New Jersey Broadside Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Side Impact Motorcycle Collision in New Jersey
If you have been the victim of a broadside motorcycle accident, also known as right-angle collision or T-bone collision, it is highly likely that the motorist who hit you was at fault. However, you may have a tough time proving your claim since people tend to be biased against motorcyclists, believing that they are inherently reckless individuals. Many bikers are actually very much aware of the risks involved in the activity and consequently exercise more caution on the road than most other motorists.
Contact the aggressive New Jersey motorcycle attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today and we will help you prove that you were not to blame. We have the knowledge and the resources to conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the crash and gather indisputable evidence that will support your claim. To get started on the road to recovery, call us at (609) 240-0040 today.
The Dangers and Consequences of Broadside Motorcycle Collisions
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2014, there were 4,586 motorcyclist fatalities in the United States. Many of these incidents involved the victim getting broadsided.
Regular motor vehicles have crumple zones which serve to absorb some of the force of an impact in a crash scenario. Motorcyclists have no such protection – no air bags, no seat belts, no side curtains, nothing. Their complete exposure to the elements makes them prone to serious injury and even death. Protective clothing and helmets do help improve a motorcyclist’s survivability; however, such means of protection are generally rendered almost completely ineffective in especially severe collisions.
A broadside accident can cause a motorcyclist to lurch into the path of oncoming vehicles, or violently topple them sideways, dashing their head and body against the ground or other objects. It is not unusual for victims of broadside motorcycle accidents to sustain traumatic brain injuries and/or spinal cord injuries, which are often catastrophic in nature and lead to long term debilitation and expensive treatment. Other common injuries include pelvic fractures, hip dislocation, shoulder injuries, amputation, and burns.
The resultant losses of a fatal incident can be devastating to those who were dependent on the victim and unhinge their future stability. The emotional and mental fallout can be considerable as well.
Whatever the case, it is highly recommended that victims consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as they can in order to preserve their rights to a full and fair compensation for all damages.
The Common Causes of Broadside Motorcycle Accidents
On the road, all motorists are equal and entitled to the same protections under law, and that includes motorcyclists. Unfortunately, there are drivers that fail to exercise the standard of care expected of them, and it is their negligent behavior which contribute to broadside motorcycle accidents, of which the common causes are:
- Distracted driving (texting, eating, conversing, etc.)
- Road rage
- Failure to yield or stop at an intersection
- Turning left without checking for others
How Can a NJ Broadside Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?
The lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. We will stand up to the opposing insurance company and fight hard for the compensation you deserve. While you focus on your recovery and deal with the major changes the incident brought to your life, we will focus on your case. Call us at (609) 240-0040 for a case evaluation to determine whether you have a valid claim and to discuss what we can do to make it a successful one.
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