Morristown Serious Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
When you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident – either as the driver, passenger, or a pedestrian, obtaining sound legal advice immediately is vital to your case. An experienced motorcycle injury lawyer can help you obtain any legally entitled compensation for your losses such as:
- Medical/hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
Because motorcycles are relatively inexpensive to purchase and maintain they have become a popular mode of transportation. However, in addition to the economic benefits of motorcycles, it is important to be aware of the governing laws, safety practices and accident concerns of motorcycles.
Motorcycle crashes often result in more severe injuries than automobile accidents because there is less protection and fewer safety devices to prevent the rider from ejecting off the motorcycle and hitting the pavement or other vehicles. Further, because a motorcycle has two rather than four wheels the riding platform is less stable and one wrong maneuver can result in an accident. Basic safety tips to observe when driving a motorcycle include:
- Drive defensively
- Make yourself visible
- Give yourself time and space to react
- Do not tailgate
- Be aware of road condition
- Avoid sudden braking/turning when driving on wet roads or gravel
- Never drink or take medications while riding
- Never ride when tired
Typically, a motorcycle accident is either a general negligence case involving negligence of another party; or a products liability case involving design and/or manufacturing defects. In either scenario, individuals involved in motorcycle accidents can sustain serious injuries, and even death.
Understanding the dynamics of motorcycle accidents
If you have suffered losses in a motorcycle accident it is important to have an experienced attorney who understands the dynamics of motorcycle accidents and can guide you through the process. Contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm online or call (973) 920-7900 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your motorcycle accident case.