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Motorcycle Accident Law Firm in Monmouth County, NJ

The Governors Highway Safety Association reported that New Jersey had 69 fatalities related to motorcycle riding in 2016, which accounted for 11.8% of the total motor vehicle fatalities in 2016 within the State. If you, a loved one, or someone you know has been involved in an accident involving a motorcycle, the trusted attorneys at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. a New Jersey personal injury and motorcycle accident law firm in Monmouth County, NJ can help. Our law firm will help you navigate through the often complex issues that arise in an accident involving a motorcycle.

Motorcycles and Auto Insurance

One of the most significant issues involving motorcycle accidents concerns determining who will pay for the medical bills that arise from injuries sustained in the incident. New Jersey is a no-fault state regarding motor vehicle accidents and the payment of medical expenses, meaning your own insurance carrier provides coverage for medical expenses through your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. A person’s medical bills are not paid for by the insurance policy of the at-fault driver.

However, injuries from motorcycle accidents are not covered under a motor vehicle insurance policy. Therefore, if you have health insurance, your health insurance carrier will pay for your medical bills. When a health insurance carrier pays for your medical bills arising out of a motorcycle accident, the insurance carrier may be entitled to be reimbursed, an issue that the motorcycle accident attorneys at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. have dealt with extensively.

If you do not have health insurance, there are other avenues for paying your medical expenses. The motorcycle accident law firm of Cerussi & Gunn, P.C., located in Monmouth County, NJ, is very experienced at dealing with these issues, and they can assist you in getting your medical bills paid.

Common Causes of New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents

Most motorcycle accidents involve another driver, and in most of these accidents, the driver is in a passenger vehicle. More than half of the time, the motorcyclist even had the right of way. Some of the most likely reasons for accidents involving motorcycles include:

  • Not seeing the motorcycle – Motorcycles are smaller than your average vehicle on the road, which means they often fall victim to the blind spots of other drivers.
  • Drunk driving – Impaired drivers are among the greatest threats on the road, and motorcycles are even more at risk of collisions with these drivers due to their small profile.
  • Poorly maintained roads – Due to their design, motorcycles are particularly susceptible to road defects like potholes, loose or cracked gravel, and uneven surfaces in the street. In some cases, the government agency responsible for road maintenance may be held accountable for the accident.
  • Quick stops – Motorcycles stop much faster than normal vehicles, which can surprise motorists and lead to motorcycles being rear-ended by other vehicles.
  • Speed misjudgment – Many motorists cannot accurately judge a motorcyclist’s speed, leading to actions that end up in a collision.
  • Defective parts – Sometimes, the issue is with a defective design or manufacturing process that can make the bike itself dangerous to the rider.
  • Discrimination against motorcycles – Some drivers may have prejudices against motorcyclists due to experience or their portrayal in media. This can make drivers commit unsafe or even malicious actions that lead to an accident.

Our motorcycle accident attorneys will investigate the circumstances surrounding your motorcycle accident and work to negotiate a fair settlement or prepare to go to trial on your behalf, if necessary.

Types of Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

As you can imagine, with so little protection, a motorcycle accident can leave a rider with severe or multiple injuries. Common injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are:

  • Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Disfigurement and Facial Fractures
  • Road Rash
  • Internal Injuries
  • Limb Amputations
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Nerve and Tendon Damage

Having an experienced motorcycle accident injury lawyer on your side can help guide you through this potentially complex legal process and ensure you get the benefits and compensation you deserve.

New Jersey Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help

At Cerussi & Gunn, our law firm is committed to ensuring that our clients receive the best possible representation and strategic, personalized resolutions to the issues that arise out of motorcycle accidents. The attorneys at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. help those in Monmouth County, NJ to pursue compensation after a motor vehicle accident. Our New Jersey office is conveniently located in Shrewsbury, NJ.

The lawyers at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. who handle motorcycle accident cases also represent clients through the State,, including those in:

  • Red Bank, NJ
  • Middletown, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Long Branch, NJ
  • Hazlet, NJ
  • Old Bridge, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Toms River, NJ

In Monmouth County, NJ, our motorcycle accident law firm can help you understand your rights and what benefits you are entitled to during litigation. In addition to handling accidents involving motorcycles, we also handle cases involving:

The team of Monmouth County personal injury attorneys at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. is dedicated to excellence for our motorcycle accident victims.  When our law firm takes a case, we are fully dedicated. This has allowed our personal injury law firm to be successful in 99% of our cases.