Although some people want to believe bikers are responsible for most of the accidents involving motorcycles, the reality is that most motorcycle accident injuries are caused by the negligence of the other drivers on the road. This includes motor vehicle drivers who do one of the following:
- Turn left in front of an oncoming motorcycle
- Run a stop sign or red light without seeing a motorcycle
- Change lanes without seeing a motorcyclist
- Rear-end motorcyclists
Motorcyclists are far more likely to be seriously injured or even killed in an accident due to the relative size of the bike to other vehicles and the lack of a protective barrier around them. Common injuries include:
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Road rash requiring significant skin grafts
- Burn injuries
Specific New York State Laws for Motorcycle Accident Cases
Unlike car accident cases, motorcycle cases are not covered by New York State’s no-fault insurance laws. This means that riders need to prove that they were injured in an accident that was another driver’s fault. It also means that, unlike no-fault cases, they can collect for pain and suffering and are not capped by limits.
How Can Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help You?
Our attorneys will help collect evidence by overseeing a complete investigation of the crash as well as bring in medical experts and gather necessary documentation to prove the extent of any injuries as well as the expenses involved. They will fight on your behalf to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If You Injured in A Motorcycle Accident, Contact Our Experienced Long Island Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
Our lawyers have been fighting and winning cases for motorcyclist throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We work with a top-notch team of investigators and medical experts to get you the compensation you deserve! Contact us today for a free consultation. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you pay nothing!