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For years, the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Birkhold & Maider, LLC have devoted our practice to successfully helping accident victims in Essex County recover the financial compensation they deserve after sustaining injuries in an accident caused by another person’s careless driving. If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may quickly find that you need help dealing with an insurance company that may seem set against paying the fair compensation you need to recover.
Motorcycle riders are uniquely vulnerable on the road, and the statistics bear it out: motorcyclists die at 26 times the rate of drivers behind the wheel of a car and are five times more likely to sustain an injury. New Jersey’s congested highways and interstates provide too many opportunities for severe or lethal injuries to occur. Road rash, spinal cord injuries, lost limbs, and broken bones are injuries common to motorcycle riders – and fatalities are all too common. When someone else’s actions caused your accident, you shouldn’t be left to shoulder the burden of the monetary expenses and suffering associated with that injury. Call our experienced Nutley, NJ motorcycle accident lawyers for a free initial consultation to see how we can help maximize your compensation award today.
Motorcycle riders are uniquely vulnerable in the court of public opinion. In fact, the broad assumption that riders are usually to blame for the accidents that befall them can lead to unfair and discriminatory treatment by insurance companies. The margin for error is slim, and cars have the advantage, in terms of weight and size. Car and truck drivers also have blind spots that motorcycles and riders do not—and because of this, drivers often fail to spot much-smaller motorcycles when changing lanes.
Regardless of the type of motorcycle accident in which you were involved, the injuries you sustain are likely to be severe. In Essex County, the most common types of accidents that motorcycles are involved in include:
At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our experienced Essex County motorcycle lawyers are committed to leveling the playing field to ensure motorcyclists receive fair treatment and full compensation for injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents. Insurance companies employ teams of legal experts whose sole job is to convince you, the injured party, to accept their first – and lowest – settlement offer. Importantly, in motorcycle accident cases the compensation award you receive from the at-fault party must cover all of your current and future medical costs and other costs associated with the accident. This is because motorcycle insurance policies do not contain provisions for payment of medical bills, lost wages, and compensation for the pain and suffering the accident has caused.
This makes it especially important for you to choose a motorcycle accident lawyer with the legal knowledge and experience necessary to obtain the maximum available compensation in your case. When you retain one of the skilled lawyers at Birkhold & Maider, LLC as your motorcycle accident lawyer, you can rest assured that we will leave no stone unturned in:
The challenges that you will likely face in recovering from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone. At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our competent and compassionate team of motorcycle accident lawyers will fight to recover the compensation that is justly yours so that you can move on with your life. Don’t bear the burden of dealing with medical bills, insurance companies, and the at-fault driver who caused your accident alone. While you focus on your health, we will devote all of our attention to your case. For a free initial case evaluation to see how we can help, call or contact us online today.
If you sustained serious injuries and a negligent third party caused your accident, you are legally entitled to recover compensation for all of your current and future medical and rehabilitative costs, as well as any lost wages or lost future wages you have incurred. We can also fight for your right to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and the emotional trauma associated with the accident. In wrongful death cases, the family of the victim is entitled to recover, in addition to traditional compensation, compensation for funeral expenses and loss of consortium (meaning loss of your loved one’s presence in your life).
Yes. New Jersey requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet approved by the Department of Transportation. If you sustained injuries in a motorcycle helmet while not wearing a helmet, this does not necessarily mean that your right to compensation is foreclosed—but it does mean that compensation could potentially be limited under New Jersey’s comparative negligence laws. You may also receive a citation for not wearing your helmet. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can work with you and the evidence in your case to fight for your right to compensation.
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