New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys: why motorists are at fault
Motorcycle riders often experience severe injuries from crashes for obvious reasons. A motorcycle provides the rider with little protection when hit by another vehicle or thrown from the bike to the pavement. Serious head and spinal injuries, broken bones, and internal injuries are common in such collisions.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Zager Fuchs, P.C. can help you recover fair compensation for your injuries.
Why motorists are often at fault in New Jersey motorcycle accidents
Accidents between a motorcycle and automobile are frequently the fault of the automobile driver. After such an accident, the automobile driver often remarks: “I didn’t see him,” or “He came out of nowhere.” Failure to keep a proper look out and notice the motorcycle is probably the most common type of driver negligence in these accidents.
One example occurs when the automobile and the motorcycle are moving in the same direction in different lanes. The automobile driver changes lanes without seeing the motorcycle and collides with the motorcycle or cuts the motorcycle off causing the rider to lose control. Another common accident situation occurs when the automobile driver makes a left hand turn while a motorcycle is approaching from the opposite direction. The driver does not notice the motorcycle or misjudges its speed. As a result, the driver turns into the motorcycle’s path and strikes the rider.
Road conditions may be a contributing factor
Road conditions such as potholes, poor lighting, and confusing signs are a factor in some motorcycle accidents. This can be true in cases in which the motorcycle is the only vehicle involved in the accident. When road conditions are to blame for the accident, the rider may have a viable claim against the government agency responsible for design and maintenance of the road.
A New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer will protect you from unfair settlement tactics
If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be contacted by an insurance adjuster for the other party. Do not provide a statement or accept a settlement offer without discussing your case with a New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney.
The adjuster’s goal is to close the file as quickly and cheaply as possible, not to help you. To convince you to settle as cheaply as possible, insurer use many tactics such as:
- Making an offer far below what the case is worth.
- Telling you to take it or leave it.
- Delaying settlement until you give up and take whatever is offered because you want to get your case over with.
For help with your motorcycle accident case
At Zager Fuchs, P.C., our New Jersey injury lawyers have handled many motorcycle accident cases. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, so contact us today by phone, email, or completing the form on this page.
Zager Fuchs, P.C.
New Jersey personal injury attorneys
P.O. Box 489
268 Broad Street
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701