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Morristown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

New Jersey personal injury firm protects those injured in motorcycle accidents

Spring has arrived and with the warmer weather, we witness more motorcyclists on the road. While riding a motorcycle can be fun and carefree, it is not without risks. Motorcyclists must follow the same traffic laws as other vehicles but the unique circumstances related to riding a motorcycle bring increased risk of injury. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Leonard Legal Group protect the rights of those injured in motorcycle accidents and successfully recover just compensation for the injuries they sustained.

Riding a motorcycle poses unique risks

While operating any type of vehicle has risks, motorcyclists face a unique set of circumstances while traveling on the road which bring an increased risk of injury. Safety hazards of operating a motorcycle include the following:

  • Objects in the roadway
  • Uneven road surfaces
  • Debris in the road
  • Potholes
  • Oil slicks
  • Proximity to other vehicles
  • Lack of a protective barrier between motorcyclist and other vehicles
  • Easily concealed by trucks and cars
  • Front end shaking at high speeds

What kind of compensation can I recover for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident?

Victims of accidents that are the result of negligence may file a personal injury claim in the courts. Personal injury law protects those who have been injured by providing the opportunity to recover what is known as compensatory damages. The goal of compensatory damages is not to punish the at-fault party, but to compensate the victim and restore them to the condition they were in prior to the accident. The compensation you can recover for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of income due to time away from work
  • Lost earned sick time
  • Lost earned vacation time

Damages that do not have an exact value, such as emotional pain and suffering or mental anguish, will be assigned a value by the court.

Deadline for filing a personal injury claim in New Jersey

All states have deadlines for filing a claim in the state’s civil court system, known as the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is usually two years from the time the accident occurred. This deadline is firm. If the injured party does not file a personal injury claim within the two year period, their case will not be heard in court and the opportunity to recover any compensation for the injuries they sustained in the motorcycle accident will have been lost.

Injured in a motorcycle accident? Let us help

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be facing mounting medical bills and lost wages due to the injuries you sustained. Let us help. At the Leonard Legal Group, our motorcycle accident attorneys hold at-fault parties accountable. Our team is experienced, knowledgeable of all aspects of personal injury law, and dedicated to fighting on behalf of those who have been injured. Schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case and available legal options. Schedule a confidential consultation today by contacting our office at 973-984-1414 or contact us online.