NJ Motorcycle Accident Claim Lawyer

If You’ve Been Injured in a NJ Motorcycle Accident, You Can Rely on the Experienced Legal Team at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman

Although it can be invigorating to ride a motorcycle on the open road, it is also extremely dangerous. Of course, most motorcycle riders are very safe and cautious. Unfortunately, no matter how careful a motorcycle rider is, it still might not be possible to avoid a serious accident when another driver is negligent. Far too many motorcycle accidents are caused by motor vehicle drivers who simply do not believe that motorcycles have the same right to the road as cars. Worse yet, motorcycle accidents often result in the most severe injuries because motorcycle riders are unprotected and exposed.

The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman is a client-oriented firm that places a special emphasis on personal injury law. We are passionate about helping motorcycle accident victims as well as people injured in car accidents throughout New Jersey, including Camden County, Burlington County, and Cumberland County. That’s why our legal team will explore every avenue when representing you and do whatever it takes to maximize your compensation. Call us today to discuss your motorcycle accident case with a member of our litigation team.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Camden County, NJ

Since motorcycles are less stable than standard motor vehicles, motorcycle riders face a number of dangers. Some of the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents in New Jersey include:

Road defects: Potholes are a major concern for motorcycle riders because motorcycles are less stable than cars. Other common road defects include oil slicks, puddles, uneven pavement, and debris.
Drunk driving: Intoxicated motorists pose a special threat to motorcycle riders because motorcycles are small and somewhat difficult to see on the road.
Speeding: Speeding motorists are especially dangerous for motorcycle riders because motorcycle bodies do not afford riders much protection in the event of a crash.
Failure to yield: Many motorists don’t think that they need to yield to motorcycles because they have a skewed perception of the rules of the road.
Sharp or sudden curves in road: The local municipality has an obligation to provide adequate warnings about dangerous conditions on the road.
Animal in road: Motorcycle riders may have a difficult time swerving to avoid an animal crossing in the road.
Equipment failure: Motorcycle defects can lead to brake failure, a stalled engine, or a flat tire. If a defective motorcycle part or accessory caused your motorcycle accident, you might be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer.

Motorcycle Accident Law in New Jersey

N.J.S.A. 39:6A-8 gives operators of cars and motorcycles the right to sue for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The appropriate standard of care for drivers is measured by what a “reasonably prudent person” would do in similar circumstances. Negligent drivers who fail to meet this standard of care can be held liable for injuries suffered by motorcycle riders in collisions.

All motorcycle riders on New Jersey roads are required to wear a helmet. If you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your motorcycle accident, this could affect your claim; however, you will still have the right to file a claim for damages in accordance with comparative negligence law. New Jersey is a “comparative negligence” state, which means that injured motorcycle riders are allowed to recover partial damages even if they were partially at fault in the accident.

Winning a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Camden County

It is crucial for your attorney to determine exactly who needs to be sued for your motorcycle accident injuries. For example, if the other driver was operating a vehicle while on the job, it might be possible to sue the driver’s employer.

It is also important for your attorney to make sure that you actually get the money you deserve. Many times, settlement money in motorcycle accident cases is used to pay back liens for medical treatment that has already been rendered. However, this ignores the possibility that you will need money for additional medical treatment in the future. That’s why it is important for your attorney to make sure that any settlement money you receive ends up where it belongs: in your pocket.

Contact a Cherry Hill Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Craig Altman and the other skilled attorneys at our firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. Additionally, there are never any upfront fees when we represent you because we handle motorcycle accident cases on a contingency basis. Call or email us today to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment at our offices in Vineland or Pennsauken.

 

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If you’ve been injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the Law Firm of Craig. A. Altman will help you. Our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers know what it takes to get you a large financial settlement. You can call us 24 hours a day at 215-569-4488, or you can use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

If we don’t secure a recovery for you, you don’t owe us a dime.

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(215) 569-4488


NJ PHONE:

(856) 327-8899

Philadelphia, PA

19 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA
19103

Vineland, NJ

1173 E Landis Ave Suite 103 Vineland, NJ
08360

Pennsauken, NJ

6951 North Park Drive Pennsauken, NJ
08109