Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Our office helps people who have been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents and who live, work or were injured in New York City, Yonkers, Nassau, and Westchester County. We offer free consultations and to schedule an appointment call us at 800-544-0484.
When You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Those who are injured in motorcycle accidents often sustain serious injuries that have a long recovery period, and many related treatment and rehabilitation expenses. It is a wise thing to hire a motorcycle accident attorney to recover all possible sources of compensation. In many cases the injured motorcycle rider may be entitled to “no-fault” benefits as well as compensation for pain and suffering,
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are many possible causes of motorcycle accidents due to the unique nature of motorcycles. Even a small road hazard that may not affect an automobile can cause a motorcycle accident because motorcycles only have two wheels and are so much less stable than a car. A defectively constructed or poorly maintained road may cause a motorcycle to tip over, injuring the driver. It is also more difficult for the driver of an automobile to see a motorcycle in his blind spot or at an intersection. Inexperienced motorcyclists may also make mistakes that cause accidents. Such situations may result in compensation to the injured motorcycle rider.
All drivers of automobiles must exercise a reasonable amount of care in order to avoid a collision with a motorcycle. If such a driver fails to do so and injures a motorcyclist, as a result, this driver may be found negligent. Drivers of automobiles who are speeding, who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who are distracted by a mobile phone or other device are common causes of collisions with motorcycles and may be sued by the driver of the motorcycle for compensation. No fault benefits may be available as well.