Experienced motorcycle riders understandably revel in their freedom, yet they are also aware that they suffer some notable risks when out in traffic. According to the New Jersey Attorney General’s webpage on motorcycle accidents and injuries, motorcyclists “are more than 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and five times more likely to be injured.”
Motorcycle crash/injury facts tell a sobering tale
Here are some immediately eye-opening takeaways provided by government safety regulators that are relevant to motorcycling both nationally and in New Jersey:
- New Jersey motorcyclists were involved in nearly 12,000 crashes within a recent five-year measuring period.
- More than 50% of all motorcycle crashes happen at intersections.
- Fault resides in a high majority of cases with drivers who say they didn’t see a motorcyclist.
Third-party negligence a prime catalyst in bike crashes
At-fault motorists and their insurers routinely try to escape liability in crashes involving motorcycles, but the attorneys at Goldstein, Ballen, O’Rourke & Wildstein, P.C. are prepared to fight for you and your loved ones.