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Motorcycle Accidents

New Jersey’s Trusted Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Been in An Accident? Trust Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC has established itself as the go-to motorcycle accident attorney in New Jersey. We have provided unparalleled coverage for our clients since 1950, helping them recoup medical bills and lost income through our experience, expertise, and doggedness. We give our clients the personal attention they deserve. We never waver from our undivided attention to our clients’ cases. We would love to provide you with the same level of representation we have provided countless individuals in the past. If you were recently in a motorcycle accident, don’t delay. Instead, contact our attorneys.

How Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC Can Help

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating due to the lack of protection from the street and other motorists. However, motorcyclists are entitled to the same damages as other vehicle operators despite the risks. Monetary settlements for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, ongoing care, diminished earning capacity, lost income, bike damage, and other costs must all be considered in the aftermath. Our job is to provide representation in these trying times. We do so by ensuring your insurance company does not shortchange you. You pay premiums, but that does not mean they won’t attempt to offer a low-ball settlement or deny the claim outright. Before wading into these waters, hire our firm to deal with your insurance company.

Trust The Law Firm With Unique Motorcycle Accident Experience

Motorcycle accidents are not like other “motor vehicle” accidents. First, unlike motor vehicles, motorcycles insurance does not contain standard (PIP) medical insurance coverage. As such, injured motorcyclists often have significant, unpaid medical bills that they have to address. Second, motorcycle accidents often leave skid marks or yaw marks in the road. Therefore, it is important to retain an experienced motorcycle law firm that can act quickly to preserve relevant evidence. Finally, motorcycle accidents, because a motorcycle does not offer the protection of a motor vehicle, often cause catastrophic injuries. Therefore, it is important for you to retain an experienced 70+ year old law firm that specializes in motorcycle accident cases. Please call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy, LLC today for a free consultation.

Understanding the Legal Process and How We Help

Insurance companies don’t make it easy – and that is by design. They are not interested in paying out the best settlement possible. It is in their interest to limit their involvement. Plus, the legal claim process can be challenging to navigate, especially if the individual manages injuries and other inconveniences following the crash. We can determine whether you qualify for a claim and begin the process of filing said claim. In some cases, our involvement is enough to garner a satisfactory settlement. In other situations, we might have to get more involved. That process might involve:

  • Negotiations: Before we file a lawsuit or take legal action, we want to ensure your insurance company cannot be mollified. So we reach out to them to try to negotiate a fair settlement. You shouldn’t try to do this on your own – even if the insurance company is interested in negotiations. We know how to use the law to advocate for our clients. If negotiations fail, there are other options.
  • Lawsuits: If we cannot negotiate a satisfactory settlement for you, the next step is a lawsuit. One of the reasons we try negotiation first is lawsuits can be drawn out and cause headaches. However, they are sometimes the best possible action. We will investigate the circumstances of your accident, provide documentation, and make the strongest case possible.
  • Jury Selection: Jury trials in lawsuits aren’t always common. However, if your lawsuit makes its way to a jury, you will need an experienced attorney on your side. Most people assume motorcycle accidents occur due to the biker’s actions because of misconceptions about motorcycles. In fact, cars, trucks, and SUVs do most of the damage. We know what questions to ask in jury selection.
  • Obtaining A Settlement: The goal is to win a settlement that allows you to care for your injuries, repair your bike, and recover lost income. No one will work harder on your behalf than us. One of the best reasons to select our firm is we have an established record of winning substantial judgments for our clients. We win the sum you deserve.

Contact Us Today To Schedule Your Consultation

If you were in a motorcycle accident and suffered injuries, lost income, or a destroyed motorcycle, our motorcycle accident lawyers can help. We have years of experience dealing with insurance companies and other motorists to arrive at the best possible solution for our clients. Our past clients and awards can attest to our excellence as a firm. Contact us today for an efficient, speedy process. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request.

  • In 2022, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of 8 million dollars.
  • Discuss the firm's 2022 settlements.
  • Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Hackensack Office
    401 Hackensack Ave
    Suite 706
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
    Phone: 201-488-3366
  • Morristown Office
    19 Cattano Ave.
    Morristown, New Jersey 07960
    Phone: 973-922-3900
  • Roseland Office
    425 Eagle Rock Ave
    Suite 100
    Roseland, New Jersey 07068
    Phone: 973-274-5200
  • Bridgewater Office
    440 Route 22 E
    Suite 170
    Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
    Phone: 908-927-0200