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Motorcycle Accidents

Passaic County NJ Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Serving Clients across Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, West Milford, and Passaic County

While many people consider driving a motorcycle to be a dangerous proposition, what they may not realize is that the danger often comes from other motorists, and not the motorcycle rider themselves. The vast majority of motorcycle accidents occur because other drivers do not see the motorcycle, and pull in front of the motorcycle or change lanes into the motorcycle.

In such cases, the injured motorcyclist may wish to consider filing a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the accident in order to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional and physical pain and suffering.

At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, we have over 50 years of experience handling personal injury claims of all kinds including motorcycle accidents and car accidents for clients across Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, West Milford, Woodland Park, and the greater Passaic County area. With millions of dollars in settlements already recovered, we are ready to put our experience to work for you, and help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.

 

Motorcycle Insurance and Accident Claims Attorney, Paterson NJ

New Jersey motorcycle accident injury claims are often determined and limited by the insurance policy of the injured motorcyclist. New Jersey automobile and motorcycle insurance policies are such that injured parties will most often file their injury claim with their own insurance company, and not that of the driver who caused the injury.

If you are unsure what kind of compensation you are entitled to, or the extent of what you can potentially recover based on your particular motorcycle insurance policy, our Paterson NJ motorcycle accident attorneys can help you review your insurance policy, advise you on what options you may have moving forward, and help ensure you recover the full compensation you are entitled to.

 

Comparative Negligence in Passaic County Motorcycle Accidents

One of the most commonly used tactics by insurance companies during a motorcycle accident claim is to try to assign fault to the injured party. This is because New Jersey comparative negligence laws state that compensation is reduced by the percentage of fault the injured party is determined to have.

Insurance companies may falsely claim that you were driving recklessly, speeding, or failed to obey traffic laws in an attempt to lower the total amount of compensation they will have to pay. This is one of the most important reasons to retain the legal counsel of an experienced Passaic County motorcycle accident injury attorney during the claims process. Your attorney can help protect you from being assigned fault where no fault exists, and ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.

 

How are NJ Motorcycle and Car Accident Claims Different?

There are several, key differences between motorcycle accident and car accident laws in New Jersey which can affect your motorcycle accident claim. These differences make it all the more necessary to retain experienced Passaic County personal injury counsel during the claims process.

  • Motorcycle accident injuries are often more severe; bikers are more susceptible to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, loss of limb, and other severe injuries. These injuries can often have lifelong consequences, making it even more important to recover full and fair compensation.
  • Motorcycle insurance is much less comprehensive than auto insurance. Things such as Uninsured Motorist, Underinsured Motorist, and Personal Injury Protection is not available to motorcycle owners. This can complicate the recovery process.
  • The differences between laws regarding cars and motorcycles can be difficult for juries to understand and take into account when coming to a verdict.

 

Contact our Clifton Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers Today

With over 50 years of experience helping clients across Paterson, Wayne, West Milford, Clifton, and Passaic County, the personal injury team of Fredson & Statmore has the legal knowledge, training, and compassion you need to help you recover compensation in the event of a motorcycle accident.

Our close proximity to Rt. 80, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and Rt. 46 has allowed us to represent a wide variety of car accident, truck accident, and motorcycle accident cases, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you.

Lead by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, our personal injury team takes all cases on a contingency basis, and we are prepared to come to you should your injuries prevent you from meeting with us in our Clifton, NJ office.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with our firm today regarding your motorcycle accident injury and your unique needs and concerns, please contact us online or through our Clifton office at (973) 771-5259.