Motorcycle accidents can be devastating. The injuries sustained in these collisions are often serious, life-threatening, or fatal. Sadly, the driver of the motorcycle is often not the one to blame.
Following an accident, whether you are the victim or a family member, you may feel confused about what you should do next. Insurance companies may be pressuring you to settle, while others are advising you to take legal action. Realistically, calling a Trenton, New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer may be in your best interest. In doing so you can ensure you explore all of your options. Call Davis & Brusca, LLC for a complimentary case review.
Causes of a Motorcycle Accident
The first step in a motorcycle accident claim will be to determine what or who caused the collision. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have handled a large number of cases that involved all types of causes including:
Defective Parts Claims
Although a majority of crashes involve driver or rider negligence, some are the result of a defective motorcycle part. When this is true, the rider can lose control and crash the bike. Each Trenton, NJ motorcycle accident lawyer has recovered compensation for people who have had a defective motorcycle part including:
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple broken bones, paralysis, and more. Many of these injuries are life-changing and require ongoing medical treatment that can cost thousands of dollars.
Compensation for your losses including medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of earning capacity, pain, emotional anguish, and more may be available.
Let a Trenton, NJ Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Get Fair and Just Settlement
For decades we have been helping victims of motorcycle accidents recover their losses and regain the ability to focus on optimal healing and recovery. Having won millions in damages, we are skilled, experienced, and confident in our legal abilities. To schedule an appointment with a motorcycle accident lawyer Trenton, NJ clients recommend you can count on, call Davis & Brusca, LLC today.
Those who drive motorcycles as a means of transportation or for leisure do not expect to find themselves hit by a car while riding. Many come to Davis & Brusca, LLC to discuss their case about recovering compensation from the liable party. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Trenton, NJ have seen many, many cases over the years. We know that these types of personal injury cases can be very stressful, but we also know how important it is to secure financial compensation after a very serious injury.
Unfortunately, people who ride motorcycles are vulnerable and lack the protections one would find while riding in a car. This makes any accident between a motorcycle and a car even more devastating, with the most severe injuries generally being inflicted on the motorcycle rider.
Common Motorcycle Injuries
Some of the more common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents can include road rash, broken bones, injuries to the lower extremities, traumatic head injuries, and injuries to the spinal cord.
Even if a motorcyclist is impeccably careful while riding, they risk being hit by a driver who is either on their phone, not paying attention, not using their mirrors, or not remembering to look over their shoulder before turning. A distracted or negligent driver may be held financially accountable for causing a negative impact on your everyday life.
Immediately after an accident, you should see your doctor so they can assess your injuries and document them. Without this documentation, it can be very difficult to prove in a claim that you sustained injuries. When you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer, your lawyer will likely ask for copies of these forms to submit as evidence.
What To Do After an Accident
1) Check your body for any injuries
2) Get out of the street or roadway from other cars
3) Gather information from the driver (name, phone number, car make and model, insurance)
4) Call the Trenton, NJ police
5) File a statement about the incident
6) Talk to nearby witnesses if there are any (and hopefully get their information too)
7) Do not admit fault for the accident
Hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer is another important step to consider after an accident. If you are severely injured and cannot accomplish all of these tasks, a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm may assist you after you’ve received the medical care you need. If you’ve sustained injuries that result in temporary or permanent disability, a lawyer may be able to secure a settlement for you to cover future expenses.
Contact Davis & Brusca, LLC Today
Please call us to receive your first free consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer Trenton, NJ residents know and trust. We have over 20 years of experience representing victims of abuse and negligence, and we’re committed to fighting for the compensation our clients are legally entitled to.
To arrange a free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers in our Trenton, NJ office, contact Davis & Brusca, LLC today.
Do I Have Grounds to File Legal Action Following My Motorcycle Accident?
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be truly disorienting. Whether you’ve been badly hurt or you’re not “too banged up,” you’re likely feeling dazed, frustrated, confused, and full of unanswered questions. For example, you may be wondering whether you can file legal action against the party or parties who caused your accident. It is safe to say that most of the time, when a large vehicle hits a motorcycle, it is the driver of the motor vehicle who is, at least partially, at fault for the collision. Unless the accident was totally or primarily your fault, you likely have grounds to file a legal claim with the responsibly party’s insurance provider and/or a personal injury lawsuit. Speaking with an experienced Trenton, NJ motorcycle accident lawyer at Davis & Brusca as soon as you can following your accident will help to ensure that you understand your legal options and that you can make an informed decision about those options in your own best interest.
How Do I Know if I Have a Case to Make?
Personal injury suits are filed when one party fails to uphold their legal duty to another and that party is harmed as a result of the responsible party’s failure. For example, if a drunk driver hit you while you were out on your motorcycle, they could be held liable for their reckless failure to abide by traffic safety laws. Every accident scenario is different, so you shouldn’t assume anything “for sure” about your case until you’ve spoken with an experienced Trenton, NJ motorcycle accident lawyer. However, chances are that if another party hit you and you weren’t primarily to blame for the accident, you have grounds to file a claim.
With that said, there are some instances in which people are injured in accidents and there is simply no one to blame. If your motorcycle skidded out on a well-maintained road because a wild animal ran in front of your bike and you had to swerve to avoid it or rain made the well-maintained road unusually slick, there may be no one to blame for your injuries. However, if you were struck by a motorist or the road you were riding on was not well-maintained, chances are that you have a case to make.
Legal Assistance Is Available
Instead of “guessing” whether or not you have a case to make, consider allowing us to investigate so that we can advise you of your options in an informed manner. Our experienced Trenton, NJ motorcycle accident lawyer team will speak to you in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation setting first, so there is never any pressure to pursue legal action if that is ultimately not a path you want to take. We look forward to learning more about your collision and about how we can be of assistance to you.