If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle crash in Cherry Hill or nearby in South Jersey, contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We will only offer you advice which is in your best interest. We are licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania & New Jersey. This is when a New Jersey personal injury lawyer can help. We have a history of representing motorcyclists and getting them the compensation they deserve from insurers who try to blame them.
Motorcycles at Disadvantage.
Motorcycle riders all have something in common, they love to ride their bikes. They are willing to get out on the road being less protected and sometimes unseen by other drivers and face other challenges and risks just to experience riding a motorcycle.
Studies have shown that a motorcycle often go unseen by other drivers on the road. Motorcycles have a smaller profile and are not seen by drivers even though they are in their field of vision. This is called tunneling or tunnel vision, and it is considered a factor in countless motorcycle crashes. After some crashes, the driver comes right out and says “I did not see the motorcycle”.
According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcycle rider involved in a crash is 28 times more likely to be killed than the average motor vehicle driver. This is because of the risks of not being seen and the lack of protection of the motorcyclist.
In 2016, the NHTSA also reported that, 31% of automobile crashes result in injury with .03% of those being fatal. However, with motorcycles, 78% of reported crashes result in injury and 4% of these crashes are fatal. This shows that not only are motorcycle crashes more deadly, they also are much more likely to produce serious injury.
In New Jersey, loved ones may file a Wrongful Death Claim on behalf of the deceased.
Types of Motorcycle Injuries:
In just about every motorcycle accident, the rider is impacted by the other vehicle and then impacts the pavement or ground. This alone puts motorcyclists at further risk of injury. Also, the lack of a vehicle around them means there is no protection to absorb the blows.
These dynamics cause certain common motorcycle injuries:
- Road Rash
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken Wrists
- Fractured Ribs
Contact a Cherry Hill Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Today.
Whether it was on a Kawasaki Ninja or a Harley Lowrider, at an intersection or on the Turnpike, if you contact us after your motorcycle crash we will give you legal advise and inform you of your options. If needed and retained, we will hold every negligent party accountable and work towards obtaining the maximum amount of compensation available to you for your injuries.
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