Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Providing Compassionate Representation for Accident Victims Throughout Long Island, New York City, & Westchester County
Riding motorcycles throughout New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk County in Long Island and surrounding areas can provide motorcycle riders with an immense level of freedom. For many motorcycle riders, having the freedom of riding their motorcycles on the open road and soaking in all the diverse scenery New York has to offer can far outweigh the dangers of riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately for some motorcycle riders, motorcycle crashes can threaten many aspects of their lives. A motorcycle accident can leave an injured victim with substantial physical injuries that require a long time to recover from. Although fatal motorcycle accidents are rarer than non-fatal ones, motorcycle fatalities can still happen at a moment’s notice.
It is important to protect yourself and your rights following a motorcycle accident. Injured motorcyclists often struggle financially and emotionally after a motorcycle crash. Filing a motorcycle accident claim can help you recover compensation for the devastating injuries you may have sustained as a result of negligence on the part of the at-fault driver. Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers in Long Island can uphold your rights as a victim of a motorcycle accident and assist you no matter how minor or serious your injuries are. A serious motorcycle accident can lead to serious injuries and can fundamentally change the way you live your life in the short term and in the future. Common motorcycle accident injuries that we have sought damages for through a motorcycle accident claim include:
- Bumps, scrapes, and bruises
- Lacerations and cuts
- Road rash and burns
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Motorcycle fatalities
Although motorcycle operators understand the inherent risks involved in riding a motorcycle, that does not mean they deserve to pay the price due to the negligence of an automobile driver. Our team of personal injury attorneys has represented many motorcycle accident cases throughout the years. Over that time, we have become familiar with all aspects of personal injury law. We protect injured motorcyclists like you on a regular basis.
We can help you pursue legal action against the party that caused your serious injuries, we can establish liability and prove liability for your motorcycle accident case, and we can prove the extent of the damages you have claimed as part of your case. Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at our law office today if you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident. By calling our law firm at 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606, you can take the first steps towards getting the justice you deserve for your injuries.
How Can Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help Me Prove Negligence in my Case?
Drivers that are responsible for causing motorcycle crashes are often found to be negligent in various ways. Motorcycle accidents often lead to severe injuries because of the lack of safety a motorcycle provides a rider as opposed to another motor vehicle. While a motorcycle permit or motorcycle license is required to ride a motorcycle in New York, experience riding a bike alone is not enough to prevent being injured in a motorcycle accident.
If you intend on filing a personal injury claim against the driver who hit you, you may want to hire a motorcycle accident attorney to help you prove negligence on their part. Our law firm can examine the moments leading up to your accident to find any signs of negligence on the part of the other driver. Motorcycle accidents are generally caused because of the following reasons:
An issue plaguing many drivers on the road is distracted driving. Distracted driving not only means texting while driving but can be eating, changing the radio, drinking, talking on the phone, talking to passengers, or anything else that causes the operator of a motor vehicle to lose focus. Whenever you take your eyes off the road, for whatever reason, you run the risk of causing an accident. Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles tend to be far more severe than other types of accidents because motorcycles are less protected than other automobiles. This can lead to serious injury if the driver is not careful. Distracted driving can often take the form of texting while driving, talking on the phone while driving, eating while driving, and more.
While a distracted driver can hurt someone just as bad as a drunk driver, it does not mean driving drunk is less harmful. Unfortunately, many drivers hit the road while intoxicated leading to motorcycle collisions. If a drunk driver hits an oncoming motorcycle, matters can become even worse for the motorcyclist. If you’ve been struck by a drunk driver, you should pursue legal action with the help of a motorcycle accidents lawyer. A motorcycle accidents lawyer can gather evidence, including the police report of your accident, to build a strong personal injury can that can help you in the long run.
Sometimes, motorcycle accidents are simply caused by reckless driving and a disregard for basic traffic laws. Whether you were hit by a speeding car, an automobile that ran a red light or a stop sign, or a car that illegally shifted lanes right into you, we can help you prove negligence on their part to get you the compensation you deserve through your personal injury claim.
The legal process of an injury claim can be challenging to deal with without the help of a motorcycle accident attorney. Let us guide you through that process so you aren’t burdened by any of the challenges that can arise.
