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New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has had an injury occur when on a motorcycle, you may be able to hire a personal injury lawyer in New Jersey. While keeping key considerations in mind, you can move forward with filing a claim. Get in touch with Bhatt Law Group today by clicking the link here or calling (201) 798-8000 to begin.

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New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney

We proudly represent injured clients throughout New Jersey

Motorcycle riders suffer injuries as a result of negligence, not “accidents.” Most motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other reckless drivers of cars, lorries, or buses.

Unfortunately, their carelessness results in painful, miserable, and disfiguring harm. Financially, these permanently disabling injuries result in missed wages and mounting debt from unpaid medical costs.

It’s not always easy to determine what caused a motorcycle accident. However, authorities and reckless drivers too frequently accuse motorcycle riders of being the cause of or contributing to a motorcycle collision. The majority of motorcycle riders do, in fact, drive carefully, safely, and cautiously. However, that offers no defense against irresponsible and careless drivers.

Types of Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere or anytime. However, there are a few key injuries that can occur to specific body parts. They are as follows:

  • HeadAll motorcyclists in New Jersey are required by law to wear helmets when riding, regardless of their experience or age. However, the risk of head injury in a motorcycle collision exists even for riders wearing a suitable helmet.

    Helmets can lessen the severity of a head injury, but they can’t always completely shield the brain from harm. Even riders wearing helmets are susceptible to injuries like broken skulls or traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

    Riders may experience long-term health issues like exhaustion and recurrent headaches after suffering a mild TBI, often known as a concussion. Motorcyclists may expect a lifetime of impairment of motorcyclists if they have moderate to severe brain injuries. The cognitive abilities, sensory processing, communication, conduct, and general mental health are typically permanently harmed by severe brain injuries.

  • BackMotorcyclists are frequently thrown from their seats during collisions and strike other vehicles or objects on the road, suffering painful and crippling back injuries such as shattered vertebrae, slipped discs, and bulged discs. Furthermore, many people with back injuries must have one or more procedures to repair the harm a collision has done.

    Unfortunately, surgery does not usually relieve a back injury’s pain and discomfort. Instead, victims typically have to manage their pain for the rest of their lives, which may involve taking habit-forming medicines, getting frequent injections, or getting a pain management device implanted.

  • Spinal CordA motorbike collision might also cause spinal cord damage to other riders. In contrast to other cells in the body, spinal cord cells do not naturally regenerate or heal themselves when they are damaged. As a result, in addition to other symptoms, minor spinal cord injuries can result in swelling, temporary paralysis, and a loss of feeling.

    A permanent loss of sensation in certain body regions and the function of limbs are also possible with more severe injuries. The severity of the injury and where it occurs on the spinal column determine how much a victim of a spinal cord injury loses.

    There is a chance of developing tetraplegia, or complete paralysis from the neck down, in people who sustain cervical spinal injuries in the neck. Furthermore, less functional loss often follows injuries to the lower portions of the spinal column.

    Injuries to the thoracic area, which is in the middle of the spinal column, can, for instance, result in loss of sensation in the arms and trunk as well as paralysis from the waist down. In addition, the financial toll of spinal cord injuries is particularly severe; for some injuries, the first year’s worth of treatment could cost up to $1 million.

  • Road RashIn a traffic collision, motorcyclists risk developing severe road rash. Biker road rash happens when they skid along the road after being ejected from their bike. Clothing and the skin layers beneath it may be burned, torn, or worn away due to friction.

    In addition to heat burns, lacerations, avulsions, and abrasions, severe road rashes also cause avulsions. The risk of life-threatening illnesses increases as road filth and dirt ingrain themselves into the skin.

  • LimbsA rider’s legs may be crushed or pinned under the motorcycle or another vehicle in some motorcycle accidents in New Jersey. As a result, those appendages can stop receiving blood, putting the afflicted at risk of infection and death. Doctors always try their best to revive limbs and restore blood flow, but occasionally their efforts are unsuccessful. In these situations, doctors frequently are forced to amputate the damaged leg, leaving the person in excruciating physical and mental suffering and permanently disabled.

Determining Fault

Motorcycle accidents are subject to the same legal rules as car accidents in terms of who is at fault and how much care was taken. Every driver owes themselves and other road users to drive safely. However, the other vehicle’s driver violated the motorbike rider’s right of way in two-thirds of motorcycle collisions with other vehicles, making them responsible or at blame for the accident.

