Unfortunately, the nature of the road leaves motorcycles more vulnerable to the carelessness of other drivers. A mere bump and scrape, which on a regular car would only cause minor damages, can be catastrophic for the rider. Perhaps with no fault of their own, with another's simple lane-change or failure to properly observe mirrors, a motorcycle rider is an easy target to miss. But, that doesn't alleviate driver's of their responsibility to maintain full attention on the road, no matter what vehicles may be travelling on it.
The law states that motorcycles have as much a right to be on highways and interstate expressways as any other vehicle, commercial or domestic, and those rights deserve to be protected. There is no excuse for negligence when you are behind the wheel, which most riders are well aware of as operators of a unique piece of machinery, statistics have shown that they are amongst the most attentive on the road.
At the Law Offices of John Morelli, we have extensive experience in representing those who have been involved in motorcycle accidents. From slow speeds minor incidents to the traumatic crashes, we have been helping injured riders for over 25 years throughout South Jersey. We thoroughly recreate the scene in a way few other firms can, using detailed satellite photography and 3D animations to show exactly how the crash happened. Frequently, we hire private investigators to dig deeper and demonstrate the truth of our clients' story, getting additional photographs and at-the-scene measurements. As many clients will surely attest, we will NEVER get bullied by insurance companies and will always fight to ensure they are getting the medical care that is needed.
That is why, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident while riding a motorcycle, it is important to explore your rights through an attorney. It's not just about getting back on the bike and hitting the road again, as with other personal injury claims, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. New Jersey has put in place laws which protect motorcyclists as much as the operator of any other vehicle, affording them an unhindered right to the freedom of the road.