Data collected by New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General show that across the United States, fatalities due to motorcycle accidents are drastically increasing. In New Jersey, approximately 2,500 motorcycle accidents occur annually including 50 or more fatalities with 2,000 injuries each year. If you are involved in a motorcycle crash in New Jersey studies show that you have about a 75 percent chance of suffering an injury.
Did you know that if you are a motorcycle rider involved in an accident with a motor vehicle in the State of New Jersey that neither your auto insurance nor your motorcycle insurance will pay for any of your medical treatment?
In New Jersey, should you require medical treatment related to injuries sustained in a motorcycle as opposed to a car accident, you either would have to pay your doctors out of your own pockets (almost impossible for the majority of people), use your health insurance, or arrange for your treating doctors to place a lien on your pending case, whereby you would agree to pay the doctors back out of any compensation you receive from a settlement or verdict at the conclusion of your case. In this scenario, your attorney would seek from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, monetary compensation for your medical bills and for your pain and suffering.
If you are fortunate enough to have health insurance that covers your medical treatment related to the injuries you sustained in the motorcycle accident, then your health insurance company may have a right to a lien on your case to recover any payments that they made to your treating medical providers. Whether or not your particular insurer will have this right depends on the contract language and what is known as ERISA preemption. Contact the experienced motorcycle accident firm of The Grossman Law Firm, LLC to learn more.
NJ Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims
With over a decade of service in New Jersey, we have successfully represented motor cycle accident victims in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Bergen, Passaic, Essex County and thoughout NJ who have severe injuries because of the negligence of others. As a Grossman Law Firm, LLC personal injury client, you will receive personal, compassionate and aggressive representation backed by the experience needed to protect you interests while battling the state’s most powerful insurance carriers. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients and make sure that every client is treated as an individual and never treated as another file.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury from an accident with an automobile or large truck or any other motor vehicle involving while riding a motorcycle anywhere in New Jersey, please contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 625-9494 for a free consultation. We represent our clients on a contingency basis. This means our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case.