Wayne Township, NJ (September 10th, 2021) – According to authorities, a motorcyclist was fatally wounded when traveling on Route 23 in Wayne, a single-vehicle motorcycle accident that shut down the highway.

The deceased has been identified by authorities as 50-year-old Serge Lozowsky of Caldwell. According to a statement provided by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Lozowsky collided with an island while riding a 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle. First responders pronounced Mr. Lozowsky dead at the scene.

The collision happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. near 1813 Route 23 South. Investigators closed all southbound lanes of the highway. At about 9 a.m. the following morning, authorities announced the reopening of Route 23.

The cause of the single-vehicle motorcycle accident has not been determined and police continue to search for a cause. Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information regarding the accident to contact the Wayne Police Department Traffic Division.

A motorcycle accident can be a life-changing experience for the injured rider and this is primarily due to the dangerous nature of these vehicles. Motorcycles are inherently dangerous as they lack important safety features regular passenger vehicles are normally equipped with, such as airbags and a heavy metal exterior. When a rider is injured in a motorcycle accident, the accident can result in devastating injuries, including severe head trauma, broken bones, internal injuries, road rash, disfiguration, and spinal cord injuries.

The State of New Jersey is considered a no-fault state when it comes to all auto accidents. This means that injured motorcyclists may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries and losses through their own auto insurance coverage policy. However, since many injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic, the state allows eligible victims the opportunity to seek damages in the form of monetary restitution from the party who caused the accident. Unfortunately, when the motorcycle accident is categorized as a single-vehicle accident, seeking compensation from a liable party may be extremely challenging.

Riding a motorcycle is an activity that comes with many risks that are not typically involved in other types of transportation. Just because a motorcycle accident only involves the motorcycle, however, does not entirely mean the rider is to blame for the accident. In a vast majority of cases, other drivers fail to safely and responsibly share the road with motorcyclists and it can be up to each individual rider to reach his or her destination safely.

While on the road, riders can experience aggressive driving from other motorists, including distracted driving and speeding. When a driver fails to notice a rider and cuts the rider off when merging into the rider’s lane, the rider may be forced off the road in an effort to avoid a collision. Even when there is no collision with another vehicle, a motorcyclist who is run off the road can still experience serious injuries.

Similarly, riders are vulnerable when it comes to riding on streets undergoing construction or have insufficient lighting. When a street has severely deteriorated pavement, a rider may fall off the motorcycle as a result of the poor street conditions.

Whether a catastrophic motorcycle accident happened as a result of a driver or another party, injured riders should know that they may be able to obtain monetary compensation for their losses. With that said, identifying the at-fault party in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident can be a challenging undertaking. With the support of a well-experienced attorney, however, it may be possible to identify the liable party and pursue legal action for compensation.

If you or someone you love was recently hurt in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident, discuss your case with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling these complicated cases. A skilled motorcycle accident attorney will be able to thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident and help you determine if you are eligible for damages.

At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., the law firm believes that many single-vehicle motorcycle accidents happen through no fault of the rider. The firm believes that in a majority of cases, catastrophic accidents happen because a negligent party failed to provide a safe environment for the rider. Consequently, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. will thoroughly review the circumstances of all accident claims they handle. They will work tirelessly to ensure all liable parties are held responsible for their negligence in causing the accident.

After you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, consider obtaining the proficient legal support of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. The firm is equipped with the resources you need to obtain the compensation you deserve. Schedule a no-obligation consultation with Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today.

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over thirty years.

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