The New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers at the East Brunswick New Jersey law firm of Martin Kane Kuper LLC work hard for victims of motorcycle accidents, and for their families in the case of fatal mishaps. The firm is known for representing injured parties in Middlesex County and statewide in New Jersey.
There were approximately 2,000 motorcycle drivers involved in crashes in the Garden State in 2014, which resulted in 62 fatalities. Statistics collected by the New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Department of Transportation between 2009 and 2013 show someone involved in a motorcycle crash has an 83 percent chance of being injured. The two most significant contributing factors to fatal motorcycle crashes are “unsafe speed” and “driver inattention.”
These same statistics show more than two-thirds of motorcycle crashes not involving other vehicles — both fatal and non-fatal — result from excessive speed, and 40 percent of single-vehicle motorcycle fatalities occur during turns and corners. Inexperienced riders also cause many more crashes than those who have been riding for years. More than two-thirds of motorcycle crashes involving another vehicle – again both fatal and non-fatal — occur when the vehicle’s driver fails to see the motorcycle.
Two of the main tips offered to help motorcyclists survive crashes – in addition to wearing the correct protective gear – is 1) to make sure they can be seen by other vehicles on the road and 2) to pay attention to the road around them.
Were you or was a family member killed or injured in a motorcycle accident? If so, you will be best served by visiting, calling, or emailing an attorney with experience in such a complex case. This contact should take place as soon as possible and before talking to an insurance company. The New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers at Martin Kane Kuper, LLC have offices in East Brunswick and Perth Amboy and are committed to vigorous representation and personalized attention.