With the onset of warmer weather, bikers in New Jersey and elsewhere are taking to the open roads. Bikers say there is nothing as thrilling as riding a motorcycle. However, specials skills are required because motorcycle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye — often with catastrophic consequences.
Crash investigators in Hackensack asked for the help of people who witnessed a fatal motorcycle accident on a recent Friday evening. According to the county prosecutor, officers responded to the crash scene at approximately 11 p.m. They arrived to find a motorcyclist who had crashed into a wall. The biker succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
A preliminary investigators report indicates that the 43-year-old northbound biker had traveled across the southbound lanes and off the roadway on the opposite side. He came to a halt when the bike crashed into the stone wall. Investigators suspect that the motorcyclist swerved to avoid a collision with a southbound vehicle.
The surviving family members of the deceased biker are surely waiting for further information from the investigation. If a driver of a southbound vehicle crossed the center line into the northbound lane, it would explain why the motorcyclist went off the roadway. It could also prove negligence on the part of a vehicle driver, providing the family members grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. This complicated legal matter is best navigated by a New Jersey attorney with extensive experience in dealing with motorcycle accidents. A lawyer can work to document negligence and present a claim for documented losses for adjudication by the appropriate court.