New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Experienced Injury Lawyer Fights for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Middlesex County, Mercer County, Union County, Ocean County and Burlington County, NJ
Motorcycle accident victims are unusually susceptible to the risk of sustaining serious injuries on the road. Riders lack the benefit of seatbelts and even the basic physical barrier of a car or truck. Motorcycle accident victims are approximately 28 times more likely to die in a crash when compared to accident victims in other types of motor vehicles.
This is true despite the fact that most motorcyclists are actually very careful drivers. Contrary to popular belief, riders are statistically less likely to cause an accident than drivers in other types of vehicles.
At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, I fight to get fair compensation for motorcycle accident victims. I have been assisting victims for more than a decade. Using my experience, legal knowledge and track record of success, I will fight to get the most compensation possible for your injuries.
The cost of treating motorcycle accident injuries can be staggering. In many cases, your motorcycle insurance may not cover the costs. Even health insurance has its limits when it comes to serious injuries. If someone else caused your accident, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you understand where to turn for compensation.
If you are recovering from a motorcycle accident and want to learn more about your legal rights, call my office for a free case review today.
Typical Motorcycle Accident Causes
Many common causes of motorcycle accidents mirror the typical causes of any motor vehicle accident. Those include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Driver fatigue
- Drug or alcohol use (DWI/DUI)
- Traffic violations
- Driver aggression
- Bad weather
- Bad road conditions
In motorcycle crash cases, those causes are amplified by the fact that many drivers are simply not watching for smaller motorcycles on the road. Issues more likely to cause motorcycle accidents include:
- Changing lanes without looking
- Failure to yield
- Lane sharing
- Cars making left hand turns without properly checking for motorcycles
Establishing Liability for Compensation After a NJ Motorcycle Accident
Some accident cases are clear cut. In others, especially those involving more serious motorcycle accidents, establishing who caused the accident is more difficult. You need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to both compile the required evidence and present a smart, persuasive case on your behalf.
At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, I always conduct my own investigation into the details of your accident. Potentially valuable evidence to support your claim might include:
- Witness testimony
- Video surveillance footage, which is much more commonly available than in the past
- Cell phone records if the at-fault driver may have been using a phone at the time of the accident
- Expert testimony from accident reconstruction specialists
- Toxicology reports if drug or alcohol use is suspected
- Computer data from newer model vehicles
- Vehicle maintenance records
Parties to an accident are often reluctant to simply hand this evidence over. As an experienced trial lawyer, I have the tools needed to obtain this information to use on your behalf.
Your Right to Fair Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accident injuries are usually serious. They can include serious head trauma, paralysis, broken bones, internal damage, and serious burns. Many crash victims even lose their lives.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that someone else caused, the first step is to compile enough information to make a claim with the insurance company. Because insurance companies rarely pay the amount of initial demand, your lawyer will then use the evidence gathered in your case to reach a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to provide an acceptable compensation award, we proceed to court to fight for your rights.
In any motorcycle accident case, you may have the right to financial compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and salary
- Loss of your ability to earn a living in the future
- Long-term care needs
- Rehabilitative care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of your loved one’s company and other damages for wrongful death
Even if you are expected to make a full recovery, serious injuries cause both physical pain and financial loss. At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, I fight to minimize the damage. Financial compensation cannot make you whole again, but it can help you get the best treatment available.
I provide all of my clients with a free case review and the benefit of my honest legal opinion. You may have many options for recovering money after a motorcycle accident, but you have to take action in order to get fair compensation. To learn more about what an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can do in your case, contact my office today.
Contact a Knowledgeable Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Woodbridge, NJ Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, getting legal help probably is not your biggest concern. It never hurts to speak with an experienced lawyer about your options when you are ready. If you do decide to proceed, I can begin gathering the evidence while it is fresh to give you the best chance of recovering maximum compensation.
I will evaluate your case for free and can even meet you in the hospital or at home if you are not ready to travel to my office.
Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents
It depends entirely on your coverage. Coverage limits on many motorcycle insurance policies are much lower than the cost of your injuries (New Jersey drivers need only carry $15,000 in coverage). Motorcycle insurance policies do offer uninsured/underinsured coverage of up to $250,000. These policies will pay out if someone else caused your accident, but their insurance is not enough to cover your claim. Your lawyer’s job is to identify all possible sources of insurance compensation and work to get you the compensation you need.
Sometimes. Some health insurance policies exclude motorcycle accident injuries from coverage. It would depend upon the specific terms of your policy. Even if your health insurance does provide generous coverage, health insurance usually will not cover everything. Deductibles and copays can add up, and your insurance provides no coverage for pain and suffering, lost wages and other out-of-pocket costs.