Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Linwood, New Jersey
Motorcycle Crash Attorney for Riders Throughout Atlantic County, Burlington County, Gloucester County and Western Philadelphia
Part of the thrill of riding a motorcycle is the feeling of freedom it provides. There is very little that comes between you, your bike and the open road. The lack of protection around riders contributes to the thrill. It also accounts for the severity of injuries bikers suffer in motorcycle accidents.
Personal injury lawyer Richard A. Stoloff is experienced in representing people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Our personal injury law firm has obtained significant verdicts and settlements for clients in motorcycle accident claims.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bike wreck, please contact the Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff online or by phone today. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation with no obligation. You will pay nothing up front and no legal fees until we obtain financial compensation in your personal injury claim.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can result in extremely serious injuries, including:
- Fractures, especially broken arms and legs
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash (severe abrasions)
- Injuries requiring amputation
A study by the National Highway Traffic Administration found that lower extremity injuries were the most common motorcycle accident related injuries treated in U.S. trauma centers. Upper extremity and head injuries, respectively, were the next most common. Injuries to the head, chest and abdomen were less frequent but more severe than injuries to extremities. In addition to serious injuries, motorcycle accidents can result in wrongful death.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Many motorcycle accidents are caused not by the riders, but by the negligence and carelessness of other drivers. Common causes of accidents include:
- Drivers turning left in front of an oncoming motorcycle
- Drivers turning left when a motorcycle is passing the car
- Drivers changing lanes without noticing that a motorcyclist already occupies the lane
- Drivers clipping motorcycles that are approaching in the opposite direction
Drivers of other vehicles often say they never saw the biker. That is not an adequate defense. It is every driver’s responsibility to be aware of other vehicles on the road — including motorcycles.
Challenging Misconceptions about Riders
Judges and juries may have misconceptions about motorcycle riders. Richard Stoloff is a skilled trial lawyer who knows how to dispel these outdated stereotypes. Today, most bikers are safety-conscious riders, not rebellious, risk-taking youths. In fact, the largest growing segments of motorcyclists are baby boomers and women.
A motorcycle accident can be life-altering physically and financially. At the Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff, we help you recover the maximum amount of financial compensation for your pain and suffering, current and future medical expenses, lost income or wages, and other losses.
To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact us online or you can also call our Linwood, New Jersey, office at 609-601-2233. To reach our office in downtown Philadelphia, call 215-988-9800.