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Riding a motorcycle is a popular mode of transportation and recreational activity for New Jersey and New York residents and tourists alike. If you ride a motorcycle, then you know how much fun they can be. Unfortunately, it is sometimes a dangerous, even deadly activity.
Motorcyclists often suffer catastrophic injuries when they are involved in a collision with a car or truck. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,985 motorcyclists died in motorcycle accidents in 2018. That is a sobering statistic.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, you need to work with an attorney who knows how to pursue all possible sources of compensation.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Many factors contribute to motorcycle accidents; the vast majority of them are due to a lapse in judgment or negligent behavior from another driver on the road. Some of the common causes include:
- Failing to yield to a motorcyclist
- Following too closely behind a motorcycle
- Impaired or distracted driving
- Reckless driving or speeding
- Failing to look carefully before changing lanes
If you have been in an accident and suffered injuries for any of these causes, contact Zuck Legal to discuss the facts of your case and what steps you need to take. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can provide you with the information you need to process your claim.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Collecting and keeping significant evidence after a motorcycle accident can assist in proving your personal injury claim for compensation from a negligent driver. If at all possible, follow the tips below:
- Take photographs of the accident scene
- Photograph the accident debris
- Do not admit fault
- Document anything you can yourself
- Make sure all damages and injuries are documented with the police
- Contact your insurance company
- Preserve your helmet
- Get contact information from eyewitnesses
- Get police reports
While you need to call your insurance company as soon as possible and report your accident, be careful that you do so without admitting fault. Also, if the claims person asks you about your injuries or the damage to your vehicle, it is better to tell them that you do not know yet. It may not be until later on that you realize the extent of your injuries or the damage.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, call the motorcycle accident lawyers at Zuck Legal. If you have been injured, you need to recover compensation for your injuries. In addition to compensation for medical expenses, you may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and disability.