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Team Law Motorcycle Accident Attorney Fights for Clients in Cases Involving the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Causes in New Jersey

No motorist is more at risk on the road than motorcycle riders. The statistics are staggering; motorcyclists are five times more likely to sustain injuries and over 26 times more likely to die in an accident. In 2013 alone, there were 88,000 motorcyclist injuries in the United States. New Jersey is no exception. Motorcycle injuries can happen anywhere in this state, but the highest incidences occur on the following highways: 287, 206, 295, 202, 1, 3, 9, 22, 70 and 78. The New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway are often the scenes of serious bike wrecks.

Motorcyclists enjoy a sense of freedom unknown to many others.Attorney Andrew Prince appreciates this passion for riding and he believes that proper education can significantly reduce the risk of injury and death. Mr. Prince serves to educate the NJ public on safe motorcycle riding, but he understands that accidents happen. When accidents do happen, injuries are often extremely severe. They take a serious emotional and financial toll on everyone involved.
Mr. Prince specializes only this area of the law because it is so complex, and he knows how to successfully fight for the compensation you need to get your life back. He will also review your motorcycle insurance policy for free to make sure you are fully covered. Contact him today for a free consultation about your accident. Mr. Prince doesn’t back down to insurance companies and will work tirelessly to get you compensated for your injuries.

New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Helps with Most Common Motorcycle Accident Causes in Edison, New Brunswick, Newark and Across the State

It is a common misconception that motorcyclists are usually at fault in a motorcycle/vehicle accident. The opposite is actually true. Car and truck drivers are easily distracted. Between trying to keep their eyes on the road and navigate traffic, they are juggling their GPS instructions, lunch, cell phones, passengers and the radio. It’s not unusual to see a driver reading a paper during the morning commute on the NJ Turnpike or even applying makeup! When is the last time you saw a motorcyclist doing any of the above?

Cars and trucks also have blind spots that motorcycles do not. The distraction of car and truck drivers, along with a common failure to yield to motorcycles puts bikers at greater risk. Other factors that increase the level of risk are the motorcycle’s one headlight vs. a vehicle’s two and the lack of protection provided by the enclosed space of a car or truck.Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Head-on collisions – accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles make up 56% of all motorcycle related deaths
  • Cars making left-hand turns – the most dangerous situation for motorcyclists
  • Motorcycle lane splitting – occurs when a motorcyclist drives between slowly moving car lanes (usually in a traffic jam)
  • Collisions between motorcycles and fixed objects – this type of collision accounts for 25% of motorcycle accidents
  • Road hazards – the motorcycle’s smaller size and less stable nature increase the risk of accident from potholes, uneven lanes, slick road conditions and other road hazards
  • Supersport and sport motorcycles – the death rate of sport motorcycle riders is over 4 times higher than that of conventional motorcycle riders

Accidents can also be caused by a defect with the motorcycle itself. For example, the motorcycle might shake or wobble when driven at high speeds. If the motorcycle is, indeed, defective, you may have a product liability claim. There are two types of product liability claims when it comes to defective motorcycles. The claim can either be for a defectively manufactured motorcycle or parts, or it can be for an unreasonably dangerous design. In either case, if you believe a defective product caused your accident, it is best to work with a skilled motorcycle attorney like Andrew Prince. He will work hard in concert with his product liability colleagues at Team Law to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Like it or not, there is a definite prejudice toward motorcycle drivers in the US; this negative attitude can even carry over to the courts. Judges and juries often decide in favor of the car or truck driver simply because of the stigma attached to motorcyclists. Andrew Prince focuses his practices specifically on motorcycle injury law. He has an impressive record of obtaining compensation for his clients.

Andrew Prince will fight aggressively to protect your rights 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.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, contact Mr. Prince today for a free consultation.

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