Bikers love their magnificent machine enjoy riding it on the open roads, but unfortunately they are more prone to accidents overlooked by other big vehicles. In order to remain safe while on the roads motorcycle riders must obtain a motorcycle endorsement, a written test with a learning permit. At least 20 days practice is a must with a learners permit in the guidance of another licensed driver on another bike before taking the road skills test.
Mostly the riders are acknowledged as the careless and negligent at first glance when involving in an accident making it difficult to prove the fault of the other vehicle’s driver. A motorcycle accident can occur in various different circumstances and for many reasons resulting in head or brain injury, disfigurement, spinal cord injuries, or broken bone. A rider who is not at fault may sue the guilty party to recover damages for the injuries they sustained.
After an accident, both the rider and the drive will be under scrutiny to check whether the rider fulfill with all state laws for driving a motorcycle. Or was wearing a helmet and was not under the influence of alcohol or other drugs?
These questions will be helpful in determining who was at fault at the time of the accident. In New Jersey if you are not equally at fault in a motorcycle accident, then you may recover damages incurred as a result of that accident. Take for example if you suffer $ $100,000 worth of damage, you fault in the accident was 40%, then you will get only $60,000 worth of compensation. But in some cases, even if you are equally at fault, you may still entitle to recover some of your damages.
To file a claim you first need to establish fault and then by taking some simple steps after your accident, you can help build your motorcycle accident claim, like:
- File and get a copy of the police report
- Photograph of the accident scene
- Name, address and phone number of the other driver involved in the accident
- Name, address…