Criminal courts are tasked with adjudicating cases in which a person is accused of breaking the law. The court must consider the evidence presented and hand down a verdict, and if a person is found guilty, the court will impose a sentence that it feels suits the crime. Just because a criminal court has sentenced an offender does not mean a victim will be compensated, so victims of some crimes, like motorcycle accidents caused by an intoxicated driver, have the option to file a civil suit against the responsible party.
As summer begins to draw to a close, New Jersey motorcycle enthusiasts are taking advantage of the last few weeks of warm, sunny days. Unfortunately, navigating everyday traffic carries the potential for serious motorcycle accidents. When a motorcycle crashes with larger passenger or commercial vehicles, the motorcycle rider may wind up the worse for wear.
New Jersey drivers find themselves in the middle of a heat wave, and motorcycle enthusiasts may feel that a ride on the open road may be just the ticket to some relief. When a motorcycle driver brings a passenger along, he or she has to be extra cautious. Sometimes, motorcycle accidents are not caused by the driver of another vehicle, but by the motorcycle operators themselves.
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.
A 55-year-old biker lost his life recently after a collision with a farm tractor. Motorcycle accidents like this one in New Jersey typically give rise to many unanswered questions, which can only be answered after reconstruction of the incident. Reportedly, the crash occurred at about 7 p.m. on a recent Wednesday on Route 57.
Most motorcycle riders in New Jersey know that they have to ride defensively to escape the risks posed by negligent or inconsiderate vehicle drivers. While protective gear can only protect riders from some of the typical injuries bikers suffer in motorcycle accidents, it could make them more visible to other road users. However, bikers can do a whole lot to avoid accidents and life-changing injuries.
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.
New Jersey motorcyclists understand that you are more at risk than other vehicles simply because of the lack of protection you have compared to covered cars. We at Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C, are here to discuss the possibility of crush injuries among motorcycle riders.
The state of New Jersey has seen an alarming trend in fatal motorcycle accidents this year. In 2018, there was a statewide decrease over the previous year, 53 compared to 84, respectively. Now, however, with only three months left in 2019, the number of motorcycle fatalities so far this year, 44, has nearly equaled that of 2018.
In addition to cars and trucks, motorcycles can also collide with other motorcycles. Sometimes a motorcyclist may collide with both another bike and a car or truck at the same time. That is what happened at the end of June in Holmdel, New Jersey, on the Garden State Parkway, and a 38-year-old motorcyclist lost his life as a result.