NEW YORK MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Tough and Aggressive Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycles offer a popular and fuel-efficient way to get about town or to see the sights whether you live in New York or Florida. As enjoyable as it may be to get out on the open road for a ride without being surrounded by glass and a metal frame, the lack of protection makes motorcycle riders particularly susceptible to serious and often disabling injuries when they crash.
If you are injured in a collision while riding a motorcycle, the compensation from the party responsible for causing the accident requires the services of a skilled a motorcycle accident attorney. The personal injury team at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, gives you the combination of experience and legal know-how to take on insurance company claims adjustors and their defense attorneys. We aggressively fight to get you the money you deserve whether by a negotiated settlement or through a verdict after trial.
Safe riders can be injured in motorcycle accidents
New York and Florida can be dangerous for even the safest motorcycle rider because of the behavior of other drivers with whom they must share crowded roads. Some of the driver activities that may cause a collision between a motorcycle and other vehicles include:
- Cars and trucks changing lanes without looking.
- Drivers opening car doors into the path of a motorcycle.
- Motorists under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Cars and trucks making sudden or abrupt stops.
- Sleepy or drowsy motorists who drift from their lanes of travel
- Motorists failing to yield the right of way to riders making turns.
- Drivers not leaving sufficient space between their vehicles and motorcycles ahead of them.
- Driver distraction.
Our attorneys understand how single-vehicle accidents involving only a motorcycle may actually be caused by defective equipment. Faulty equipment caused by a manufacturer’s mistake or by improper repairs performed by a mechanic or repair shop may cause a motorcycle rider to lose control of the vehicle. We thoroughly investigate to identify all parties who may be at fault in causing a motorcycle accident and aggressively pursue your claim for damages against them.
Serious injuries caused by motorcycle crashes
We know that even a minor collision, what you might refer to as a “fender bender,” can have serious consequences when they happen to you while riding a motorcycle. Common injuries resulting from the crash of a motorcycle include the following:
- Traumatic brain injury and concussions
- Fractured limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs and amputation
- Damage to internal organs and internal bleeding
- Damage to nerves
- Disfigurement and scarring
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the fatality rate for motorcycle riders is 27 times greater than it is for operators of other types of vehicles.
Damages you may be entitled to recover because of a motorcycle accident include:
- Cost of current and future medical care
- Lost wages
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
Your spouse may be entitled to recover for loss of companionship due to the injuries you suffer in a motorcycle crash. The family of a motorcyclist is entitled to recover damages for the wrongful death of a loved one.
Our personal injury lawyers work for you
Insurance companies have teams of adjusters, investigators and lawyers looking out for their interests, so you need a motorcycle accident lawyer capable of standing up to them. The personal injury team at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, is committed to getting you the compensation you need and deserve when injured in a New York or Florida motorcycle accident. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.