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How Fault is Determined in a Motorcycle Accident

How Fault is Determined in a Motorcycle Accident

The first thing I, Andrew Prince, do in order to pursue recovery for your losses is to identify the party or parties who may potentially be liable, i.e., figuring out who can pay for your injuries. New Jersey law allows for more than one person to be at fault for an accident – not just the driver of the car that hit you.  

Because I am a motorcycle advocate, I view motorcycle accidents differently than most lawyers. I am able to successfully explain how other parties were either all or partially to blame for a motorcycle accident. Indeed, I have recovered millions of dollars for injured motorcyclists some when their previous lawyer thought they had no case! Put simply, choosing the right lawyer for your motorcycle accident case makes all the difference.  

As anyone who rides in New Jersey knows, many people have a bias against motorcyclists – including the police.  This can make it difficult for a rider to recover the money they deserve from an accident, as people automatically assume it is the rider’s fault – even when it is not! I know how to combat these negative stereotypes and get justice for injured motorcyclists.  

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are no more dangerous to public safety than other drivers. In fact, most motorcycle accidents are caused by the other person. Motorcycle accidents are most often caused by:

  • Distracted drivers
  • An inattentive driver who fails to see motorcyclists
  • Speeding
  • Cars failing to respect lane splitting
  • Driving under the influence
  • Aggressive drivers
  • Inclement weather
  • Roadway conditions
  • Turning left in front of motorcyclist

If you have suffered a motorcycle injury, I can connect you with the best medical experts in New Jersey – local doctors and medical professionals that specialize in treating motorcycle injuries.  

Determining how much your claim is worth starts with valuing the financial, physical, mental, and emotional damages of an accident. Damages can be categorized as either “special damages” or “general damages.” Special damages are calculated at an exact value in response to quantifiable financial losses such as medical treatment, lost wages, or costs to repair your bike. General damages relate to things like “pain and suffering.” General damages are more difficult to quantify and require a skilled lawyer to argue the appropriate amount. I have years of experience identifying and monetizing general damages resulting from an accident such as pain, suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship, or lower quality of life. For serious injuries, general damages can be in the millions of dollars. 

I will maximize the amount of money your case is worth by fully evaluating your claim and seeking the highest recovery possible for your losses. And if the insurance companies will not pay what is owed, I will take them to court.

Ride safe, but in the event of an accident and injury call me, Andrew S. Prince, anytime at (800) 832-6529 or (732) 388-5454.  You can also email me at  

Contact an Elizabeth Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Case in New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to an accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. Andrew Prince Esq. represents clients injured because of a motorcycle accident in Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, and throughout New Jersey. Call (908) 304-9187 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 136 Central Avenue, Clark, New Jersey 07066, as well as an office in West New York, NY.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.