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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.

Please get the word out: check your Health Insurance policy language to make sure it covers you if you are injured in a motorcycle accident. Every day I see new clients who have been injured by an irresponsible driver and every day I have to explain, to their surprise, that they do not have the proper insurance to cover their medical bills.
Continue Reading Your Health Insurance Probably Will NOT Pay for Medical Care in Motorcycle Accidents

The debates in various states regarding helmet laws may be affected by a recent federal study. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) recently released a report that found fewer motorcyclists died in states with helmet laws and that $1.4 billion could have been saved if all motorcyclists wore a helmet.
Continue Reading Helmet Law Debate: Higher Medical Insurance in Place of Required Helmets?

Most people DO NOT carry enough insurance. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are often unfamiliar with their insurance coverage and limits. The Motorcycle attorneys of Stark & Stark are offering a very informative free presentation on the differences between an automobile policy and a motorcycle policy as well as carrying proper and adequate insurance coverage. (See below for a full list of dates and locations!)
Continue Reading Do You Have Adequate Motorcycle Insurance Coverage?

Riding on a windy day requires extra caution. Do not underestimate the power of the wind and how a strong gust can suddenly move your bike from one side of the lane to the other. If you are riding with another bike give yourself extra room to account for the unexpected movements of the cycles.
Continue Reading Safety Tip for Motorcycle Riders: Be extra cautious on windy days

Recalls in the motorcycle industry occur all too often and cause problems that can lead to serious injuries, or even death, if the proper repairs are not made to your bike. I was amazed at how many bikes have fuel line and brake line hazards that need to be corrected. Or, how about the defect that suddenly turns off the headlight!
Continue Reading Motorcycle Safety Tip: Be sure you are aware of motorcycle recalls

I represent a lot of bikers who have been injured due to the negligence of other drivers. Unfortunately, most of these accidents result in significant injuries and huge medical bills. The health insurance companies who are responsible to pay for the medical care in these cases are, in recent years, writing policies which significantly limit their obligation to pay for treatment.
Continue Reading Union Members’ Health Insurance Coverage May Provide VERY LIMITED Coverage For Motorcycle Injuries