When you get into an accident after driving a motorcycle, your injuries could be much more devastating than as a driver behind the wheel of a car. You could be facing months if not years of physical therapy and the funds your insurance company provide will not be able to pay all of your medical bills. You may miss weeks of work. And as you watch the bills begin to pile up, you may wonder what you can do to fix this situation.
Unfortunately, this is a scenario that many motorcyclists have faced in New Jersey. Yet there is something that can be done. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Jersey City, Newark, or anywhere throughout New Jersey, we’re ready to fight for your case. Contact the motorcycle accident lawyer, Anthony Carbone, today for a free consultation.
Determining Who Was at Fault
Since motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and riders are more exposed, motorcycle accidents often result in more serious injuries than car accidents. This can include:
- head injuries,
- neck injuries,
- Bodily harm,
- Other injuries that may lead to permanent disability or wrongful death for motorcyclists.
Many people, however, are quick to blame the motorcycle driver for the accident by accusing him or her of speeding or weaving through traffic. Car or truck drivers may claim they didn’t see the motorcyclist until just before the accident.
Whatever the case may be, you’re going to need proof that you were not at fault for the accident. At the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, our New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer works with experienced accident reconstruction experts to learn who was really at fault in your motorcycle crash. We’ll make sure the evidence is collected before it disappears and that witness reports are gathered before it’s too late.
Understanding Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents present several unique issues when it comes to paying for medical bills and property damage. For one thing, most motorcycle insurance policies in New Jersey do not include medical payment coverage. This means that if another driver injured you, it will be necessary to claim medical costs from that driver’s insurance company.
Also, since many motorcycles have after-market modifications, it is necessary to get a skilled assessment of property damage based on the actual market price of the bike rather than its book value. Jersey City personal injury lawyer, Anthony Carbone, has the resources available to assess damage to custom-made motorcycles involved in bike crashes.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone now for a free consultation. Now accepting clients from Jersey City, Newark, North Bergen, and throughout New Jersey.