driver failed to see or yield to a motorcycle
- One of the vehicle operators was driving while under the influence
- Speed was a factor
- Improper lane changing
- Weather conditions
- Reckless driving
- Road rage
The preceding are just some examples that motorcycle accidents occur. New Jersey law is quite particular when it comes to payment of medical bills for biker injuries. Some victims are surprised to learn that their expenses will not be paid by the party at fault for the accident.
If you or your loved ones have been injured or died as while riding a motorcycle, then it is vital to get in touch with our motorcycle accident lawyers. Our job is to secure compensation on your behalf and provide you with legal advocacy.