Motorcycle accidents can happen at intersections when negligent drivers fail to yield to motorcycle riders or simply fail to notice motorcycles around them. Unfortunately, because motorcycle riders lack the protection of a vehicle frame or other safety features like seatbelts and airbags, riders tend to suffer severe injuries in collisions with other vehicles. Learn more about these types of motorcycle injuries at the link.
When a motorcycle rider is injured in an accident at an intersection by a negligent driver, he or she needs experienced legal representation to help them recover compensation for their injuries and damages.
Intersections are a dangerous place for any motorist, more so for a motorcycle rider. Drivers should be paying close attention to the road whenever proceeding through any intersection. However, accidents at intersections usually occur because:
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents at intersections tend to result in serious injuries for riders, including:
If you are a motorcycle rider who suffers an accident at an intersection, the first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. Even if you refuse treatment at the scene, you should follow up with a medical provider to promptly diagnose any injuries you suffered. If you wait to identify any injuries, the other driver or the insurance companies may claim that your injuries arose from something other than your accident or that you were not as seriously injured as you claim.
You should also try to document the accident scene, including the positions of vehicles, damage to vehicles, skid marks on the road, the traffic controls at the intersection, and the weather, lighting, traffic, and road conditions.
Finally, you should seek legal representation for your injuries and damages. Insurance companies will try to limit the amount of money they pay you to the furthest extent possible. Having experienced legal representation on your side gives you a much better chance at getting full compensation for your injuries and losses.
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a motorcycle accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. Motorcycle accident lawyer Andrew Prince Esq. represents clients injured because of motorcycle accidents in Clifton, Trenton, Camden, Passaic, and throughout New Jersey. Call (908) 304-8197 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 136 Central Ave., Clark, NJ 07066, as well as offices at 5603 Bergenline Ave, West New York, NJ 07093.
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