The aftermath of being hurt in a motorcycle crash can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. For more than 40 years, Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman have successfully represented injury victims of motorcycle accidents throughout the state of New Jersey, including Jersey City, West Milford, Jefferson, Newfoundland, Vernon, and Kinnelon. Our experienced motorcycle lawyers are dedicated to making things right for injured victims and helping them recover maximum compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Injuries Sustained In Motorcycle Accidents
Due to the lack of protection surrounding them, motorcycle accident victims often sustain catastrophic injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Road rash
- Head, neck, and spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Psychological injuries, such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression
These types of injuries often require costly surgeries, hospital stays, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care. They can significantly impact an injured victim’s quality of life and ability to earn a living.
Motorcycle Accident Fatalities
Motorcyclists are also more vulnerable to being killed in motor vehicle crashes. In fact, they are 26 times more likely to die in traffic accidents than occupants of other vehicles and five times more likely to be injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you’ve lost a loved one in a crash, our motorcycle lawyers can evaluate your case and determine whether you have a potential wrongful death claim.
Proving Fault In Motorcycle Accident Cases
Most motorcyclists ride safely and are courteous and attentive. However, bikers are often portrayed as reckless or unsafe, even though most motorcycle accidents are caused by other negligent drivers who fail to see motorcyclists on the road. Our skilled legal team is well-versed in collecting and presenting evidence that helps prove the other driver was at fault. Analyzing points of impact, skid marks, property damage, police reports, medical records, and witness statements can help us put together the pieces of the puzzle and substantiate the facts of your claim. We often consult with professional accident reconstructionists who provide valuable expert testimony about how the accident may have occurred.
Recovering Damages And Dealing With Insurance Issues
Motorcycle insurance policies in New Jersey typically don’t include no-fault medical benefits, which are required for other motor vehicle polices. Sometimes, your car insurance policy may provide uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits, which enables you to recover compensation in excess of the negligent driver’s insurance coverage. In addition to pursuing compensation from the at-fault party, we determine which type of coverage you carry and pursue all possible sources of compensation to maximize your recovery.
What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident
Following an accident, you may feel disoriented and upset, but there are important steps you can take to protect your rights. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, it’s vital to:
- Call 911 and seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Take photos of the scene, your injuries, the motorcycle, and damage to other vehicles
- Obtain contact, insurance, and driver’s license information from all involved motorists
- Collect contact information and statements from any witnesses
- Contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer
Don’t accept a settlement, give a statement, or sign anything from an insurance company without speaking to a qualified motorcycle attorney first. These types of cases are complex, and insurance companies may quickly offer a minimal settlement to an injured victim. Even if an offer seems generous, don’t be fooled. Insurance companies don’t have your best interests at heart, and you may not realize the long-term impact of your injuries and accident-related expenses.
Our motorcycle lawyers know how to accurately value your claim and fight aggressively to help you recover the maximum compensation you need and deserve to protect your health and financial future.
Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help You On The Road To Recovery
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, we can help. At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our caring team is here to support you through the process, help you understand your rights, and act as your staunch advocate. To schedule a free consultation or ask questions, use the chat feature on our website, contact us online or call 201-798-2711 in Jersey City or 973-874-0556 in Newfoundland, New Jersey. Se habla español.