New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Hitting the open road on a motorcycle can be an incredible feeling. Sadly, that feeling can quickly transform to terror when other motorists drive ignorantly. Often, motorcycle accidents are not the fault of bikers, but rather people driving cars. Because of the limited protection available to motorcyclists relative to the safety of a car, injuries in these accidents are staggeringly one-sided. It is unfair for a person who is safe in their metal cage to behave irresponsibly around bikers who have no such protection.
As a result of this imbalance, motorcycle accident injuries are devastating. Even with the state of New Jersey’s requirement that motorcycle operators and passengers wear helmets, even accidents at relatively slow speeds can lead to injuries that require hospitalization. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, the New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can help you seek compensation for the expensive medical bills and other damages you have had to face. When you have been injured in a motorcycle accident – either as the driver, passenger, pedestrian or in a traffic collision with another type of motor vehicle – it is important you get reliable legal advice as soon as possible. Our experienced accident lawyers are dedicated to getting our clients the compensation they deserve to pay for their medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages from their job.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
For more than 25 years, Todd Leonard has been representing clients following serious motorcycle accidents, and our firm is committed to providing outstanding personal injury representation to clients hurt in crashes and accidents involving:
- Sport bikes
- Motorized scooters
- Push-pedal scooters
Our New Jersey personal injury lawyer, Todd Leonard, will fully investigate the accident by collecting all of the police investigations, scene photographs, and witness statements, and hiring experts to determine who is at fault for the accident, including accident reconstructionists.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Being the victim of a motorcycle accident can leave you with numerous questions concerning how the accident happened and who is at fault. Each motorcycle accident is unique. As such, liability can waver drastically from accident to accident. Some of the more common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers failing to hear motorcycles approaching
- Drivers failing to check blind spots
- Motorcycle defects
- Poor roadway maintenance
Motorcycle accidents are often the result of a driver failing to give a biker the space they would have given another car. This is both inconsiderate and dangerously negligent. Poor driving habits around motorcyclists have led to countless accidents and immeasurable costs in injuries and lost lives.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Part of the feeling of freedom that riding a motorcycle creates by not encasing you in an enclosed space is the cause of the inherent danger of riding. Because of the lack of safety features on motorcycles, accidents involving them can have dire consequences. Some of the injuries that are common in motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Friction burns (road rash)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
During an accident, a motorcycle will never be able to compete with a car in terms of safety. However, this does not mean that motorcycle accident victims deserve the serious, sometimes deadly injuries that they sustain in an accident.
How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
There are many ways the services of an experienced lawyer can help you through the challenging times that follow being hurt in a motorcycle accident. We will make sure you obtain all of the compensation you deserve, including the following:
- Payment of all medical bills
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering for any injuries, including scarring
- Lost wages past, present, and future
- Loss of services for spouse
- Out of pocket expenses
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a motorcycle accident or motorized vehicle crash, you can trust the legal advice you receive from the experienced New Jersey personal injury trial lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. When you hire us, you will get the benefit of our entire staff. There is never a risk or obligation to you when you call us for a free initial consultation. Because we take these types of cases on a contingency basis, there is no cost to you unless we obtain a successful verdict or settlement for you. If your injury was caused by a defective product, such as a faulty motorcycle engine or unsafe design, we have a network of professionals to call upon to gather evidence to prove your claim.
Contact a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Cars are required to share the road with motorcycles, yet drivers often fail to respect the presence of bikers. Their neglect can have serious consequences for innocent bikers. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may be questioning what you can do to cover the immense expenses associated with your injuries. The New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have helped people in situations similar to yours recover compensation for past and future expenses related to their motorcycle accident injuries. Call us at (973) 920-7900 to learn more about how we can help you hold the person responsible for your accident accountable.
We are responsive to our clients’ phone calls, and we feel privileged to represent them. Because we were born and raised in this area, we understand the community, and we combine our old-fashioned personal attention and modern investigative technology to give our clients the best of both worlds. Let our family help yours.
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