Remember what your parents used to tell you when they wanted to be sure you were going to be careful on the road? They said, “It’s not you. It’s all the other drivers that we are worried about.”
It seems, statistically, they had a right to be concerned — at least when it comes to motorcycle riding. More than half of all serious and deadly motorcycle accidents are caused by someone else’s carelessness. Drunk and distracted drivers are dangerous and when they come in contact with bikers, it’s even more likely to end up in a fatal crash.
Every year, reports the Federal Highway Authority, there are around 2,500 crashes involving motorcycles in New Jersey. In 2011, for example, those accidents yielded over 2,000 injuries. That means that if you are in a bike accident in NJ, you have a 75 percent chance of being hurt.
Therefore, maybe your parents were right. No matter how old you get, it’s up to each individual rider to obey the laws and watch out for themselves. Of course, never drink and drive, be aware of what’s going on around you and avoid reckless drivers.
If you or a loved one has been in a riding accident, contact Andrew Prince, a highly respected motorcycle accident lawyer in New Jersey. He will be on your side and fight for maximum compensation for your injuries.