Good Samaritans in New Jersey, including a pizza deliveryman, did not hesitate to detain a hit-and-run driver in New Jersey on a recent Friday afternoon. Motorcycle accidents are known to cause severe or even fatal injuries, and this rider was fortunate to survive a collision with a sedan. An investigation into this accident is ongoing.
According to a preliminary accident report, a motorcyclist was struck by a car in a five-corner intersection in Paterson. Reportedly, the driver of the vehicle attempted to flee the accident scene, but witnesses chased him down. The good Samaritans called the police and detained the hit-and-run driver until the arrival of law enforcement.
First responders were called to the accident scene at approximately 4:15 p.m. They arrived to find a motorcyclist who had suffered serious injuries. The injured rider was rushed to a medical facility with undisclosed injuries. The fact that witnesses prevented the driver’s attempts to flee will undoubtedly benefit the biker if he decides to file a lawsuit to recover damages.
Navigating civil lawsuits could be complicated, and most victims of motorcycle accidents in New Jersey choose to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. A lawyer can examine the available evidence and might even launch an independent investigation to establish negligence on the part of the other driver. Legal counsel can advocate for the plaintiff throughout the legal proceedings in pursuit of compensation for documented losses. Along with medical expenses, claims typically include lost wages, pain and suffering, and other financial and emotional damages.