Motorcycle riders have all of the same rights and responsibilities of any other vehicle on the road. It is the responsibility of other motorists to see motorcycles and to give them the same respect that would be given to a car or truck. Injuries suffered by motorcyclists are often very severe due to the lack of protection provided by a motorcycle as compared to a car.
Injuries From a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accident injuries can range from road rash up to serious broken bones, closed head and spinal cord injuries and even death. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. Even if you think your injuries are not severe, you should make sure they are properly documented because some injuries may not become fully apparent for several days or even weeks. Having an experienced attorney by your side can help to ensure that your interests are protected from the start.
At the law firm of Eric Richman, we have experience handling all types of motorcycle accident cases. In some cases, equipment failure or other factors can contribute to the cause of your accident. In addition to the monetary damages you may be entitled to seek, we also pursue any necessary short-term and long-term medical care needs and rehabilitation services to aid in your recovery. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate your case from every side and work to determine exactly how your accident happened and who was to blame.
If You’ve Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
If you’ve been injured in a New York City motorcycle accident, you can sue to recover the money you lost due to your injury. Besides your injuries, you should not have to suffer financial loss because of the negligence of another driver. 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.
Determining the compensation owed to a plaintiff in a New York motorcycle accident case can vary widely, which is why you need an experienced New York City personal injury attorney. Damages from lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life are taken into account during a motorcycle accident injury case, as well as the severity of the injury.
We Specialize in the Following:
- Victims of drunk driving accidents
- Injuries caused by a driver under the influence of drugs or medications
- Victims of motorcycle or bicycle accident caused by a driver’s failure to yield
- Victims hurt or injured by a driver falling asleep at the wheel
- Injuries sustained during surgery
- Injuries caused by a distracted driver using a cell phone while driving
If you or a member of your family has suffered a motorcycle accident accident in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Rockland, Westchester, Long Island, Nassau County or Suffolk County you need an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer.