New Jersey Motorcycle Fatalities On the Rise

Between 2003 and 2007, 377 motorcyclists died on New Jersey’s highways. According to the Federal Highway Authority, about 2,500 motorcycles are involved in collisions each year in New Jersey. Statistics demonstrate that if you are involved in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, you have a 75 percent chance of being injured.

With respect to Princeton motorcyclists crashes involving other vehicles, more than half occur at an intersection, and more than two-thirds involve a driver not being able to see the motorcycle. With respect to crashes not involving other vehicles, more than two-thirds result from excessive speed, 22% of fatalities lack a proper motorcycle license, and 44% of single motorcycle fatalities occur at corners or during turns.

In New Jersey, motorcyclists are required by law to wear a DOT (FMVSS 218) approved helmet. Wearing a helmet is the most significant step that a motorcycle operator can take to save his/her life. However, unfortunately, even when a motorcycle operator takes every conceivable precaution, it is still common for motorcycle injuries and fatalities to occur.

If your loved one has been killed in a NJ motorcycle accident, you may have an action for wrongful death against another driver, business or municipality. The experienced New Jersey wrongful death attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein can help you evaluate potential claims, preserve important evidence and investigate the facts surrounding the tragic incident.

As a consequence of our many years of trying wrongful death cases, our qualified attorneys can prove negligence and causation, and win a fair verdict or settlement for our clients. You deserve to be compensated for your incredible loss, and our experienced New Jersey fatal accident lawyers have a proven track record of obtaining just compensation for individuals and families who have lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligence. Call (609) 240-0040 to speak immediately with an attorney at Lependorf & Silverstein.