No matter how invigorating it is to ride your bike on the open road, the reality is that motorcycle accidents do happen. Moreover, a motorcycle accident can cause catastrophic injuries, especially when the crash involves a car or truck. That’s because motorcyclists are not protected by the body of a car and are often completely exposed to the elements. There are certain things that a motorcyclist can do to guard against serious injury, such as wearing a helmet and staying off the road at night, but it may not be possible for a motorcyclist to avoid a collision with a negligent motorist.
There are many things that can lead to a scary motorcycle crash. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents on New Jersey roads and highways include:
Other motorists have an obligation to pay attention to the roadway at all times. Unfortunately, far too many drivers are distracted, drunk, or otherwise negligent — which can lead to dangerous collisions.
Any irregularity on the road, such as uneven pavement, loose gravel, or a pothole, can pose a significant hazard for motorcyclists.
Heavy rain, strong gusts of wind, and snow present major difficulties for motorcyclists who may struggle to see cars, trucks, and other vehicles as their vision is impeded.
A defective motorcycle, or a defective motorcycle part, can lead to a single-vehicle motorcycle accident. Whether it’s a design defect or a manufacturing defect, you could be at risk of significant injuries when the bike malfunctions.
When a motor vehicle comes to a sudden stop in the middle of the road, or while turning at an intersection, a motorcyclist traveling behind the vehicle may have a hard time slamming on the brakes quickly enough to avoid a rear-end collision.
If you were seriously injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, you need to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who is passionate about fighting for the rights of injured bikers. Andrew S. Prince of Team Law will fight to get you compensated for your injuries and property damage.