Hazlet, NJ – Motorcyclist Hospitalized Following Rt 36 CollisionNY/NJ Legal News
Hazlet, NJ (August 05, 2022) – A motorcyclist was found by first responders lying injured and unconscious in the roadway after being hit by another vehicle on the Jersey Shore on Friday, August 5th.
The accident took place at about 11”00 a.m. in the 1100th block of Route 36, near Fieldcrest Way, in Hazlet.
The rider was transported by paramedics to an area hospital. His current condition is unknown.
This accident is under police investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Collisions in New Jersey
Motorcyclists are at a heavy disadvantage when they are involved in an impact with another vehicle even in spite of safety precautions like Department of Transportation-approved helmets and safe riding techniques. Motorcycle riders are the most vulnerable drivers on our roadways, and their deaths almost always involve another vehicle.
One of the most common types of crashes occurs when another vehicle suddenly veers into oncoming traffic and collides head-first with a motorcyclist they did not see coming. The results are, at best, catastrophic and frequently deadly. The rider can endure injuries ranging from serious burns, road rash, and compound fractures to traumatic brain injuries and paralysis.
If you ride a motorcycle and you have been injured in an accident, you are likely entitled to financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses/Anticipated medical expenses
- Damage to property
- Lost income/Reduced earning capacity
- Emotional anguish
- Permanent handicap/Disfigurement or permanent scarring
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the United States Department of Transportation, which documents yearly collision statistics involving motorcycles, reported that almost 4,700 motorcycle riders were killed in collisions in 2013 and approximately 88,000 sustained injuries regarded as serious.
In addition, the NHTSA stated that, between 2004 and 2013, the number of fatal motorcycle incidents increased by 16%.
At Metro Law, we will launch a thorough investigation into your accident and consult with occupational and medical professionals in order to verify the damages you have sustained.
Contact our motorcycle crash attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal options available for you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.