Brick, New Jersey, Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
After any kind of auto accident there are many complex legal issues at play. However, insurance companies typically try to make victims and their families think that it is a cut–and – dried matter of signing a few forms and getting a small bit of compensation.
A free consultation with a NJ personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling motorcycle accidents can help you and your family discover what you truly have coming. The lawyers of LePore & Luizzi have spent more than 20 years handling thousands of personal injury cases. Joseph G. LePore, is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, an honor bestowed on about 2 percent of our colleagues. Peter J. Luizzi was an insurance adjustor before he became an attorney, so he understands how insurance companies work. Mr. Luizzi has almost exclusively handled personal injury cases of all kinds for his entire professional career. Let our experience and credentials work for you.
Know the Legal Issues Involved in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can bring forth many legal issues not present in car accidents. It is vital to understand the basics and let a lawyer guide you through the process. An insurance company is out to minimize your claim, not to help you recover.
Motorcycle accidents also have special legal implications in New Jersey. Motorcycles are not considered a motor vehicle within the definition of the New Jersey statute. This means that motorcycles are not covered by personal injury protection (PIP) medical coverage if you are injured. This also means that if you do not have health insurance that you will not have any insurance coverage for your medical bills. This is why it is important to consult a lawyer about a motorcycle case.
Joseph LePore dealt with these special complexities in a recent case. Our client suffered a fractured wrist and dislocated elbow in a motorcycle accident. There were also allegations that our client attempted to run a red light. We took the case to trial and got a jury verdict of more $502,000. The verdict covered not only medical bills but also past and future wages that our client lost as a result of the injuries. Mr. Luizzi settled a case for a passenger on a motorcycle who was injured when the driver lost control of the motorcycle. The injuries were not life threatening and the case settled for $140,000.
Our Brick lawyers serving Ocean County, Monmouth County, and the state of New Jersey can meet with you free of charge, analyze your case, and tell you the truth about what you are facing. Contact us right away. We perform all NJ personal injury work on contingency, charging no attorneys’ fees until a settlement or verdict is reached.