Recovering Compensation Following a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident

Now that autumn is officially here, motorcyclists will try and take advantage of the very last bit of warm weather we have before winter hits. One of the best ways to explore and view the beautiful fall foliage is on a motorcycle, and understandably so. Unfortunately, motorcycles can also be quite dangerous, and if you were involved in an accident, you learned this the hard way. If you have been injured, there is a very good chance you are entitled to financial compensation, which can help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What can cause a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by several different variables and factors. Poor road conditions, like potholes, can contribute. Additionally, negligent road design, faulty motorcycle parts, and inclement weather conditions may also cause a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is negligence. Some of the most prominent examples of driver negligence in today’s world include texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, driving while fatigued, or ignoring all other rules and regulations of the road.

How do I recover financial compensation after an accident?

To recover financial compensation, you will first have to hire an attorney. Your attorney will then provide the court with evidence proving that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Some of this evidence may include witness testimony, pictures of the accident or its aftermath, security camera footage, police reports, medical documents, and more. Additionally, once you file a lawsuit, you must ensure you do not post anything that may contradict your claim on your social media accounts. Insurance companies sometimes monitor accounts to see if you post anything that they may use as evidence against you.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations is the designated amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim, otherwise, you may be denied the compensation you need.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.