What causes motorcycle accidents?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
What causes motorcycle accidents?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

What causes motorcycle accidents?

There are a number of causes for motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accident causes can range from motorist or biker negligence to road defects.

In the case of a car hitting a biker, the driver is typically at-fault due to negligence. Collisions with a motorcycle usually happen when the driver fails to yield the right-of-way to the biker, does not look before taking action, and/or does not see the biker. Motorist negligence means the driver is likely to be held liable for damages.

There are times when biker negligence comes into play and if that is the case, the biker may be held liable for damages associated with the accident. Some bikers ride carelessly or recklessly and that creates serious safety issues.

Another cause of motorcycle accidents is a mechanical failure in the motorcycle. This can be due to defective parts, improper maintenance or installation of parts. Knowingly riding a bike that is not properly maintained is regarded as negligent behavior.

Road defects, like potholes or cracked pavement, can be deadly for a motorcyclist. If you have experienced a crash due to a defective roadway, it is possible to seek compensation for the government agency that may be in charge of keeping the roadway safe.

Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a motorcycle crash, or lost a loved one, contact one of our dedicated New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys to discuss your options. Our attorneys provide skillful, zealous advocacy on behalf of our seriously injured accident clients across New Jersey.

The New Jersey Injury Attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have over 30 years of experience aggressively representing clients in all types of accidents in various claims. The firm’s Founding Partner, Attorney Todd Leonard, has devoted his entire legal career to helping his clients recover the compensation they need and deserve. To learn more about how we can help you pursue a claim, give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a free, confidential consultation. There is never a fee unless we win your case. We have offices conveniently located in Denville and Morristown.

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