The Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer to Fight for You! | Roseland, NJ

Motorcycles are especially dangerous when it comes to auto accidents. Motorcycles are smaller than other passenger vehicles and trucks on the road, making them more challenging to be seen by other drivers. Additionally, motorcycles do not provide the type of structural protection passenger vehicles provide. If you have been involved in a Roseland, New Jersey, motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. 

One of the best things you can do is discuss your case with a New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer. Attorney David A. DiBrigida has successfully obtained compensation for many motorcycle accident victims throughout Roseland, Patterson, Howell, Essex, Morris, Union, Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex, New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation to learn more about how we can fight for your right to compensation.

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Motorcycle Accident?

If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering whether you can afford to get a lawyer. Working with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will increase your chances of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation. Attorney David A. DiBrigida does not charge clients any legal fees until he successfully obtains compensation for them through a settlement or verdict. He will use his experience and skills to advocate on your behalf by negotiating aggressively with the insurance company and preparing an effective legal strategy should your case go to trial. We will fight for the compensation you deserve by handling every aspect of your legal case, including the following:

  • Gathering witness statements and evidence

  • Thoroughly investigating the accident scene

  • Working with an accident reconstruction specialist

  • Working with appropriate subject matter experts

  • Negotiating with the insurance companies

  • Taking your case to trial when necessary

What to Do Immediately Following a Motorcycle Accident

After you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should check yourself for injuries, whether they are major or minor. If you can do so safely, check the other victims of the motorcycle accident for injuries. Immediately called 911, whether or not you or anyone else was seriously injured. Do not ignore any signs that you have been injured in the motorcycle accident. Even if you have a minor bruise, laceration, or a moderate amount of pain, it is in your best interest to undergo a medical evaluation at the scene. Should the paramedics recommend you go to the emergency room, follow their recommendation. 

Follow through with all of your doctor's orders and keep all of your medical documentation. Doing so will help you prove that the motorcycle accident caused your injuries. If you are able to, gather evidence by taking photos of the scene of the accident and write down the contact information of the other drivers involved and any witnesses to the accident.

Common Questions About NJ Motorcycle Accident Law

Q: Is motorcycle insurance required in NJ?

A: In New Jersey, All motorcycle operators must carry a minimum amount of liability insurance. At a minimum, the state of New Jersey requires motorcyclists to carry $15,000 of bodily injury Insurance, $30,000 of insurance for each accident, and $5,000 of property damage insurance. Most insurance policies cover bodily injury and property damage to the other party if the motorcycle accident has been deemed your fault.

Q: Who is at fault in most motorcycle accidents?

A: In most motorcycle accidents involving severe injuries or fatalities, passenger vehicle drivers are at fault. Motorcycle accidents typically involve passenger vehicles making a left-hand turn or swerving in front of a motorcycle that is going straight because they did not see the motorcycle operator. Many truck drivers and passenger vehicle drivers fail to see motorcyclists since the motorcycle is smaller. Passenger vehicle drivers can also have a difficult time perceiving how fast motorcyclists are going. Drivers may think that motorcyclists are farther away than they are, making it more likely to collide with the motorcyclist.

Q: Does no-fault cover motorcycle accidents in NJ?

A: New Jersey is a no-fault insurance state, meaning that when a driver is injured, he or she must return to their no-fault insurance to pay for medical expenses. No-fault insurance is also called personal injury protection (PIP). This type of insurance will cover medical costs and a percentage of lost time from work regardless of who was at fault for the motorcycle accident. However, New Jersey's no-fault insurance laws do not cover motorcycle operators. 

Motorcyclists who become injured in an accident cannot rely on their PIP insurance. Instead, they will have to look for other sources of compensation, such as private health insurance or a personal injury lawsuit. Those who have been severely injured in a motorcycle accident may be able to pursue a conversation with the at-fault driver's insurance policy.

Q: What are the most common motorcycle injuries?

A: Even when motorcyclists use all available safety precautions, such as the helmet and long sleeve leather garments, they can still be seriously injured. Motorcycles do not offer the kind of external protection that passenger vehicles provide. Some of the most common types of motorcycle accident injuries include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Road burn

  • Skin infections

  • Internal organ damage

  • Broken bones

  • Bruises and lacerations 

  • Internal injuries

  • Lower-extremity injuries

  • Amputations

Call a Roseland, NJ Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today!

At the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida, we understand how devastating being injured in a motorcycle accident can be for our clients. We will take the time to evaluate your case thoroughly and determine the best legal course of action for your circumstances. We will guide you through the whole process and fight aggressively on your behalf to obtain the most compensation possible. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. 

The Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida represents clients in Roseland, Patterson, Howell, Essex, Morris, Union, Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex, New Jersey.