Jersey City Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Bhatt Law Group has extensive experience in helping injury New Jersey residents receive compensation after a serious Jersey City car accident or other vehicle injury, including personal injury cases involving motorcycle accidents. We have helped people in New Jersey since 2006 fight for the compensation that they deserve for their accident injuries.
Severity of Motorcycle Crashes
According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, motorcyclists are around 26 times more likely to die in a vehicle accident than car passengers and are five times more likely to be injured. Between 2009 and 2013 there were 13,000 accidents involving motorcycles in New Jersey. On average, there are 70 fatalities and 2,000 injuries every year in New Jersey because of motorcycle accidents.
This issue is a nationwide concern. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with the U.S. Department of Transportation, which records crash data involving motorcycles annually, nearly 4,668 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2013 and 88,000 suffered serious injuries. Additionally, NHTSA reports that from 2004 to 2013 the number of fatalities in motorcycle crashes rose 16 percent.
Motorcyclists are at a severe disadvantage when they collide with other vehicles despite safety precautions such as helmets and safe riding practices. Motorcyclists are the most unprotected drivers, and fatalities often involve head-on collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles. These crashes usually occur when a vehicle suddenly swerves into oncoming traffic and crashes head-on with an oncoming motorcycle. The results are catastrophic and often deadly. The motorcyclist may suffer from injuries ranging from brain damage, paralysis, compound fractures, and third-degree burns.
Claims for Motorcycle Accidents
If you’re a motorcyclist and you’ve been injured in a crash, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
At Bhatt Law Group we will conduct an extensive investigation into your case and consult with medical and occupational professionals to establish the losses that you have suffered. This investigation includes gathering evidence regarding the nature of any disabilities caused by the accident, the need for long-term rehabilitation or reconstructive surgery, the amount of earnings that you may have lost, and even the cost of lifetime care. We can also help you if you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. You may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the driver who was at fault.
How our Jersey City Motorcycle Injury Lawyers Can Help
Motorcycle riders are among the most vulnerable drivers on roads. Drivers of cars and other vehicles often fail to see motorcyclists or drive in a negligent way that place them at risk. Sadly, when a motorcycle accident happens, it often results in severe and disabling injuries or death simply because bike riders do not have the same physical protection as other vehicles.
The Jersey City injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group have years of combined experience in personal injury cases, and we know your future is at stake. We can help you every step of the way with pursuing your motorcycle accident claim. Don’t hesitate to call us at (201) 798-8000 for a free consultation.