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Why Motorcycle Crash Victims Can Afford and Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Why Motorcycle Crash Victims Can Afford
and Need a Personal Injury Attorney

By:  New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Andrew S. Prince

1-(800)-TEAM-LAW (832-6529) 

In the wake of a motorcycle crash, victims often grapple with a range of challenges, from physical pain to financial uncertainty.  Recently, I talked to someone who was worried that hiring a personal injury attorney would be prohibitively expensive.  After I explained all the ways that a motorcycle attorney can help get a crash victim more money and how personal injury attorneys charge for their services, he realized he would be crazy NOT to hire an attorney.  Here are a few of the things I shared with him that legal representation is both accessible and crucial for motorcycle crash victims in New Jersey.

Understanding Contingency Fees:  No Win, No Fee For Your New Jersey Case

One of the most significant aspects of personal injury law is the contingency fee structure.  Under this arrangement, attorneys only receive payment if they secure a win for your case, either through settlement or a court judgment 

This arrangement ensures that anyone can hire a personal injury attorney because you do not have to pay upfront fees or hourly rates.  In a world where it feels like only the rich can get good legal help, contingency fees level the playing field for everyone.  Another reason I like the contingency fee structure is because it aligns an attorney’s interests with the victim’s interest.  In other words, your attorney is incentivized to obtain the best possible outcome for you because his/her fee is based on your settlement.

Expertise and Experience:  Taking on Insurance Companies

Experienced personal injury attorneys bring a depth of knowledge to the table, crucial for navigating the intricate landscapes of insurance claims and legal proceedings.  They understand the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize payouts and are skilled at countering these strategies.

Here is just one example:  Often, insurance companies ask victims for a signed medical release so that they can analyze the injuries incurred from the motorcycle crash.  Why is this bad?  I have seen insurance companies go far back into a victim’s health history and deny payment based on previous experiences that have nothing to do with the accident and the victim’s current condition.  They can use anything they find in your past medical history against you, even going so far as to say the injuries you are claiming from this accident are from a previous incident, thus denying your claim.

A seasonal, local New Jersey personal injury attorney like myself knows all of these tricks.  By leveraging their understanding of legal precedents, statutes and insurance policies, I can often secure far greater compensation than a motorcycle crash victim could manage on their own.  This can include not only direct damages like medical bills and lost wages, but also compensation for pain, suffering and long-term care needs.

The Importance of Specialization

Having a friend who is a lawyer can be beneficial, but personal injury law is a specialized field.  Think of it like doctors.  If you had an uncle who was a brain surgeon, you would not ask him to set your broken leg.  The same is true of lawyers, who specialize in different, complex areas of the law.  A general practitioner or a lawyer specializing in another area may not have the understanding of personal injury law necessary to navigate these complex cases effectively.  

This specialization is particularly important when it comes to understanding the full scope of compensation available, including aspects like long-term care, potential future earnings loss and the psychological impact of the traumatic experience.  

Holistic Support:  More Than Legal Advice

Beyond the courtroom, personal injury attorneys can provide invaluable support in other areas.  They often help clients navigate the healthcare system, ensuring they receive the necessary medical care.  They can also offer guidance on managing finances and obligations while awaiting a settlement.

For example, did you know that, if you are a victim of a motorcycle or car accident in New Jersey, it can take years for your case against the at-fault driver’s insurance company to settle?  During that time, if you are receiving medical treatment for your injuries, those bills are piling up, affecting your credit score and causing significant stress.  This makes the healing process even harder.  Sometimes, victims choose to settle before they should just so they can get a portion of the money they are owed to pay off the creditors howling on their phones.  But a good personal injury attorney will know ways that you can get all the treatment you need and put the creditors off completely until you get the full settlement you are owed.  

This comprehensive approach can be particularly beneficial for victims facing long recovery periods.

The True Cost of Forgoing Legal Representation After a New Jersey Accident

Clearly, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney after a motorcycle crash is not a luxury but a necessity.  Your attorney will provide both legal expertise and comprehensive support to help you navigate one of the most challenging times of your life.  With the right legal advocate, the journey to recovery and fair compensation becomes a road well worth traveling. 

I, Andrew Prince, proudly serve motorcycle riders throughout New Jersey.  

Please feel free to contact him at (732) 482-1533 (direct line) or (732) 388-5454 (office) or email me at  There is never a charge for a consultation.

Andrew S. Prince, Esq.


136 Central Avenue

Clark, NJ 07066

(732) 388-5454 – office

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(732) 388-8711 – fax

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