Motorcycles are a common sight on the road throughout New Jersey. Riders and drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks are advised to share the road, be predictable and follow the law to keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, accidents are often unavoidable and people can be injured and lose their lives because of them. Riders are especially vulnerable due to the lack of protection they have. This is true even if they are wearing a helmet and safety attire. If the rider survives, he or she may face extensive medical costs and long-term challenges. Those who have been affected should know their rights and what they should do after the collision.
Vehicle leaving parking lot collides with motorcyclist
A crash between a car and a motorcyclist resulted in the rider losing his life. The accident happened in the evening at about 8:20 p.m. as the car – a 2018 Honda Clarity – was exiting a parking lot. It was on an access road near a shopping center. The bike, a 2020 Honda Grom, was being ridden by a 20-year-old man. After the vehicles collided, the rider was thrown and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he died about an hour after the accident. The driver of the car was unhurt. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Motorcycle crashes can cause long-term damage and death
Being in a motorcycle accident can lead to a series of long-term problems and death. Even if the person survives, there is a good chance that an extended hospitalization will be necessary along with surgical procedures and rehabilitation. This can be exorbitantly expensive. After the treatment, the person could face obstacles in returning to the way they were before. This can hinder attempts to attend school and work, causing an even bigger series of financial problems. The family could be faced with caring for a loved one who needs attention all day, every day. Insurance companies will likely make an offer to avoid a legal filing, but when all the expenses are calculated, it is often far less than sufficient.
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident may require legal advice
A crucial aspect of a motorcycle accident investigation is determining how and why it happened. Evidence should be accumulated and the family that was impacted needs to understand how to be fully protected from the start. This is true if there were head injuries, spinal cord damage, cuts and bruises, or if the accident is so severe that there was a fatality. Before saying or doing anything, it is imperative to consult with experienced professionals who understand the ins and outs of motorcycle accidents.