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Yes, You DO Need a Lawyer When You Get Hurt in a Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclists in New Jersey are required by law to wear helmets and they must obey traffic laws such as following posted speed limit signs. Likewise, other motorists are supposed to share the roadway with bikers, keeping a reasonable distance. However, many motorists say they just don’t “see” motorcycles on the road. This “blindness” is often the cause for many motorcycle crashes that result in serious injury to bikers and passengers.

While motorcyclists are not required to hire personal injury lawyers to represent them in New Jersey traffic court, it’s always an excellent idea. And, when you find out that there are no upfront legal costs and a consultation with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident injury attorney is completely free and confidential, it makes sense to make the call.

Insurance companies often make low-ball settlement offers because they are hoping you’ll accept a check — any amount is more than nothing, right? — and cash it. However, once you do that you forfeit your ability to sue for a much more substantial figure that you may very well be entitled to receive.

Contact Andrew Prince, Esq. of Team Law today to find out how much your motorcycle accident lawsuit may be worth. While it’s extremely difficult to place a value on any claim upfront, Mr. Prince can discuss his past successes and how hard he will fight to get you the damages you deserve, as well.

Damages that can be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit regarding a motorcycle crash include:

  • Medical costs
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • PTSD treatment (especially if the accident has left you depressed or anxious and unable to participate in activities of daily living the way you could prior to the crash)
  • Any money you lost while out recovering from your injuries
  • Current and future payment for physical therapy, rehab and durable medical equipment
  • General impact on quality of life
  • Property damages
  • Punitive damages, if we can prove that the other driver intentionally set out to harm you

It’s not unusual for the other motorist’s insurance company to tell you that they will do a complete investigation. They will tell you that there’s no reason for you to pay a lawyer when they will give you a “generous” settlement without legal intervention. Don’t believe them. It’s the insurance carrier’s job to limit liability and pay out. They will offer you a small settlement hoping you go away.

You owe it to yourself to speak with a lawyer for free today to find out how realistic that settlement offer is. Usually, if you have a sound case, Mr. Prince will negotiate for a much higher settlement figure to properly compensate you for your losses. When reasonable negotiations are not possible, Mr. Prince will take your cases to court.

Since he works on contingency, you don’t pay unless Andrew Prince recovers damages on your behalf. Do not speak with the insurance company or its representatives. Speak only to your lawyer who will prioritize your case and your rights.