Being struck by another vehicle while on your motorcycle can leave you with long-term injuries that can change the way you live your life and affect your ability to work. You are likely facing ongoing pain from your physical injuries as well as large medical bills and other related losses from the accident. Right now, you may have questions about what to do in order to receive fair and reasonable compensation for these damages.
The team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates understands the challenges you are facing during this difficult time and can provide resources to guide you through the legal process. Whether you were personally injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we can help you. Our ultimate goal is to get you the best possible outcome for you and your family––even if we have to take your case to court.
Our team is ready to answer your legal questions and listen to your account of the accident. To get started with a free case evaluation, call us today at (212) 732-2929.
Studies Show Motorcyclists Are at an Increased Risk of Severe Injuries
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report motorcyclists are overrepresented in road traffic fatalities. Motorcycles do not have the same protections as other vehicles, so riders are more prone to severe injuries when involved in a collision. Accident & Analysis Prevention notes that motorcyclists have a 34-fold higher risk of being injured in a crash when compared to passenger vehicle occupants.
Injuries from a crash can range from minor to permanently disabling.
Some injuries you may be recovering from include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Damage to your spine
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can interrupt your life, put your plans for the future on hold, and cause significant financial pressures. A New York motorcycle accident lawyer can address these concerns by pursuing compensation from the party responsible for your losses.
Liability in a Motorcycle Accident
Determining liability for your injuries will rest on the unique details of your situation, most notably how the crash occurred.
Some responsible parties in your case could include:
If you were struck by a careless or reckless driver, your legal team could pursue compensation from the at-fault driver and their insurance company. Your lawyer will need to review the all of the available evidence in your case to determine that another motorist’s negligence contributed to the accident.
The Motorcycle’s Manufacturer
Every motorcycle on today’s roads must be built with safety in mind. If a defective component prevented you from riding safely and contributed to an accident, you may be able to hold the party that built the bike responsible.
The Motorcycle’s Repair Shop
If your accident was the result of negligent repairs at your local repair shop, including poor brake or steering repairs, you may be able to hold the party that last repaired your bike responsible.
The Motorcycle’s Designer
Every product in today’s market needs to be safe for use. They need to undergo extensive testing to make sure that there is no potential for harm. If the design of your motorcycle was inherently flawed and you did nothing to modify it, you could hold this party accountable for your losses.
Road Maintenance or Repair
Roadways must be reasonably safe for everyone who uses them including motorcyclists. If a government department or private contractor performs a negligent repair in the road causing a dip or bump in the road that is unsafe, they could be held financially liable for your damages.
In some instances, your accident may be the result of negligence by multiple parties. To learn more about what we can do for you, reach out to Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today.
Contributing Factors in a New York Motorcycle Accident
Most, if not all, motorcycle accidents are preventable. Often motorcycle accidents are the result of the other driver failing to drive safely or observe your motorcycle on the roadway. Some of the most common contributing factors include:
- Distracted, fatigued, or impaired driving
- Failing to observe posted traffic signals or guidelines
- Failing to signal before merging
- Engaging in road rage
- Not checking intersections for clearance before turning
- Opening doors into the path of oncoming riders
- Failing to see motorcyclists
- Road defects such as potholes or bumps
To prove liability, a New York motorcycle accident lawyer can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and examine police reports, video footage and witness statements. They can also consult with medical professionals and accident reconstruction specialists to learn more about how the evidence in your case can support your claims.
A New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You Recover Damages
It can quickly become overwhelming to manage your recovery and financial pressures at the same time you are fighting for your rights to recover fair and reasonable compensation. We can help by taking on the legal burdens in building a strong claim while you can focus on getting better.
If the evidence supports that your accident and injuries were the result of the fault of another party, even partially, we will demand full, fair and just compensation for your damages. Depending upon the facts and circumstances of your case, you may be able to receive money damages for the following:
- Pain and suffering for your physical and emotional injuries
- Reimbursement for all past and future medical bills
- Ongoing rehabilitation
- Reduced earning capacity
- Disfigurement and disability
- Lost wages
- Costs associated with wrongful death, such as loss of guidance and services around the home
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, we will fight to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other related losses. Reach out today for a free case evaluation at (212) 732-2929.
Fighting for Compensation and Protecting Your Rights
After a motorcycle accident, the team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can answer any legal questions you may have as you enter the legal process. Our goal is to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
We work hard to seek relief from the negligent parties responsible for your accident. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. Our office will advance all necessary expenses to fight your case. We only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf. Contact us today for a free case review at (212) 732-2929. Don’t delay. There are deadlines that limit your time to file a claim. If you fail to bring your claim within that deadline you may be forever prevented from receiving the financial compensation to which you are entitled.