If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident in New York, and are seeking legal assistance, please call our office for a Free 20 Minute Telephone Consultation.
No matter how careful you are, motorcyclists statistically face a high risk of involvement in vey serious injury-causing accidents, often because of other drivers. Because motorcycle are so much smaller than cars - and certainly smaller and harder to see than trucks, buses or the SUVs that now crowd our roads and highways - other drivers sometimes fail to see motorcycles, fail to yield the right of way to them, or fail to give them equal rights to the road. Injuries to motorcyclists are frequently far more severe than injuries suffered by drivers of other motor vehicles because a motorcycle provides no protection to its driver. A car, for example, will absorb some of the impact in an accident, which is not the case for motorcyclists.
Because the cyclist is largely unprotected, organ damage, loss of limbs, long-term disability, paralysis, and brain injury are not uncommon when there's been a motorcycle crash. Because of the serious nature of the injuries that occur, it is wise to hire an attorney who is familiar with motorcycle accident cases.
A motorcycle accident can change your life in a second, and it can bring with it insurmountable medical, hospital and rehabilitation costs. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident in New York, and the motorcyclist was not at fault, there may be certain rights to recover compensation for injuries, property damage, missed work and lost wages, lost income, medical bills and disability. If the tragedy of a death occurred, the family may be entitled to compensation for the loss of their loved one - though of course no amount of money can ever replace your loss.
Insurance adjusters and attorneys representing the other party in the accident may try to get you to waive (give up) the rights you may have so they can save money. Please keep in mind that they are working for the insurance company for the other party and they absolutely do not care about you or your friend or family member. It is very important that, in the event of a motorcycle accident, your interests are represented and your rights are protected. Call us today at (914) 683-7900, so that we can get to work for you. There is no fee unless we win your case. Call now for a Free 20 Minute Telephone Consultation.