Motorcycle riders are the most vulnerable motorists on the road. In fact, they are five times more likely to sustain injuries in an accident and more than 26 times more likely to die. In the United States alone, there were 88,000 motorcyclist injuries in 2013. If you drive on Routes 287, 206, 1, 9 or 78, you know full well the dangers of being a biker in New Jersey. The New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway are the scene of many a bike crash, as well.
Team Law attorney Andrew Prince has spent more than 25 years working hard to educate and protect motorcyclists. He is focused on rider education and making sure bikers are fully insured to protect themselves financially. However, he also knows that accidents happen. When they do, in addition to extremely critical injuries and even death, accidents cause serious emotional and financial tolls on all involved. Mr. Prince understands the financial, physical and emotional hardships you may be facing after your own motorcycle injury, or the death of a loved one. He specializes in only this area of the law because it is so complex, and he knows how to successfully fight for the compensation and help you need to get your life back.
While many people think motorcyclists are typically at fault in motorcycle/vehicle accidents, it is usually the fault of the car or truck driver. Vehicle and truck drivers are much more likely to be distracted or inattentive simply because of the safer, more enclosed environment of their vehicle. How often do you see a motorcyclist texting or talking on a cell phone? You don’t. Alternatively, how often do you see someone using a cell phone, eating or even reading a newspaper in their car? The inattentiveness and distraction of car and truck drivers, along with their failure to yield to motorcycles, puts bikers at much greater risk. Additionally, motorcycles are machines that don’t always work properly. There can be defective parts or a malfunction that causes an accident. Other factors that come into play are the motorcycle’s one headlight vs. a vehicle’s two and the sheer size and enclosed protection of a car vs. the openness of a motorcycle.
None of the above safety issues should be an excuse for car and truck drivers when involved in an accident with a motorcycle. There is an obvious prejudice toward motorcycle drivers and this often rears its ugly head when an accident occurs. This negative attitude even carries over to the courts, where judges and juries often decide in favor of the car or truck driver simply because of the stigma attached to motorcyclists. This is not fair, but it happens. Andrew Prince has an impressive record of obtaining compensation for his clients. With over 25 years of experience, he is extremely knowledgeable in motorcycle law and will work relentlessly to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, let Mr. Prince help you too.
The answer is simple: yes. While you aren’t required by law to hire an attorney, rest assured the insurance company will take your claim more seriously when they know you mean business. Further, Mr. Prince takes cases on contingency. If he doesn’t recover financial damages for you, you don’t pay him a dime.
There are many types of damages that can be recovered after a motorcycle accident. Common damages include:
It is not uncommon for the other driver’s insurance company to tell you that hiring a motorcycle attorney is unnecessary. They will attempt to make you believe that they will provide you with adequate compensation once their investigation is complete. Do not listen to them. This is their attempt at getting your recorded statements, analyzing your motorcycle insurance policy’s uninsured or underinsured coverage, sending you to their doctors and delaying the entire process as they build their case. In fact, don’t speak to them at all. A motorcycle attorney can handle all communications and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire process. Protect your rights, your safety and your freedom to ride by contacting Andrew Prince for education on safe motorcycle practices, and for skilled legal representation if you or a loved one is in an accident in Essex, Orange, Jersey City and throughout the state.
Team Law attorney Andrew Prince will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. He is a rider advocate and gives frequent educational lectures at his main office in Clark, NJ. Mr. Prince handles motorcycle accident cases throughout Union and Middlesex Counties and across all the counties in the state of New Jersey. Contact him today for a free consultation.
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