A 28-year-old Secaucus man was injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident after his vehicle left the roadway. According to a news report in The Record, the motorcycle crash occurred near 2480 Secaucus Road in North Bergen. Officials say he may have been speeding when his motorcycle struck a curb and skid into a grassy area. He suffered serious injuries including possible leg fractures. Investigators reviewed the crash site for hours and are reportedly still trying to determine the cause of the accident.
It is common for investigators to assume that the victim of a single vehicle crash was solely responsible for the accident. It is important, however, for a full investigation to take place. Is it possible that a second motorist caused the crash and drove away? Did a defective motorcycle part contribute to the accident? Does the crash site have a history of similar accidents? Was the accident caused by a dangerous or defective roadway condition such as a pothole or uneven pavement? The answers to these questions will affect who can be held liable for the losses suffered by the victim.
Victims of single vehicle crashes would be well advised to preserve the damaged vehicle for a thorough inspection and to contact a reputed attorney. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer will review every potential cause of the crash. In cases involving negligence, the at-fault party can be held liable for the victim’s medical bills, hospitalization costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other related damages.
The experienced motorcyclist injury lawyers in New Jersey at Lependorf & Silverstein help injured motorcyclists get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. We offer no cost consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has suffered an injury in a New Jersey motorcycle accident.