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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Qualified Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving New York

The New York roadways are home to an array of visually stunning motorcycles, everything from state-of-the-art bikes and high-octane monster cycles to lovingly restored vintage classics. They are a proud part of the transportation scene, and they deserve our appreciation and respect.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are disconcertingly common in New York and all across the state. Bikers are hurt to no fault of their own every day here, owing in part to the vulnerable nature of their vehicles and the careless disregard displayed by so many other motorists.

The overwhelming majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by cars. Driver negligence is a real concern for bikers, whose vehicles offer almost no protection from the terrible force of an impact.

Indeed, New York motorcycle accidents are known to produce horrible, unthinkable injuries. In many cases, the occupants do not survive. Those who do make it through the ordeal may face a lifetime of suffering, hardship, and impairment.

Fortunately, New York has a number of tough motorcycle laws on the books, and New York is committed to strict enforcement.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in New York, you may be entitled to considerable monetary reimbursement under the laws of New York state. Specifically, your recovery may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Hospital bills
  • Lost income (past, present, and future)
  • Pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Damage to your motorcycle or other property
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Any other injuries reasonably related to the accident

Working with an experienced and aggressive law firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. At New York Laywers Team, we’ve spent the last twenty years protecting the rights of injured New York locals, and we would like to do the same for you.

Our firm respects motorcyclists. We believe in their right to share the road, and we are dedicated to holding negligent drivers responsible for endangering the lives of bikers in New York. You can count on us.

Research Matters

When it comes time to pay accident victims for their injuries, insurance companies put up a real fight. Proving liability and demonstrating the value of your suffering can be difficult.

Fortunately, our New York motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience in fighting the world’s biggest insurance companies on behalf of injured bikers. We’ve operated in New York for many years and have handled thousands of cases since then, including numerous motorcycle injury claims.

We understand these cases and we know what it takes to push the insurance companies toward an advantageous settlement. If they refuse to negotiate fairly, we’re also ready and able to hold them accountable in a court of law.

Our process begins with research. We will visit the accident scene, reconstruct the accident itself, work with motorcycle and medical experts, and scrutinize all of the available evidence in order to put your best foot forward. We will proceed exclusively in your best interest, with the unfailing goal of maximizing your compensation.

No Fee Guarantee

At New York Laywers Team, no one is turned away because they can’t afford a lawsuit. In fact, we proudly offer a Zero Fee Guarantee to many of our personal injury clients. Those clients are never asked to pay a penny for our services unless (and until) we achieve an in-court victory or a successful out-of-court settlement in your case.

Never let your financial situation stand in the way of justice. Put your trust in a law firm willing to invest its time and talent in you.

There is no case too big and no cast too small. We are passionate about every single client we embrace.

Free Consultation With Experienced New York Motorcycle Injruy Lawyer

No one deserves to endure the aftermath of a motorcycle accident alone. If you’ve been injured in one of these terrible crashes — even if your injuries were relatively modest — we know that you’ve been through an overwhelming ordeal. We want to help you access the relief to which you are entitled under the law.

Our New York motorcycle accident lawyers are also extensively experienced in wrongful death litigation. Sadly, motorcycle accidents are among the deadliest traffic incidents in New York. If you and your family are in the middle of heartbreak, you can turn to us in your hour of need. We will shoulder all the stress of litigation so that you can focus on your own needs during this difficult time.

Remember, time limits do apply to these claims. The sooner you take your next steps, the better.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

I was hurt in a motorcycle accident in New York. What could a lawsuit help me with?

Motorcycle accidents in New York are on the rise. Fortunately for motorcycle riders, New York has some tough laws in place to protect them. If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident within New York, you may be eligible to receive:

  • Medical expenses, such as hospital bills, rehab, physical therapy, and other related expenses;
  • Lost income;
  • Loss of potential income for the future;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Property damage;
  • Other injuries that are reasonably related to the motorcycle accident

All New York motorcycle accidents are different. They all have their own facts and circumstances. So, it’s important that you have your case evaluated by New York Laywers Team. We provide free initial consultations to people who are hurt in motorcycle accidents. Call us today to schedule yours.

After being injured in a New York motorcycle accident, what should I do?

The first and most important thing to do is to call the police to come out and make a report. Make sure that you get a copy of the report number. The responding officer will also assist you in getting the insurance information of the other driver. Next, you should be checked out by a medical professional even if you feel fine. With the adrenalin flowing from the motorcycle accident, you may not realize that you’re hurt. Also, there are certain injuries that will not show signs.

If you’re able to do so while on the scene of the motorcycle accident, take pictures of the damage to your motorcycle, the other vehicle, and the scene. Also, make sure that you keep any bills, medical records, and other documentation. You may need it if you choose to file a lawsuit.

Next, you should contact New York Laywers Team to learn what you can do to protect your legal rights. The initial consultation is free. Regardless of whether you choose to be represented by our firm or another firm, make sure that you do not sign anything given to you by the insurance company. You could sign away your right to sue. It’s important that you protect your legal rights. You can schedule your free consultation with New York Laywers Team by phone or online.

The other insurance company contacted me and asked for my medical records. Should I send them?

Before you send your medical records to the insurance company, talk with New York Laywers Team. Sometimes, insurance companies will try to use your medical records against you by stating that you had a pre-existing condition and that they shouldn’t have to pay for it. You do not want to do anything that could damage your chances at recovering monetary damages for your injuries and your losses. Call New York Laywers Team to schedule your free consultation.

Do drivers have a duty toward motorcycle riders?

Generally, yes. In addition to following the same laws and sharing the road as a driver would with similarly sized vehicles, drivers generally do have a duty to leave extra space when they are behind a motorcycle. Driver negligence is a serious concern and is often the cause of New York motorcycle accidents.

This duty to watch for motorcycles and leave extra room is important because it helps stop horrific and often deadly injuries that occur in New York motorcycle accidents. Thankfully, New York backs motorcyclists and has strict laws on the books about duty toward motorcycle riders, and those laws are routinely enforced.

What are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in New York?

Motorcycle accidents in New York are most often caused by driver negligence. The most common causes include:

  1. Problems with visibility.
  2. This includes blind-spots and when drivers make left-hand turns.

  3. Driver negligence.

  4. This includes not leaving enough room between their vehicle and the motorcyclist.

  5. Poor driving conditions.

  6. These conditions can include the weather and the condition of the roads. Often, hitting a pothole can cause a vehicle to lose a tire. It can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of their bike.

  7. Faulty equipment on either vehicles or motorcycles.

  8. Faulty equipment such as brakes, brake lights, blinkers, and other equipment for either person’s vehicle can lead to a motorcycle accident.

If you have questions about your motorcycle accident, call New York Laywers Team and schedule a free initial consultation.

What happens if I’m partially at fault for the motorcycle accident?

In New York, there is a concept called comparative negligence. This means that in motorcycle accidents and other accidents in New York, the court will look at both parties to determine just how much fault each party had for causing the accident. If, for instance, you were found to be 30 percent at fault, you could be entitled to recover no more than 70 percent of your damages.

CONTACT NEW YORK’S MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact New York Laywers Team right now or fill out our free online consultation to learn more about your rights. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will help you to reclaim the cost for your injury, medical bills and other injuries expenses caused due to motorcycle accidents.

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