A 49-year-old Piscataway man was killed in New Jersey motorcycle accident after a vehicle struck his motorcycle. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred on South Washington Avenue at Centennial Avenue in Piscataway. Officials say the motorcyclist was driving north when a southbound car turned left and struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It is unclear if the 59-year-old male driver will be cited for the fatal New Jersey motorcycle accident.
Drivers attempting to make a left turn at an intersection or into a private drive are legally required to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic before making a turn. Left turn accidents often involve drivers who fail to notice or yield to oncoming motorcyclists. In such cases, the rider will likely be thrown from his or her vehicle.
The family of a deceased New Jersey motorcycle accident victim would be well advised to contact a knowledgeable attorney who can help them determine liability for the collision. It is common for drivers to deny causing the crash and for their insurance companies to offer inadequate settlements. A skilled motorcycle accident attorney will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that fair compensation is offered to the victim’s family.
An experienced Piscataway personal injury lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein can help families pursue compensation for damages such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, and emotional distress. Our attorneys provide free consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone that has been injured or lost a loved one in a New Jersey crash.