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Motorcyclists: File a claim against dangerous drivers

As a motorcyclist, you know that many times when you're riding, your life is in the hands of other drivers. Someone who isn't paying attention and hits you could cause you serious injuries, disabilities or kill you.

Even if you wear the proper safety gear, your risk of injury or death increases with speed. In New Jersey, the number of crashes involving motorcyclist fatalities are fairly high as well. According to a 2014 report, there were 61 motorcyclists killed, making up 11 percent of the fatalities from traffic accidents that year. The only other accidents that led to more fatalities were car and SUV accidents.

In the state, it's most common for accidents to be single-vehicle crashes, but that doesn't mean multiple-vehicle crashes are unheard of. In fact, 41 percent of all crashes involve more than one vehicle. That could mean colliding with another vehicle that pulls out in front of you or being hit by one that sideswipes you when the driver doesn't notice you in the next lane.

When you're in a crash, the last thing you want to have to worry about is your finances, missing time from work or mounting medical bills. It's the responsibility of the person who caused the accident to cover those costs; you shouldn't even have to think about the expense of your recovery.

You can make a claim against the driver's insurance or the driver directly; our website has more information about how you can obtain the money you need after you suffer a debilitating injury or need to recoup your losses.

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