Red Bank Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Monmouth County Personal Injury Attorneys Help Injured New Jersey Motorcyclists Recover Financially
Most motorcycle accidents happen because car or truck drivers fail to see bikers in the lane next to them while changing lanes or proceeding through an intersection. As a result, it’s not uncommon for a negligent car driver to claim that an accident was the fault of the motorcyclist. At the personal injury law office of Drazin and Warshaw, P.C., we work with accident investigators in determining the cause of a motorcycle accident and assigning fault where it belongs. We measure skid marks, gather GPS data from a car or truck if available, talk to eyewitnesses and analyze debris from the crash site. We use computer animation if needed to explain to jurors how an accident happened, undermining claims on the part of experts testifying for an insurance company.
If you’ve been hit by a negligent car or truck driver, or have been involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, contact the experienced NJ motorcycle accident attorneys at the personal injury law office of Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation about your case.
Injuries Sustained in a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident
The law office of Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. recovers damages for bikers suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident:
- Head trauma
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Paraplegia / quadriplegia
- Road burn
- Crushed vertebrae
- Broken bones
Insurance Company Tactics and Comparative Negligence in NJ Motorcycle Accident Cases
The State of New Jersey subscribes to the principle of modified comparative negligence. This means that if a motorcycle rider is found 51 percent or more at fault in a motorcycle accident, they can’t recover damages. If you’re 50 percent or less at fault, your damages will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. For example, if you suffer $100,000 in damages but are 40 percent at fault, your compensation will be limited to $60,000.
Insurance companies recognize that the more blame they place on a motorcyclist, the less they’ll have to pay in damages. An insurance claims adjuster may even call and pretend to be sympathetic, asking how you are doing and if there is anything they can do for you. After gaining your trust, they may ask you questions about your accident, whether you were wearing reflective clothing or a helmet, if the traffic light had changed to yellow, etc. Here, insurance agents are hoping to get you to say anything they can use later to place some or all of the fault for an accident onto you, the injury victim. Do not speak with an insurance agent until you have contacted a qualified personal injury lawyer.
Protecting the Interests of Injured Bikers throughout Monmouth County, New Jersey
As personal injury attorneys, we have over 65 years in dealing with insurers and the tactics they use to confuse issues and reduce the amount they have to pay in accident claims. Before talking to an insurance claims agent, contact the Red Bank, New Jersey motorcycle accident attorneys at Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. today. Call any of our three convenient office locations, in Red Bank, Hazlet or Brick, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.