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What If My Motorcycle Crash Wasn’t Caused by an Impact?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 4, 2019

There are a number of circumstances that can contribute to a single-vehicle motorcycle accident, unfortunately. Princeton is home to winding roads, in lush, green country. Formerly farmland in North Jersey, it’s a nice area for bikers to explore and is recommended by Open Road Journey as a way to “get off the main road” and travel the old “cow paths”—which, thankfully, are now paved! Read the rest »

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Are You Planning to Ride for Motorcycle Week?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 7, 2018

There are many exciting events coming up for motorcycle lovers in New Jersey, and for good causes, too! The “Valor Ride,” which honors Medal of Honor recipients, and “Ride for Autism” with proceeds going to the Celebrate the Children School, are just a few rides out there to help others. However, while you’re out there doing good for the community, don’t forget to keep yourself safe while on the bike. Read the rest »

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Celebrate Motorcycle Safety Month with Us

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 2, 2018

There are few things more American than a biker breezing down a highway at 65 miles per hour with nothing but the wind in his hair (or preferably his helmet). And with summer just around the corner, many bikers are about to dust off those hogs and get ready to ride. Read the rest »

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Tailgating – Too Close for Comfort (or Motorcycle Safety)

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 29, 2018

Tailgating, or driving too close to the rear of another vehicle, is a major cause of accidents in New Jersey. Many drivers fail to understand that an insignificant fender bender between two cars can become a life-threatening event when a motorcycle is involved.

The worst part is that these motorcycle collisions could easily have been avoided. For that reason, in New Jersey, any driver who strikes the rear of another vehicle is always at fault for the damage.  Read the rest »

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Adding Technology to Your Ride: Innovation, or Accident Waiting to Happen?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 19, 2018

From the smartphone that is always within reach to the activity tracker that is built into a wristwatch, technology has grown from a novelty to a trusted resource. Most people rely heavily on technology to supply them with information and perform tasks that are critical to getting through each day. And though motorcycle riders like to think of themselves as a different breed, they have also embraced much of the latest technology. Read the rest »

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How to Best Store Your Motorbike for Winter

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 26, 2017

Motorcycles are the pride and joy of their owners. But during winter, it’s important to store them so that they don’t get damaged by the snow and ice storms that New Jersey often sees.

Unfortunately, simply placing a motorcycle in the garage isn’t enough. If you’re a bike owner, you should read your owner’s manual to learn how to store it so it will be ready to enjoy the following spring. But in addition to the manual, there are a few general tips every motorcycle owner can follow: Read the rest »

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Motorcycle Sidecars: Are They Dangerous?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 28, 2017

motorcycle-2719991_1920Riding a motorcycle with a sidecar can be a great way to share the experience with a friend, family member, or even a pet! But the use of a sidecar does introduce some new dangers and issues you need to know about in order to stay safe when going for a ride around New Jersey. Read the rest »

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Choosing a Safer Motorcycle: What to Consider When You Shop

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 21, 2017

motorcycles-2456247_1920Whether you are picking out your first motorcycle or looking for a new model to take on the road after years of riding, safety should be one of the first things you consider. Here are some great features (some of them new) that you should look for in your motorcycle: Read the rest »

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Motorcycle Legality (and Safety) Regarding Passengers

By Lependorf & Silverstein on September 14, 2017

motorcycle-1829461_1920Riding a motorcycle provides an exhilarating experience unlike anything else. While solo adventures promote a sense of freedom on the open road, riding with passengers allows you to share the excitement.

However, before you start inviting friends and family members to hop on the back of your bike, it’s important to make sure you understand the law regarding motorcycle passengers, as well as the safety precautions you should take when riding with others. Read the rest »

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Left-Hand Turns Can Be Deadly

By Lependorf & Silverstein on August 28, 2017

Back in 2014, a man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Rahway.

It was caused by one of the leading causes of motorcycle crashes in the United States: a left-hand turn. Read the rest »

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The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over twenty years.

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