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Our Lawyers Help Victims of Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey

Ridgewood firm focusing exclusively on injury recovery since 1976

Riding a motorcycle generates a sense of excitement and freedom. The same reasons you enjoy these sensations also make motorcycles a dangerous form of transportation. Without a seatbelt or an enclosed metal capsule to hold you in, your body is open to the world and hence vulnerable to being violently thrown.

Seigel Law supports the motorcyclists who frequent the roads of Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton. We understand that riding your bike is a passion and a way of life. We have also witnessed, since 1976, the devastating effects that a vehicle accident can have on motorcyclists. Our lawyers are ready to take action in your case.

Motorcycle safety equipment

According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (HTS), about 2,000 injuries and 70 deaths occur every year as a result of approximately 2,500 motorcycle crashes. HTS offers several tips to motorcyclists to avoid becoming a statistic, including:

  • Wear appropriate clothing, including a helmet, eye protection, abrasion-resistant jacket and long pants, over-the-ankle boots and full-fingered gloves.
  • Increase visibility by wearing bright clothes and not lingering in a car’s blind spot.
  • Educate yourself by taking a motorcycle-driving course.
  • Never drive while tired or after drinking alcohol or taking medication.
  • Drive defensively.

New Jersey law requires motorcycle helmets

The HTS reports that motorcyclists not wearing helmets are three times more likely to sustain fatal head trauma than riders wearing an appropriate helmet at the time of a motorcycle accident. This may be reason enough to wear a helmet, but there is also another good reason — New Jersey law. The state’s helmet law requires both operators and passengers to wear a Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved helmet.

Negligent motorists put you at risk

Even if you drive carefully, negligent motorists put you at risk of a serious car accident. Also, although using safety equipment offers you substantial protection, you can still be severely injured. Our lawyers often handle cases involving speeding, tailgating, distracted motorists, drunk drivers, and hit-and-runs. We aggressively pursue these reckless drivers to recover the maximum possible damages for brain trauma, spinal cord damage, road rash, fractures, amputations and other catastrophic injuries.

Recover damages after a motorcycle crash

Seigel Law is dedicated exclusively to personal injury recovery. Call our law firm at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. From our law office in Ridgewood, we help injured clients in the Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Hudson County regions, and throughout northern New Jersey. We can visit you in your home or at the hospital if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office for an appointment. You owe us no lawyer fees unless we recover damages for you.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys


  • (61 Reviews)

    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Knowledge

Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics

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One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve

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Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients

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Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court

Communication

Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours

Community

Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

Testimonials
  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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