What Economic Damages Can I Recover for My Injuries?
Economically, motorcycle accidents can really take their toll on injured victims. There isn’t a single area of a victim’s life that cannot be impacted by a motorcycle accident. Luckily, through a personal injury claim, you can claim damages that can help you recover compensation for any money you have lost as a result of your injuries. These are the two common economic damages that you can claim in a motorcycle accident case:
Lost wages may cause you to engage in an uphill battle towards getting a grip on your finances again. Claiming lost wages as damage can allow you to be compensated for any lost income you may have incurred if you have missed time from work because of your accident. Lost income isn’t just income you may have lost by not showing up to work but can also be income that you may lose in the future if your injuries are serious enough. Proving the extent of your losses when it comes to claiming lost income is critical to recovering enough compensation to cover your losses.
A motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm can help you do exactly that by combing through your paystubs, salary information, and bank accounts to get a proper idea of how much income you may be able to recover through your personal injury claim. In some cases, where a motorcycle accident victim has suffered a permanent disability in their accident, more damages can be awarded that can cover future loss of earning capacity and more. Get in touch with a motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm today to get the legal help you need for your claim.
Medical costs can be particularly pricey for victims of a motorcycle accident. Since some motorcycle accidents end in a victim sustaining severe injuries, more medical treatment and medical care may be required. These treatments can add up, costing victims like you a lot of money out of pocket in the process. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for medical bills you have had to pay out of pocket by proving the extent of your losses so far.
By using invoices of your bills and medical records, a motorcycle accident lawyer can successfully prove medical expenses as damage so you can get back on your feet in no time. In cases where a victim’s injuries are too severe to treat in a short period of time, more medical treatment may be needed. A motorcycle accident lawyer can also utilize medical records and even expert witnesses to analyze your health and make an educated determination as to how much medical care you may need in the future. With that, we can also recover compensation for future medical costs, such as surgeries, rehab sessions, therapy, and medication, that you might need.
Contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm today to get started on your personal injury claim. We can provide you with the legal advice and representation you need to make informed decisions about your future.
Does My Motorcycle Accident Case Have to Go to Trial?
Although many people believe lawyers are synonymous with a legal trial, many injury cases end up being settled outside of court by the insurance companies handling these cases. However, cases do not magically end up being settled for no reason. In many instances, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is doing whatever it takes to come to terms with the insurance companies handling any particular case. Insurance companies are often noted for their difficult bargaining practices and unfair treatment of injury victims like you. The main objective of the insurance company, and insurance adjusters handling your case on their behalf, is to minimize the financial impact of your accident claim. What this means is that the insurance adjuster assigned to your case may give you the runaround on many occasions to buy time and elongate your personal injury legal process. In doing so, the insurance company is putting pressure on you to accept any settlement offer, no matter how low it is, because they understand just how much you may need that settlement.
We can offer our legal advice during this process so you never unwittingly accept an unfair offer that benefits the insurance companies involved. We can also handle insurance adjusters and communicate with them so you do not have to deal with that unwanted stress. Motorcycle accidents can lead to a load of stress for you, especially if you’ve been hurt badly in your accident. Let us take care of the tricky aspects of your personal injury case so you can focus on all the things in your life that deserve your attention.
Should I Hire an Attorney for a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accident victims can be put off by the prospects of filing a personal injury claim with the help of an experienced injury lawyer. However, in doing so, a motorcycle accident victim like you can begin the process of getting back to your life, the way that it used to be. You don’t deserve to be impacted by a motorcycle accident injury simply because the other driver involved in the accident was driving recklessly or negligently at the time they hit you.
Get justice for the injuries and losses you have sustained as a result of your motorcycle accident and pursue legal action against the at-fault driver in your case. Our Long Island motorcycle accident law firm has represented many motorcycle accident victims in need of relief. We know first-hand how important getting back financial damages for your injuries can be for you and your family. Our team of personal injury attorneys focuses on your needs and custom-tailor a plan that works specifically for your case. Through persistent communication and constant updates that will let you know at what stage of your injury claim you are at, you can get the justice you deserve with the help of our personal injury attorneys today. Give us a call at 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606 to get started on your own injury claim today.