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Motorcycle Accidents

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Have You Been Hurt In A Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents can be very serious—after all, unlike other kinds of motor vehicle, when you’re on a motorcycle and you are struck, you don’t have the protection of seatbelts, walls and a roof around you to grant further protection. The injuries you suffer from this kind of incident can be catastrophic in nature, turning your whole life upside down.

When all you want is to regain control of your life, but your medical bills keep piling up and you can’t work anymore, you need help to secure the compensation you deserve. Explore the complete motorcycle injury attorney services offered by Peter N. Davis and Associates, LLC, and how we can get you compensation for your injury.

The Vulnerability of Motorcyclists

There’s one common piece of advice that every motorcyclist needs to follow: always assume the other driver can’t see you. In over 66% of all accidents between cars and motorcycles, the car driver is found to be responsible for the accident. When you are struck by a car, you should immediately get seen by a doctor, even if you don’t feel injured.

Many injuries from these kinds of incidents can take days or even weeks to show up, but if you see a doctor right away, they can quickly be detected and treated before they become disabling. In addition, the sooner you are seen by a doctor, the better it looks when you have to pursue damages for the injuries you’ve suffered.

Insurance Company Non-Payment Efforts

Insurance companies don’t like to pay out on accidents. That may seem hard to believe, but it’s true. These companies are in the business of making profits, which take a hit every time they have to pay out on the premiums they collect. This means they’ll do everything from tendering a very low-ball offer to trying to threaten you with getting nothing if you go to court, to avoid a major payout.

They will result to bullying, strong-arm tactics, trickery, and might even try to claim that you’re the negligent one. When you’re facing this kind of pressure, it can be scary, confusing and enraging. You’re not sure where to turn or what to do. Fortunately, there is someone out there who can help—the most important thing to remember is, never apologize and never sign anything!

Call a Paterson Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When you get hurt in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to collect compensation from the person who caused your injuries. This can include damages for:

  • Your medical bills including medication, physical therapy and doctor’s visits;
  • Your lost wages and lost potential compensation in the future;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional trauma;
  • Damage to your quality of life;
  • Loss of consortium and lost comfort and relationships;
  • Punitive damages (in the very worst cases only);
  • And more.

However, to fight back against the insurance companies and their lawyers, you’ll need a motorcycle injury attorney of your own. That’s where Peter Davis comes in. If you’ve been injured in an accident where someone else was at fault, call the Law Offices of Peter N. Davis and Associates, LLC for a free consultation today.

The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis and Associates are Paterson motorcycle accident lawyers and service communities such as Paterson, Newark, and Passaic. Our staff has more than 60 years of combined law experience and welcome personal injury cases such as car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, workers’ compensation and premises liability. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 973-279-7246 or complete our inquiry contact form.

FAQs

Left turns are one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. When a driver turning left hits a motorcycle that was traveling straight, fault tends to fall on the driver of the passenger car. Of course, there are exceptions. For help determining who was at fault after a motorcycle accident, contact our law office.

In the state of New Jersey, motorcycle riders are required by law to wear a DOT (FMVSS 218) approved helmet.

The head and brain are the most vulnerable part of a motorcyclist’s body. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 1,859 lives were saved in 2016 thanks to motorcyclists wearing helmets. Additionally, 802 lives could have been saved that same year if all cyclists had been wearing helmets. Wearing a helmet is paramount for all riders.

Many people avoid calling an attorney after an accident because they’re worried about how much it will cost. At Peter N. Davis and Associates, we work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do!

You can call us any time and we will review your case free of charge. If we feel you have sufficient grounds for a claim, we won’t charge a fee unless we win for you. This allows you to retain our services without worrying about expensive hourly legal fees.

It’s difficult to predict exactly how much your case is worth, as every motorcycle accident is different and results will vary. However, the amount of compensation you’re entitled to after a motorcycle accident will depend on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the amount of time it takes for you to recover, the extent of your property damage, and more. For help determining how much your case is worth, please contact our office.