The advice for those involved in a car crash does not always apply for motorcycle accidents. If you’re involved in a motorcycle crash in New Jersey, statistics show that you have an 83% chance of being injured. Motorcycle accidents are typically not the fault of the rider, but are instead caused by inattentive or inexperienced drivers who don’t notice the bike or improperly share the road.
Often after the crash, the rider is rendered unconscious or otherwise injured and unable to gather information on other drivers and witnesses. Many insurance companies then don’t conduct detailed enough investigations to determine the causes and circumstances of the accident, which can be affected by weather and road factors, as well as defects of the motorcycle and driver error. Shortcomings in investigation can lead to underwhelming settlements that barely address your needs, sometimes even refusing to cover some of the damages.
Don’t let this happen to you. When you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident, your primary focus should be recovering your physical and mental health and well-being. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for that recovery, or how you’re going to pay for motorcycle repairs. Not to mention, the headache of dealing with work and insurance companies. All of this uncertainty brings additional stress to an already frustrating situation.
But what if you had a team of legal experts handling all these headaches for you? An experienced and aggressive team with your best interest in mind, dedicated to winning your case and getting you the maximum available financial compensation possible.
At Dimian & Masterpalo, that’s exactly what you’ll get. We have a proven track record of holding negligent drivers and insurance companies accountable to the fullest extent. When you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200.
The accident laws of New Jersey entitle victims to compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disfigurement or injuries. If you or your loved one was injured in a motorcycle crash, you deserve the maximum available financial compensation to cover you during this time of need.
Our New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your rights. At Dimian & Masterpalo, we believe in exceptional client care – you can count on us working tirelessly to win your case and make sure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Dimian & Masterpalo?
Dimian & Masterpalo Attorneys at Law specializes in motorcycle accident cases in New Jersey. We have a proven track record dating back to 2012 – helping thousands of people just like you win their case and move forward after sustaining an injury caused by another’s negligence. With 98% of our business coming from auto accident victims, we are expertly equipped to address any and all complicated legal issues your case might present.
We are some of the best motorcycle accident lawyers in New Jersey – not only because of our success rate and experience, but also because of how we treat our clients. At Dimian & Masterpalo, our main focus is to assure you get the individual attention and expertise required to receive the justice and compensation you deserve. From the moment of the accident through the entire litigation process, Dimian & Masterpalo are there to advise you every step of the way.
And when you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. Our fees are only collected if we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200.
Dimian & Masterpalo is ready to serve you with premiere legal representation through unmatched client service, uncompromised professional integrity, and dedication in the field of law as it pertains to motor vehicle accidents.
Frequently Asked Questions
What If I Wasn't Wearing A Helmet During The Crash?
You may still be able to obtain compensation for your claim. However, it is important to note New Jersey has a comparative negligence law that says your compensation award can be reduced if you are partially at fault for the crash.
The insurance company will use the fact that you didn’t wear a helmet against you and assign some amount of fault to you, particularly if you suffered head injuries. They will likely argue your injuries would have been less severe if you were wearing a helmet.
The law also states you cannot recover any compensation from a party that holds less fault than you. The insurance company may claim that you not wearing a helmet is an example of reckless behavior and pin the blame for the crash on you.<
It’s also important to note New Jersey requires all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, unlike some states that mandate it for riders under the age of 18 or 21. You may receive a traffic citation after the accident, and you can be sure the insurance company will use this against you.
While not wearing a helmet could make it more difficult to recover compensation, it also puts you at much higher risk for a serious injury. Statistics show riders without helmets are three times more likely to die from head injuries compared to riders with helmets.
Can an Injured Passenger File A Claim?
Yes, you may be able to file a claim as an injured passenger against the at-fault driver – just as the rider can. If the motorcycle rider was at fault, you may also be able to file a claim against them. You may feel uneasy about filing a claim if the rider is a friend or family member, but know that you are not suing them. You are instead seeking compensation from the rider’s insurance provider.
How Can I Prove Fault?
You can prove fault by collecting evidence including police reports from the accident scene and witness statements. An accident reconstruction expert may also be able to help you prove fault. Our attorneys will explain to you what types of evidence you need and will help you to gather that evidence so you can build a case.
How Long Do I Have To File A Case Against The Government?
Cases against the government require the satisfaction of two deadlines. Just like most other cases, any case against the government must be filed within a specified period of time otherwise the ability to recover damages may be lost forever.
However, these cases often have a second deadline separate from the statute of limitations that requires the appropriate branch of the government be placed on notice within a specified period of time. Because of the numerous deadlines that determine when legal action should be taken, if you believe you have a claim against the government we encourage you to CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY TO DISCUSS THESE ISSUES.
Am I Able To Recover Damages If The Person Who Caused The Car Accident Is Uninsured Or If Am Involved In A Hit And Run?
If you are injured by a person who was uninsured at the time of your accident, don’t worry there is hope! If you have your own car insurance, or live with a relative who does, you more likely than not have the protection you need! This protection/coverage is called Uninsured Motorist. This type of insurance coverage protects you in the event an individual who was uninsured injures you.
Uninsured Motorist coverage also protects you when a person who is at fault in the accident flees the scene and is unknown.