Pennington NJ Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys with Offices in Mercer County, NJ
No matter how safe you are when riding a motorcycle, it is possible that you could be involved in a motorcycle accident. In fact, if you ride a motorcycle long enough, you will eventually be involved in an accident. Worse yet, motorcycle accident victims are more likely than car accident victims to suffer catastrophic injuries.
Cohen & Riechelson is a well-respected law firm that has been representing clients in New Jersey since 1972. Our litigation team has helped countless motorcycle accident victims secure compensation for their injuries in Mercer County, NJ, including Hopewell Township, Robbinsville, and Hightstown. We are a local firm with important ties to the community and connections in New Jersey. Call us today to discuss your motorcycle accident case and explore your legal options.
Causes of Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Mercer County, NJ
Sometimes it is impossible to anticipate the negligent conduct of another motorist. Although most motorcyclists safely operate their bikes, they are still susceptible to accidents and serious injuries as a result of negligent drivers.
No matter how safe you are or what kind of protective gear you wear, you might not be able to avoid a serious motorcycle accident injury. That’s because motorcyclists are exposed in ways that drivers of other vehicles are not. For example, motorcycle riders are more likely to be seriously injured because they are not protected by the body of a car in the event of a crash. Enclosed vehicles are generally a lot safer than motorcycles because the body of a car keeps the driver shielded from the road in the event of a crash.
Additionally, while motor vehicle drivers are generally protected against injury by airbags, motorcycle riders do not have this advantage when they are involved in accidents. Beyond that, motorcycle riders are not protected by seatbelts, so they are more likely than car passengers to suffer serious injuries in an accident. When a motorcycle comes to a sudden stop, the rider can be ejected from the vehicle. This can lead to severe impact with the pavement.
Motorcycle Accident Victims in Lawrence NJ Suffer Catastrophic Injuries
When a car or truck collides with a motorcycle, the motorcycle rider often suffers severe, life-threatening injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 4,500 motorcycle fatalities every single year.
When the motorcycle rider survives an accident, they are often faced with a lengthy period of recovery and a lifetime of health problems. A bike crash can result in broken bones, lacerations, nerve and tissue damage, road rash, back injuries, and scarring. In the worst cases, a motorcycle accident can cause traumatic brain injury, permanent disability, paralysis, amputation, and wrongful death.
Motorcycle accident injuries can have long-term ramifications. Your career could be adversely affected. Your personal life could suffer. And you might find it difficult to perform routine tasks in your day-to-day living. People involved in motorcycle accident often suffer injuries that require a long period of recovery and rehabilitation. Additionally, you might find yourself unable to work while you recover from your motorcycle accident injuries. This can put an enormous strain on your finances.
Contact a Princeton NJ Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney for Immediate Assistance
Cohen & Riechelson has the experience needed to assist you with your motorcycle accident injury claim. There are no upfront fees when you hire us, which means that we only get paid after we win your case. Call us now to discuss your motorcycle accident case, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Hamilton or Pennington.