It is important to do what you can to be safe on the roadways when riding a motorcycle in New Jersey. However, you cannot control the actions of others around you, and you may need to secure assistance from a motorcycle accident lawyer. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work for you today. We will thoroughly investigate your crash and work to secure the compensation you deserve for all injury-related expenses.
The statistics behind motorcycle crashes
Operating and riding as a passenger on a motorcycle comes with risks. While safe riding is possible with an experienced rider, you cannot predict the actions and behaviors of other drivers on the roadway. There were more than 270,000 crashes across New Jersey during the latest reporting year. Out of those, we know there were 84 total motorcyclist fatalities and thousands of motorcyclist injuries.
- Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a crash and five times as likely to be injured.
How do these incidents occur?
Our Trenton motorcycle accident lawyers know that more than half of all motorcycle accidents occur at intersections. More than two-thirds occur when a passenger vehicle driver does not see the motorcyclist.
All too often, passenger vehicle drivers fail to give motorcyclists the respect they deserve on the roadway. Particularly dangerous for motorcyclists are drivers distracted by their cell phones and those who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs.
What are the common injuries?
Motorcyclists in New Jersey are required by law to wear helmets. While helmets do save lives and prevent injuries, they cannot prevent all injuries. Motorcyclists have little protection from the force of a passenger vehicle slamming into them. Nearly all motorcycle crashes result in some sort of injury for a rider or passenger. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries after a motorcycle crash:
- Spinal cord injuries with possible paralysis
- Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or road rash
Each of these injuries is going to lead to major medical expenses. If a victim is seriously injured, they may not be able to work and earn the income they need to support themselves and their families.
Let us get to work on your behalf
Getting into a motorcycle accident is scary. When the dust settles and everyone is stable, you need to know where to turn. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team wants to help you hold any negligent party accountable. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Your past and future medical expenses related to the crash
- Lost income if your injuries keep you from working
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages