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New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Catastrophic and life-changing injuries and exceptionally high medical bills are often the burdens a motorcycle accident victim must face.
New Jersey insurance laws are not favorable to motorcycle accident victims. If you have been involved in one of these accidents and do not have proper legal representation, you could be facing many hardships from this event.
We understand the hardships that this kind of accident can bring. We also understand the battle you are facing against the insurance company. We level the playing field by providing aggressive legal representation for our clients.
Call Rosengard Law Group for a FREE consultation regarding your motorcycle accident and injuries. Speak with a knowledgeable New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney to determine what steps you can take to file a compensation claim. Call 856.284.6446 today.
What will Rosengard Law Group’s New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers do for me?
Recovering compensation for a motorcycle accident victim in New Jersey is a complex issue. If you have been injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, you will need an experienced attorney to navigate the case.
Rosengard Law Firm will build a solid case for your motorcycle accident claim by:
- Gathering and reviewing all the evidence from the scene of the accident including the police report and video coverage of the accident
- Investigating the other driver to identify patterns in driving behaviors that may be relevant to the success of your case
- Hiring accident reconstruction experts to help determine fault in the accident
- Reviewing your medical records and speaking with medical experts to show how your injuries are directly related to the motorcycle accident
- Requesting information and evidence from other drivers to help strengthen your case
- Speaking with a variety of experts, including medical experts, about your accident and injuries
- Managing all interactions with the insurance companies and starting the negotiation process
- Preparing and sending the demand letter asking for the maximum compensation for you and your family
- Preparing to go to trial if our settlement demands are not met
We manage all areas of your claim so that you can focus on your recovery and rebuilding your life after the accident.
Who can be held liable in a motorcycle accident?
owners, drivers, and employers
The owner of a vehicle, the driver, or the employer if the vehicle was in company use at the time of the accident may be held liable for your accident. We will research who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, and for what purpose, so we can seek compensation from all of the parties involved.
We will determine through our investigation if the accident was the fault of a defective vehicle: either the motorcycle or the other car. This may be difficult to prove, but if a defect is found to be the cause of the accident, the manufacturer of that vehicle can be held liable for your losses.
In some cases, government agencies can be held liable for the accident. If it can be shown that the road design or improper maintenance of the road led to the accident, you may be able to claim against these agencies for compensation.
Claiming against a government agency can be a challenge. However, our NJ motorcycle accident lawyers have the skills to navigate through the red tape of government agencies and hold them responsible if they are the cause of your motorcycle accident.
Does motorcycle insurance cover medical bills?
It is crucial to understand that New Jersey insurance laws are not favorable to motorcyclists or to motorcycle crashes.
Under New Jersey insurance laws, injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are NOT covered by motorcycle insurance policies or the PIP coverage from your automobile policy.
What Does This Lack of Medical Coverage Mean to Me?
When you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey and have sustained injuries, you will only have three options for coverage for your medical care.
1. You can pay for your medical care at the time of service. Since most motorcycle injuries are often extensive, the cost for your medical care should also be expected to be extensive. Emergency room care, potential surgeries, and testing could run into the tens of thousands of dollars just for the first 24 hours of your care. Since most people do not have this amount of money just sitting in their checking accounts, you will most likely need another option.
2. You can have the medical care covered by your health insurance. If you have personal health insurance coverage, these injuries can be covered by the policy. However, all of your medical care will be subjected to the terms and limits of your policy. This means you will have to pay upfront for your deductibles, co-pays, and out-of-network fees if your policy does not cover the staff on hand that day. Again, this could be thousands of dollars upfront, and not many people have that available.
3. You can request that the hospital, doctors, and all other medical care providers treating your injuries place a lien against your motorcycle accident lawsuit for payment of these services. You will need to have a motorcycle accident lawyer on retainer for this type of payment program. Most hospitals and doctors are accustomed to this type of payment situation, especially in relation to motorcycle accidents. They will be willing to provide your care and get paid when your case settles.
If you do not know how you are going to cover the cost of your medical care from a motorcycle accident, call Rosengard Law Group, and speak to one of our NJ motorcycle accident attorneys today.
We understand how debilitating these accidents can be for motorcyclists, and we can even come to the hospital or your home for your case evaluation.
What are the common causes for motorcycle accidents in New Jersey?
Like any other accident that happens on New Jersey roadways, there are many different reasons that a motorcycle accident can occur.
