Over the weekend, two New Jersey men were killed in separate motorcycle accidents. On Saturday, a young man from Scotch Plains was killed in a motorcycle accident in Hillside. It’s unclear what caused the accident. According to NJ.com, the rider lost control of his motorcycle, hit a guardrail and overturned. In addition, there were no wet weather conditions and the rider was wearing a helmet.
Also on Saturday, a 31 year old man from Forked River was killed when his bike collided with a minivan. According to NJ.com, the rider lost control of his motorcycle and hit a minivan. Like the other motorcycle accident, it is unclear what caused the rider to lose control of his bike.
The number one cause of motorcycle accidents which occur when the rider loses control of the motorcycle is rider inexperience. However in some situations, a rider may lose control of the bike through no fault of their own. For example, motorcycle defects or roadway defects may either cause or contribute to a motorcycle accident.
In these kinds of situations, a rider’s family may recover for the loss of their loved one. Known as a wrongful death and/or survival action, certain family members may be able to recover for loss of earnings, financial support, etc.
In order to succeed in a motorcycle defect case in New Jersey, there must be prompt and careful investigation of the details related to the accident, how it occurred and the bike itself. Details such as when the bike was last inspected and serviced may also be key in such a case.
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Published: June 18, 2012