The severity of motor vehicle accidents varies widely -- a great deal result in some form of injury while others result in death. If an accident occurs between two cars, the results can be devastating. However, when an accident involves a car and a motorcycle, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic, if not fatal. In some cases of New Jersey motorcycle accidents, a negligent driver may be to blame.
A recent motorcycle accident resulted in a man being ejected from his motorcycle. It occurred in Chester on a recent Saturday morning on Route 206. The motorcyclist, a 70-year-old man, suffered a variety of injuries.
The accident occurred around 10 a.m., when a 68-year-old man operating a passenger car initiated a left turn from the northbound lane of Route 206, attempting to turn onto West Main Street, according to a detective involved in the case. The car struck the motorcycle, which was headed south on Route 206. On impact, the motorcyclist was thrown from his vehicle and suffered non life-threatening injuries that resulted in him being taken to a local medical center, according to the police.
Based upon the preliminary evidence, it appears that the injured motorcyclist has grounds to commence a personal injury lawsuit for financial relief against the car driver. A successfully presented claim may result in a monetary judgment, and any restitution paid might be used to help alleviate many of the financial burdens that are often imposed on victims of serious motorcycle accidents, such as medical bills as well as lost pay. Accident victims in New Jersey may consult a personal injury attorney in order to assess the validity of a legal claim. An experienced attorney can provide ongoing support when navigating the civil justice system.
Source: nj.com, "Man, 70, ejected from motorcycle in Route 206 crash, police say", Noah Cohen, Oct. 10, 2015