The NJ motorcycle accident attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh understand the hazards facing motorcyclists in New Jersey and are staunch advocates for the legal rights of these victims.
Unfortunately, crashes involving motorcycles are all too frequent in our state and victims often face much more dire injuries than those traveling by car. In the past month, multiple accidents involving motorcyclists serve to illustrate our concerns and commitment to these motorists.
Fatal motorcycle accidents in New Jersey
On April 16, a motorcycle crash took the life of a Wyckoff woman, according to a report at NJ.com. The woman, 42-year-old Georgena Marballie-Messaros, was driving her Harley Davidson on West Main Street, when police say the motorcycle left the roadway and crashed into the curb. Marballie-Messaros was thrown from her bike to the side of the road, where she struck a utility pole. Marballie-Messaros was pronounced dead after she was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.
Two motorcycles were involved in a fatal accident in Hope Township on April 16, NJ.com also reports. The drivers of the bikes collided on County Route 609, throwing one of the riders from his motorcycle. Nathaniel Hagerty, the driver of the bike, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was taken to an area hospital with “moderate” injuries.
On April 14, a resident from Nazareth was killed when his motorcycle struck a tree. The accident occurred on Holmdel Road in Holmdel Township. The crash occurred in the early morning hours and the driver of the motorcycle, Filip Simon, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Finally, a motorcyclist suffered serious head and internal injuries after getting ejected from his vehicle on Limecrest Road on April 13. The driver was treated at the scene before he was flown via Medevac to an area hospital with head and internal trauma. His name has not been released to allow time to notify family of his injuries.
Motorcycle accident attorneys NJ trusts
According to the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, motorcycle crashes are becoming more frequent in the state. The Federal Highway Authority estimates there are approximately 2,500 accidents involving motorcycles on New Jersey roads every year. More than half of all motorcycle accidents occur at intersections and more than two-thirds involve a motorist that did not see the motorcycle.
Injuries from motorcycle accidents can be much more serious than injuries suffered in other types of vehicle crashes. Fatalities are also more common. If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be facing extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. If the unthinkable occurs and you lose a loved one in a crash, you may be left to pick up the financial pieces even as you are trying to understand and accept the loss of your family member.
At Eisbrouch Marsh, we understand how life can change in an instant due to a motorcycle accident. We help accident victims and their families pursue damages to help pay for medical bills, lost wages and other non-economic losses.
Our attorneys will fight hard for your rights until you get the compensation you legally deserve. Contact our firm now at 201-342-5545 to get a free case review and learn more about pursuing a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey.
- NJ.com, Man Ejected from Motorcycle in Andover Received Serious Injuries, Police Say, http://www.nj.com/sussex-county/index.ssf/2015/04/man_ejected_from_motorcycle_in_andover_received_se.html
- Nazareth Patch, Nazareth Man Killed in Early Morning Motorcycle Crash in N.J., http://patch.com/pennsylvania/nazareth/nazareth-man-killed-early-morning-motorcycle-crash-nj-0?
- NJ.com, Two Motorcycle Crash Kills Phillipsburg Man, State Police Say, http://www.nj.com/warrenreporter/index.ssf/2015/04/two-motorcycle_crash_kills_phi.html
- NJ.com, Mahwah Woman Killed in Wyckoff Motorcycle Accident, http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2015/04/mahwah_woman_killed_in_wyckoff_motorcycle_accident.html
- State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Motorcycle Safety Resources, http://www.nj.gov/lps/hts/motorcycle/