However, it has been our experience that the following reasons are the most common events that lead to a motorcycle collisions:
- Failure to see the motorcycle when entering the road
- Failure to see motorcycle during a lane change or while merging
- Excessive speed
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
Many motorcycle accidents are a result of the other driver failing to obey traffic laws, and this is not hard to prove.
What compensation is available for motorcycle accident victims in New Jersey?
Your life may never be the same again after a motorcycle accident. These accidents often cause catastrophic injuries that can impair your abilities. These accidents can also cause significant financial hardships.
The attorneys at Rosengard Law Group will aggressively fight for your rights to receive compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries.
Based on the facts of your case, you may be eligible to receive one or more of the following types of compensation for your losses:
- Medical Expenses – Current and Future
- Lost Wages and Benefits – Current and Future
- Lost Earning Capacity
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Consortium
What Is The Motorcycle Accident Claim Process?
As soon as you sign the retainer agreement with your NJ motorcycle accident attorney for legal representation, the claims process will begin. It will follow these steps until your case is settled or goes to trial.
- We will contact all of your medical care providers. At this time, we will arrange for liens for your medical care against your case. This will ensure that you continue to receive the care you need for your injuries. It also protects you from being harassed for payment for these services. At this same time, your attorney will also request a copy of all your medical records relating to the injuries.
- We will review the accident report, review witness testimony, and gather information from the site of the accident so that fault for the event can be established.
- Your attorney will draft a Demand Letter to send to the insurance company. This demand will be for compensation for your injuries and losses. These initial demand letters are never answered favorably. When the answer is received, the attorney will file a lawsuit against the insurance company on your behalf.
- Next, the discovery process will begin. During this time, your attorney will begin gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses and experts, and building your case to go to trial. During this time, the injured party may be interviewed by the attorney for the responsible party.
- Negotiations will begin between the attorney on your behalf and the insurance company. As more information comes to light during the discovery process, the more leverage your attorney will have to use against the insurance company to get a fair settlement offer.
- If the insurance company offers a fair settlement offer, you will be notified, and if you choose to accept the offer, the case will settle and close.
- If a fair settlement cannot be reached during the negotiations, your attorney will prepare to take your case to trial. The judge and jury will then make the final decision for the amount of your settlement. Most insurers try to avoid going to court of new jersey because juries almost always favor the injured party.
What should I do after a motorcycle accident?
The steps you take after a motorcycle accident can have an impact on your case. We know how devastating these accidents can be, so we encourage you to take the following steps after an accident.
Ensure your safety
Motorcycle accidents can be very dangerous, even after the event has occurred. Because of the construction of a motorcycle, the gas tank presents a great risk of fire or explosion after the accident. If possible, make sure you are a safe distance away from the vehicle after the accident occurs.
Report the accident
Inform the police that there was an accident. The accident report will play a significant role in establishing fault in your case. It will also provide information on witnesses and contact information for the other party.
Seek immediate medical care
Even if you believe that you have minor injuries from the motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention. Some minor injuries manifest as much more severe injuries at a later time. For example, a headache you think may be from the stress of the accident may actually be a concussion. Protect your health and have a full examination so all injuries can be addressed quickly.
What if I am partially responsible for the accident?
Under New Jersey law, you can make a claim for compensation if you are less than 50 percent responsible for an accident. However, your compensation package will be reduced by the percentage you were found responsible for.
How should I choose a New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer?
It is important to understand that not all personal injury attorneys have the same knowledge and experience. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have been injured, you will need to work with an attorney with the right experience for the case.
Motorcycle accidents are different from car accident cases. These cases can be very complex, and without the right knowledge on how to manage this type of case, the outcome of the case could be affected.
It is also important to remember that there are some biases against people who drive a motorcycle. Many people believe that this is a risky form of transportation and, therefore, any accident is the result of the motorcycle driver.
Rosengard Law Group understands these biases and knows how to fight them. We will not concede to insurers acting unfairly to an injury victim just because they were legally operating a motorcycle. We will fight hard to protect your rights and to secure the maximum compensation package for you.
See Also: Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Speak with a New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer today
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you must act quickly to protect your rights, because New Jersey insurance laws do not provide motorcyclists with the same protections as accident victims in a passenger vehicle.
Call Rosengard Law Group for a FREE case evaluation. You will be connected to a lawyer when you call. Protect your rights and call today at 856.284.6446.