If you are someone who rides a motorcycle, you must read this blog and speak with our experineced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about the motorcycle helmet laws in our state and how we can help you if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the laws regarding wearing helmets on motorcycles in New Jersey?
The motorcycle helmet laws in New Jersey are abundantly clear: all motorcyclists must wear helmets that comply with the rules set out by New Jersey’s Director of Motor Vehicles. Additionally, these helmets must also be equipped with a neck or chin strap and have reflectors on both sides. Furthermore, all motorcyclists in New Jersey are required to wear protective eyewear.
What should I do if I am injured in a motorcycle accident?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident. From here, you should ask the other driver for his or her insurance information, and ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name, phone number, and email address. Next, take pictures of any damage caused by the accident. Once you are transported to and treated at a hospital, ask your doctor for medical documentation regarding your injuries. Finally, retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
What is the statute of limitations for motorcycle injury claims in New Jersey?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within New Jersey’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, under most circumstances, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will be barred from suing. Bear in mind that the sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better. We are here to help.
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Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.