Effective and Experienced Springfield Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Aggressive Advocacy for Motorcycle Accident Victims in New Jersey
We’ve had increased public awareness of the presence of motorcycles on the American roadways for years now, and it doesn’t seem to have made much of a difference. With almost 100,000 bikers or their passengers suffering injury every year in roadway accidents (and approximately 5,000 deaths), it’s obvious that motorists are still turning a blind eye to two-wheeled traffic on the roads, and at a terrible cost.
When you’re involved in any type of crash on the road, whether it involves impact with another vehicle or you’ve been driven off the road, the likelihood is that your injuries will be serious. You want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights, to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses. You want the Lee Law Firm, LLC.
Springfield Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
For more than 30 years, attorney Edward Lee has fought for people across New Jersey who have suffered personal injury, including victims of motorcycle crashes. Ed has been certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court since 2005, and has been recognized among the “Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. A New Jersey Super Lawyer, he holds an Excellent rating with Avvo and has been named a Top Lawyer Lifetime Member of the Global Directory of Who’s Who.
There’s no charge or obligation for your first consultation.
Important Steps to Take after a Motorcycle Accident
When you’ve been involved in a bike crash, either as the operator or a passenger, your first concern needs to be your health and well-being, for both medical and legal reasons. By taking an immediate inventory of your injuries, you can quickly determine whether you can safely get up and leave the scene under your own power or you need to get immediate medical attention. It’s not a time to be macho or brave—that will often make things worse. If you can safely stay where you are, it’s best to do that until emergency personnel arrive. They’ll be able to quickly assess your condition and determine what’s best for you. Defer to their judgment !
Even if you can walk away from the accident, get medical treatment as soon as possible, either at a hospital emergency room, an urgent care facility or in the offices of your primary care physician. The longer you wait, the greater the risk of an intervening injury, that you condition will worsen unnecessarily, or that defense attorneys will argue that your injuries were not that serious. When you seek medical attention, be sure to tell doctors and nurses about anything that seems out of the ordinary. Don’t focus on obvious injuries, such as broken bones, and neglect to tell them about your stiff neck or sore back.
If at all possible, gather contact information from other parties to the accident, as well as any witnesses. That can help your attorney when it comes time to prepare your case. Pictures will help, too. Take shots of anything that seems relevant, from your injuries to the damage to your bike to any roadway defects or weather conditions.
The Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The vast majority of motorcycle wrecks are the result of inattention or carelessness by other motorists. That includes
- Drivers who turn into your right of way, most often when you or they are making a left turn
- Motorists who make illegal, careless or improper lane changes, either making contact with your bike or causing you to take evasive action and crash
- Drivers who don’t stop at a red light or stop sign
- Motorists who tailgate or otherwise drive too closely to you, causing you to take evasive action or lose your balance
- Dangerous road conditions, such as loose gravel, potholes, missing traffic signs or poor roadway design
- Dangerous or defective components on your bike
The Compensation You Can Expect after a Springfield Motorcycle Accident
We will use our skill, knowledge, experience and resources to help you recover compensation for all your losses, including:
- Any wages or income lost because you can’t work
- Any costs of medical care not covered by insurance
- Physical and mental pain or anguish stemming from your accident
- Your loss of companionship or consortium—the inability to have close or intimate contact with family and friends
- Your loss of enjoyment of life—the inability to do the ordinary things of daily life, or to engage in activities that brought joy or fulfillment before the accident
- Any property loss or damage resulting from the accident
The Types of Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims We Handle
We take motorcycle accidents cases involving any type of injury, from strains, sprains and other soft-tissue damage to serious and catastrophic loss. That includes any type of spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, such as herniated discs or concussions. We also represent people who have suffered broken bones, road rash, permanent scarring or disfigurement, paralysis, burns or amputation or loss of limb. Our attorneys represent surviving family members in accidental or wrongful death claims related to motorcycle accidents.
What Happens If You Were Partially to Blame for Your Motorcycle Accident?
Under New Jersey law, the fact that you were partially responsible for causing a wreck won’t prohibit you from recovering for your losses, unless you are found by the jury to be more responsible than the other motorist.
Get in Touch with a Springfield Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Let us start protecting your rights today. Call the Lee Law Firm at 973-315-9080 or contact our offices online to arrange a free initial consultation. We can come to your home or the hospital to meet with you, if necessary. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We accept all major credit cards. Nosotros hablamos Español!
We represent all motorcycle accident injury victims on a contingent fee basis. We won’t bill any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.
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