A man in his 20s was killed in a motorcycle accident recently when his bike veered off the roadway and crashed. According to a news report on NJ.com, the fatal crash occurred on Route 1 south of Gill Lane in Woodbridge, New Jersey. After leaving the roadway, the motorcycle struck a utility pole and a guide wire and the rider was ejected from his bike. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It is unclear at this time what caused this solo motorcycle accident.
Anytime there is a single-vehicle accident, it is important that a full investigation takes place before any assumptions are made. It is common for police to assume the driver was responsible for the accident, but there are many other factors to consider. For example, investigators should determine if a dangerous roadway or defective part contributed to the crash. There are also many cases where vehicles are run off the roadway by another vehicle.
The family of someone killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in New Jersey would be well-advised to speak to a skilled attorney regarding their legal options. Depending upon the outcome of the accident investigation, the victim’s family may be able to pursue financial compensation for their loss. It would also be a good idea to preserve the crashed vehicle in its current condition so an expert can thoroughly examine it for defects, malfunctions, and other evidence.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey that was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, please contact the experienced Princeton wrongful death attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein. Families of deceased accident victims can seek compensation in such cases for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, benefits, loss of love, care and companionship, and other related damages. Please contact us today at 609-240-0040 for a free, comprehensive, and confidential consultation.