Motorcycles let riders experience the freedom of the open road. However, they can also be extremely dangerous. If you received an injury from a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may deserve compensation. The Law Offices of Mitchell Friedman is a firm that has helped clients resolve their motorcycle accident claims for more than 30 years. Attorney Mitchell Friedman has a reputation in the Hudson County, NJ area as a skilled lawyer for motorcycle accidents. You can trust him to provide professional, competent representation in any of these areas:
Essex County, NJ
Morris County, NJ
Hudson County, NJ
Union County, NJ
Passaic County, NJ
East Orange, NJ
Monmouth County, NJ
West Orange, NJ
Bergen County, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ
Ocean County, NJ
There are about 90,000 injuries and nearly 5,000 deaths from motorcycle crashes in the US each year according to the National Highway Transit Safety Association. Motorcycles lack many of the basic safety features found in cars like seatbelts and airbags. Because of this, motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries like:
Head and neck injuries
Skin damage like road rash
Muscle and soft tissue damage
A lawyer can help you pursue financial compensation for costs arising from these kinds of injuries. Because of the catastrophic nature of the injuries related to motorcycle accidents, the costs that these injuries incur can be very high. However, state and federal laws allow victims of motorcycle crashes to pursue financial compensation if the court finds they were not responsible for the accident. A lawyer can help you pursue damages related to motorcycle accidents like:
Medical costs – including ambulance rides, emergency room stays, and costs of diagnostic services and surgery.
Rehabilitation expenses – including short- and long-term rehab required to return your body to its pre-accident state.
Lost wages – recouping lost pay if you missed work because of your injury.
Decreased ability – expenses related to any permanent disabilities that prevent you from performing any task related to work or leisure from before your accident.
Property damage – including repairs to your motorcycle or any other personal property damaged in your crash.
If you have any questions about recouping expenses specific to your individual motorcycle accident, consult a personal injury lawyer.
A lawyer has two specific responsibilities in a motorcycle accident case. First, they’ll need to prove that the accident was the defendant’s fault. They’ll also need to demonstrate that the defendant acted negligently. If an attorney can prove both of these factors, they’ll likely win a motorcycle accident lawsuit. However, that’s not as easy of a task as it may sound at first glance.
To prove fault, a lawyer needs to demonstrate that the defendant’s actions caused the accident to occur. They’ll need to collect evidence from police reports and insurance claims to succeed in this task. Establishing negligence is a bit more complex. The lawyer needs to demonstrate that the defendant had a responsibility to act a certain way, but failed to do so. Because of this failure, their actions caused an otherwise avoidable accident.
If you need a lawyer with decades of experience helping clients win their motorcycle accident claims, attorney Friedman can help. He has spent more than three decades helping clients collect the financial compensation they deserve. He has years of proven real-world experience trying motorcycle accident lawsuits. Because of this, the Law Offices of Mitchell Friedman has established a reputation as a reliable law firm for motorcycle accident cases in the Hudson County, NJ area. If you need help, he’ll be there for you. Don’t wait. Call the Law Offices of Mitchell Friedman today.