When car and truck drivers fail to look out for motorcyclists, the consequences can be devastating. While riding a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving another type of vehicle—even with the proper safety gear and defensive riding skills—many motorcycle collisions are caused by other negligent drivers.
Our New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience handling tough, complex cases, including those involving catastrophic injuries. We have secured more than $140 million on behalf of our clients, including multiple settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million. We understand what you have been through and we are here to help you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.
Call (800) 398-1866 or contact us online to discuss your case with a member of our legal team today.
Compensation in Motorcycle Accident Cases
Because motorcyclists lack the standard safety features of other types of vehicles—such as heavy doors, seat belts, and airbags—they are relatively unprotected when they are hit by cars, SUVs, and trucks. Unfortunately, this typically means that motorcyclists will be the ones to suffer the vast majority of injuries and losses in an accident.
Some of the most common injuries that result from motorcycle accidents include:
- Serious lacerations and scarring
- Severe burns
- Broken bones, including multiple fractures
- Back, neck, shoulder, and head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Accidental amputation
- Internal organ damage
Serious injuries not only require extensive medical treatment and hospital stays, but they also prevent victims from returning to work, either temporarily or permanently. Often, victims suffer extreme physical pain and emotional distress as a result of the accident. They may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. In cases where motorcyclists are killed, their surviving family members and loved ones suffer extreme and sometimes debilitating suffering, as well.
If your injuries or the death of your loved one was caused by someone else’s negligence, such as a motorist who failed to check for motorcyclists before changing lanes or a motorcycle parts manufacturer that didn’t conduct proper product testing, you don’t have to suffer the consequences on your own. Our New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers can help you work to recover compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, including all medical expenses related to the accident, ongoing physical and mental health treatment, lost income/wages, reduced or lost earning ability, pain and suffering, and more.
Reach out to The Donnelly Law Firm today for a free consultation; call (800) 398-1866 or contact us online to get started. We serve clients in Summit and throughout the surrounding areas.