Motorcycles can be hidden by other cars, the road, the weather, and are more difficult to notice. This is a problem, particularly at junctions, where about 70% of motorcycle-versus-vehicle incidents occur. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle-related collision, reach out to a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney for further assistance.

  • Partial LiabilityDepending on the circumstances, the company owner of the car may have partial liability for the accident if the negligent driver was doing work-related tasks while operating the vehicle or while driving while doing so.

    In some cases, the motorcycle maker might be blamed or held accountable for the collision. For instance, a motorcycle’s front end may become unstable and start to shake due to a manufacturing flaw, especially at higher speeds. In that situation, the motorcycle maker may be financially liable for subsequent injuries.

  • ComplexitiesEvery motorcycle accident in New Jersey is unique, and determining fault can be difficult. The best approach to determine who may be liable to you for injuries you sustained in an incident is to contact a knowledgeable New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.

What to do if You’re Involved in a Crash

If you or a loved one is directly involved in a motorcycle crash, there are some things that must be done.

  • Call 911While calling for aid immediately after an accident may seem like the most apparent course of action, it is crucial to emphasize this. Someone on the site needs to call for an ambulance immediately, whether they are the motorbike rider or just on the scene to see the collision. Medical care is required in all circumstances, even when no one seems injured. After impact, concussions and other unseen injuries are possible.
  • Move Away From the SceneAfter a car collision of any kind, the next thing you should do is get to a safe location, as you and other individuals are likely still on the road if you have just exited a motorbike collision. Being on the road can put you at risk for another collision, particularly if the road is a highway or motorway.
  • Gather EvidenceTake pictures of the accident scene if you can, and gather as much information about the incident as you can. It is safer to get yourself in a safe place first, especially on busy roads, despite some people’s suggestions that you take pictures of the accident before you remove your bike from the site. However, if you know that you have ample time to document the incident with photos, you will have strong proof if you ever need it.
  • Contact an Injury LawyerThe next phase of a car accident is possibly the most terrifying. Following the occurrence, you must notify your insurance provider of the current circumstances. Be careful not to acknowledge blame in the case when providing all pertinent information concerning the accident.

Get in Touch With a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has had an injury occur when on a motorcycle, you may be able to hire a personal injury lawyer in New Jersey. While keeping key considerations in mind, you can move forward with filing a claim. Get in touch with Bhatt Law Group today by clicking the link here or calling (201) 798-8000 to begin.

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Recent Settlements

T-BONE Accident
$2,300,000 Settlement

Our client’s car was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. As a result, she required multiple lumbar spine surgeries. Bhatt Law Group immediately filed a lawsuit and retained experts. Prior to trial and after several depositions, we were able to obtain a settlement on behalf of our client.

Side-Swipe Accident
$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client’s vehicle rolled over several times after being side-swiped by an 18 wheeler. This resulted in significant injuries to his neck and back. Client was unable to return to work because of his injuries. The insurance company contested the liability but after filing suit, serving discovery, and taking depositions, Bhatt Law Group was able to settle this case.

Reckless Driving Accident
$1,750,000 Settlement

Our client was struck by a car that was attempting to make an illegal u-turn. This resulted in significant damage to our client’s car and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client required both back and knee surgery and physical therapy.

Speeding-Related Accident
$1,300,000 Settlement

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to her spine.

Pedestrian Accident
$950,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fractured leg and injuries to her back. This was a difficult liability case but the settlement was obtained as a result of strong settlement negotiations.

Slip and Fall Accident
$825,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a broken ankle.

Rear End Accident
$375,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle in Jersey City. The liability insurance carrier argued low impact with minimal property damage and our client’s age to minimize the extent of his damages. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to his neck and back resulting in multiple injections including a two level lumbar fusion and discectomy surgery. This settlement was the result of strategic preparation and strong settlement negotiations.

Car Accident
$100,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maplewood. The claim had its complexities due to the claimant’s ongoing health issues, prior accident history and age. As a result of the subject accident, our client sustained an aggravation of injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder resulting in a one level discectomy with instrumentation. The bodily insurance carrier tendered its insured’s policy limits prior to the two year statute of limitations and without extensive litigation.

Multi-Vehicle Accident
$75,000 Settlement

Multi-motor vehicle accident involving our client who suffered back injuries requiring injections.

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.

 

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.