Common Causes of a Motorcycle Accident

  • Dan T. Matrafajlo
  • Mon Jun 2024
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Motorcyclists are more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle crash than any other motorists on the road. Riders can also face more challenges when it comes to proving liability and recovering the full compensation they deserve for the injuries suffered.

This makes it imperative that if you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of actions of another party to immediately seek the assistance of an experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney.

Determining the Cause of Your Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclists are generally more exposed on the road than other motorists. This means when motorcyclists are involved in a crash, the damages can be significant and even deadly. They do not enjoy the same safety features as car or truck drivers – such as an airbag or seatbelts.

If you were involved in an accident while riding your motorcycle, it is important to understand what the cause was so you can hold the appropriate party liable. Some of the leading issues of driver negligence include:

  • Cars making left-hand turns
  • Road hazards, such as potholes
  • Vehicles making unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Motorcycle or equipment defects

Challenges Facing the Fight for Compensation

Motorcyclists can face some unique challenges in their fight to get full compensation for their injuries. Some of these challenges include:

  • Insurance carriers: Insurance companies will utilize any tactic possible to avoid paying out on claims, especially when it involves motorcyclists.
  • Disputed liability: Motorcyclists are often treated with more prejudice when it comes to liability. Other drivers are quick to point fingers at riders and claim their behavior was more likely to have caused the accident
  • Underinsured drivers: A common problem in most accident cases is that drivers who cause most accidents only carry the minimum insurance policy, leaving the other injured parties with little recourse. Since motorcyclists are more likely to suffer more serious injuries in accidents, this could be an even bigger problem for them.

The unique challenges make it even more important for motorcyclists who are involved in accidents caused by the negligence of other parties to immediately consult with an experienced New Jersey accident attorney to protect their rights and get them the full compensation they deserve.

Call a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or someone you know has suffered any type of injury in a motorcycle accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, an experienced New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney can help. Call Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC at 908-248-4404 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.

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Dan T. Matrafajlo

Dan T. Matrafajlo

NJ State Bar: #031722003

Dan T. Matrafajlo, Esq., is the managing member and lead partner at Beninato and Matrafajlo, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Renowned for groundbreaking contributions to personal injury law, he has set legal precedents with influential Appellate decisions and garnered recognition in the New Jersey Law Journal. A consistent honoree on Super Lawyers' Rising Star list for the past five years, Matrafajlo's litigation prowess is widely acknowledged. He has won various awards like Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Association 2019, and Nominated into Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2012 until the Present.

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