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 New Jersey personal injury legal team at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. can help you navigate through the often complex issues that arise in a case involving a motorcycle.
One of the biggest issues involving motorcycle accidents concerns determining who is going to pay for the medical bills that arise out of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. New Jersey is a no-fault state when it comes to car insurance, motor vehicle accident, and the payment of medical expenses. This means that any coverage for medical expenses is provided by your own insurance carrier 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 attorneys at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. have dealt with extensively.
If you do not have health insurance, then there are other avenues for payment of your medical expenses. The attorneys at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. are very experienced at dealing with these issues and they can assist you in getting your medical bills paid.
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:
As you can imagine, with so little protection, a motorcycle accident can leave a rider with serious or multiple injuries. Common injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are:
At Cerussi & Gunn, we are 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 motorcycle accident lawyers at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. pursue compensation for our clients and we will fight to ensure that your rights as a victim are fully protected. Our New Jersey office is conveniently located in Shrewsbury, NJ.