Motorcycle accidents are some of the most catastrophic types of accidents on the road today. Drivers and passengers on motorcycles are not protected by seat belts and other safety features, and can suffer life-changing injuries when in an accident. If you or a loved one has been hurt while on a motorcycle, let our team of zealous advocates fight for full and fair compensation for all of your injuries. Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC in Hoboken, NJ, have been in practice for close to 45 years and are your neighbors as well as your legal representatives. F.R. "Chip" Dunne, III, Leonard B. Cohen, and Frederick R. Dunne, Jr., take their responsibility to the community seriously while pursuing full reimbursement for your injuries.
What to do after an Accident
Being in an accident can be confusing and traumatic. However, knowing what to do afterward helps pave the way for a successful claim and recovery of damages:
- If possible, move damaged motorcycles and cars to the side of the road.
- Call 911 for emergency medical help.
- Take photos of the accident scene and of any injuries that you suffered.
- Get the name and phone number of all witnesses.
- Make note of the details, such as the time of day, road and weather conditions, and direction each vehicle or motorcycle was traveling.
When the paramedics and officer arrive on the scene, be sure to give a full report of all of your injuries. You should also avoid admitting liability or apologizing for the accident. The police officer on the scene will make a report and an initial determination of fault. Your attorney will then use this data along with every other piece of evidence to establish liability. Your focus should be on your injuries and healing, while our focus is to develop a strategy aimed at getting you maximum recovery.
At Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, the attorneys take our responsibility to the community seriously while pursuing full reimbursement for your injuries.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcycle accident can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- A distracted driver
- An intoxicated driver
- Unsatisfactory road conditions, or construction
- Faulty parts, such as braking mechanisms
Pinpointing the cause of the accident is the first step in establishing liability. We work with you, the witnesses, and an accident reconstruction expert when necessary. Once the cause has been determined, we make a full demand for enough compensation to cover your losses.
Typical Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accidents
Because motorcycles leave riders vulnerable in ways that cars and trucks do not, the injuries suffered are usually severe. Common types of injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident are:
- Road rash and burns
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Deep cuts and abrasions
Many victims suffer a combination of these injuries, and the worst cases involve a fatality. We know how hard it is to recover from a motorcycle accident and that victims often require long-term care. This is why our attorneys fight for every element of damages you are entitled to, so you can focus on recovery and not on the accident.
Why Hire an Attorney?
An insurance adjuster is likely to deny your claim by placing the blame on you if you have been in a motorcycle accident. Bikers are often faulted with driving recklessly or ignoring traffic laws. In order to recover all you deserve, it is necessary to shift culpability off of you and where it belongs; on the motorist or another party who is responsible for causing the accident. Our attorneys do this by careful investigation of the facts and by aggressive pursuit of reimbursement for lost wages, medical expenses, costs of long-term care, and any other expense you have incurred as a result of the accident.
Begin the Road to Recovery
Our attorneys understand you may feel overwhelmed and unsure where to turn, but we will stand by your side throughout your recovery. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, let us help you today. You can reach our firm online or by calling (201) 998-2727.