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    Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Brooklyn, the Bronx and All of New York City

    Motorcycle accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Whether it’s a collision with a car, truck, pedestrian, bicyclist or another motorcyclist, serious accidents occur almost every day. 

    Motorcyclists have all of the same rights and responsibilities of any other vehicle on the road. It is up to other motorists to see motorcycles and give them the same respect that would be given to a car or truck. 

    If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in New York City, contact a motorcycle accident attorney at the Law Offices of Eric Richman today.

    Injuries From a Motorcycle Accident

    Injuries from motorcycle injuries vary widely  but may include:

    • Road rash
    • Fractures and broken bones
    • Lacerations
    • Closed head and spinal cord injuries
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Thorax (chest) injuries
    • Wrongful death

    Direct contact with another vehicle and the pavement during a crash almost always leaves a motorcyclist with injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2018, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in crashes.

    Minor injuries can develop into more serious medical issues after several days or weeks. It is critical that you properly document your accident and any injuries you experienced as a result of it. Everything from the loss of quality of life to the severity of the injury is taken into account during a personal injury case.

    Our dedicated motorcycle injury attorneys can support you in this process. We will thoroughly investigate your case and work to determine exactly how your accident happened and who can be held liable.

    If You’ve Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident

    The days, weeks, and months following a motorcycle accident in New York can be chaotic, especially if your injuries require ongoing medical care. During this time, you need to focus on your recovery and not have to worry about medical bills, missing work, and complicated legal matters. A knowledgeable and experienced motorcycle injury lawyer will take on investigating your accident and pursuing the responsible party. 

    Determining the compensation owed to a plaintiff in a New York motorcycle accident case can vary widely. Eric Richman can help you sue to recover money you lost due to your injury. In addition, you may be entitled to damages to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, short-term and long-term medical care needs, and rehabilitation services to aid in your recovery.

    Motorcycle Accident FAQ

  • If I was injured in a motorcycle accident with another motor vehicle, can I recover damages if I wasn’t wearing my helmet?

    There is a mandatory helmet law in New York State. However, an individual may seek compensation for their injuries, if the other driver was mostly or completely at fault. The potential compensation would be based on whether the same injuries could have taken place even if the injured party was wearing the mandatory safety gear. For specific cases, it is best to speak to an experienced attorney to understand whether any compensation might be awarded.

  • Why do I need an attorney in case of a motorcycle accident?

    It is usually in one’s best interest to seek the help of an experienced attorney in the event of a motorcycle accident. To begin, injured individuals who hire legal representation statistically receive more in compensation than those who do not. It is essential that one’s rights are defended by someone who knows the law and has seen a number of similar cases. An experienced lawyer will help with negotiating directly with the insurance company to get the most possible compensation. Because insurance companies use various strategies to minimize the amount they pay in injury claims, an experienced attorney will use their experience to find the best solutions quickly and in the best interest of their client.

  • Someone from an insurance company called me about the accident, what should I say?

    If you got into a motorcycle accident and are contacted by an insurance company representative, it is strongly recommended not to discuss the details of the accident. This information may later be used against you in the court of law. A good practice is to consult with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer before speaking to anyone from the insurance company.

  • What should I do if I get into an accident on a motorcycle?

    If you get into a motorcycle accident, we advise you to speak to the police as soon as possible. Prior to the police’s arrival, you should also exchange insurance and contact information with the other people involved in the accident. It is also generally a good idea to take photos of the accident scene and get witness statements when possible, making sure the witnesses state their name and share their contact information so that they can be reached out if necessary.

  • Every case is unique. This is not attorney or legal advice. In order to make a full and proper determination regarding your time to file suit, please contact The Law Offices of Eric Richman.

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

    Injuries suffered by motorcyclists are often very severe. By their nature, motorcycles are less stable, lighter weight, and smaller than cars. This can make them harder to see on the road and more vulnerable to extensive damage in the event of an accident.

    If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact a motorcycle personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Eric Richman to discuss your case. Having an experienced attorney by your side can help ensure your interests are protected from the start.

    Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

    • Road defects

      Poorly maintained roadways and road defects like potholes and uneven pavement are particularly dangerous for motorcyclists. Municipalities and states are sometimes responsible for making sure that roads are debris and hazard-free.

    • Driver negligence

      If another driver operates their vehicle in a negligent or careless manner, they can seriously injure a motorcyclist on the road. Whether they fail to yield to a motorcyclist or open their car door in the path of one, negligent drivers can be held responsible for a motorcyclist’s injuries.

    • Impaired driving

      Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs contributes to a significant amount of major motorcycle accidents. In these types of collisions, drivers may face civil and criminal charges.

    • Defective manufacturing

      Defective parts that cause a failure in the motorcycle while driving can result in serious accidents. The parties involved in the manufacturing and distribution of the motorcycle may be held responsible.

    Discuss Your Case With a Personal Injury Lawyer for Motorcycle Accidents

    With a track record of success, the Law Offices of Eric Richman specializes in representing:

    – Victims of drunk driving accidents
    – Victims injured by a driver under the influence of drugs or medications
    – Victims of a crashes caused by a driver’s failure to yield
    – Victims hurt or injured by a driver falling asleep at the wheel
    – Victims injured by a distracted driver using a cell phone while driving

    If you or a member of your family has suffered a motorcycle accident in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Rockland, Westchester or Long Island, you need an experienced NYC motorcycle accident attorney.

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