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Christopher M. Pyne is an expert Civil Trial Attorney as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Pyne is also Chair of the Motorcycle Accidents practice and member of the Accident & Personal Injury practice.

A woman was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and tampering with evidence in Trenton, NJ. Upon questioning, Christina Rosario admitted to the police that while driving on March 5, 2014, she struck a man. She claimed that she stopped to check on the victim and he seemed to be fine. She then left the area without waiting for police nor did she herself report the accident later on. The man she struck died two days later. She was charged with evidence tampering because she left the State to have her windshield repaired to hide evidence of the collision.
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Not too long ago I represented a man who was injured while riding in a group. The group had just left the local motorcycle dealer and as happens the bikes started off at varying speeds, spread apart and then contracted or bunched up unexpectedly. The bike behind my client clipped his rear wheel, caused him to crash and he was then struck by another motorcycle while he lay in the roadway. Group riding can be fun but this client was seriously injured.

With riding season upon us I thought this topic was worthy of some discussion. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation website has some tips for group riding that are worth a few minutes of your time. If you are planning a group ride I recommend you refresh your memory here.
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I was leafing through an old “Hog Tales” magazine from November/December 2004 and came upon an article about safe riding and the hidden dangers of the roads. The article titled Between the Lines, discusses ways to maintain your focus and improve your odds of avoiding a crash. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation ® (MSF) created an acronym to help us stay sharp and focused while riding.
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According to 6ABC.com news report: “A motorcyclist is dead and his wife is injured after an accident on the Black Horse Pike in Williamstown, New Jersey. The accident was reported at 8:44 a.m. at US 322 (Black Horse Pike) and Cains Mill Road. Police say a Chevy Silverado was traveling west on 322 and was making a left turn into the Wawa parking.
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At our most recent meeting of the Motorcycle Safety Coalition, Bill Turkus told us that 90% of motorcycle crashes involved a rider who never completed a Basic Rider training course. Learning to ride or to ride better than you do is critical to owning a motorcycle. If you have not done so I urge you to take a Basic Motorcycle Rider Course. One such course is given through Rider Education of New Jersey and information can be found here.
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Stark & Stark attorneys and staff participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Ride For Life XXVII on May 3rd and 4th at the SteelStacks at ArtsQuest Campus in Bethlehem, PA. Joel Rosenberg rode to the event with his HOG Chapter, Bucks County HOG. Our staff and attorneys met lots of great families and really enjoyed the activities and being part of such a worthwhile cause. The SteelStacks at ArtsQuest Campus is a very dramatic and very cool location. A great spot for photographers as well as bikes. On Sunday Joel and his wife, Rose, had a great ride through the countryside with their HOG group before heading home. On behalf of all of us at Stark & Stark we thank you for participating in this wonderful event. If you did not donate and would like to please go to www.mda.org.
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Joel Rosenberg and I spoke before the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 105 at the invitation of President Lance P. Lopez, Sr. on April 14, 2014.

We addressed proper automobile and motorcycle insurance coverages to ensure that all drivers and their families are properly protected in the event of an accident. Everyone must have liability insurance to protect them from suits against them. As important as that protection is the “uninsured and underinsured” coverage you carry. If a negligent driver strikes your car, truck or motorcycle your own UM/UIM coverage may be critical to receiving fair compensation for injuries and lost wages suffered by you and your family.
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As a member of the Motorcycle Safety Coalition I urge you to visit njsmartriders.org and take the pledge to be a safe motorcycle rider. This program was conceived to raise awareness and encourage motorcyclists to ride safely. We encourage all riders to pledge to follow these simple rules:

Get properly trained

Wear protective gear

Ride Unimpaired

Know you own limits and ride within your skill limits

Be a Lifelong Learner
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Stark & Stark attorneys and staff are participating in the MDA Ride for Life on May 3, 2014 at Bethlehem, PA. Joel Rosenberg will be riding with his HOG Chapter and I plan to ride as well.

We will have a booth with free give-a-ways so stop by to ask any legal questions or just to share your support for Muscular Dystrophy. Please go to MDARideForLife.org to see how you can participate in this fun event and help raise money for the families and kids who live with neuromuscular diseases.
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A new program titled Pledge to Share the Road is underway through the Motorcycle Safety Coalition. Our attorneys at Stark & Stark support this program and its goal to increase driver awareness of motorcycles and to encourage safe driving practices for everyone’s benefit. Through this program it is hoped we can encourage all motorists to share the road. The site has numerous safety tips, information and tools for drivers of all ages. Here are a few tips:
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