Nassau County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcyclists in Nassau County face suburban traffic and accident risks every day. Many people assume that motorcycles are dangerous and so the bike and driver are to blame. In reality, the small profile and open nature of motorcycles can lead to more serious injuries, but, statistically, the driver is rarely at fault. Instead, other vehicle drivers who fail to use caution cause most motorcycle accidents. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, our dedicated Nassau County motorcycle accident lawyers can help get you back on your feet.
The rate of injury and death in motorcycle accidents is on the decline now, but motorcyclists still face a much higher risk of injury than drivers of any other type of vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
One of our founding partners, Michael Gluck, has been riding motorcycles for more than three decades. Based out of Nassau County, he has experience with several bike types and has firsthand knowledge of motorcycle handling. This gives him unique insight into every motorcycle accident that comes to Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP. Common causes for accidents in our area include:
- Lane crowding
- Failure to use appropriate turn signals
- Distracted and tired driving
- Turning into oncoming traffic without noticing a motorcycle
- Rear endings
When motorcycles are part of small or serious accidents, the risk of injury increases based on the open, two-wheeled construction of the bike. They are also subject to accidents caused by road defects and construction. Something as simple as hitting spilled gravel on the roadway can cause an injurious wreck in the blink of an eye.
Motorcycle Laws in New York
Every state has slightly different laws governing the operation of motorcycles. In New York, drivers must wear helmets and have working, visible head and rear lamps. No-fault laws that apply for other vehicles are not the same for motorcycles. Motorcycles are not considered vehicles in the state. Therefore, the no-fault law does not apply. However, there is no serious injury threshold for personal injury claims involving motorcycles. Our Nassau County motorcycle accident lawyers can help you pursue claims for minor and serious injuries.
Injuries associated with motorcycle accidents can range from deep tissue bruises called contusions to concussions, fractures, and neck and spinal cord injuries. The injuries may impact your ability to ever ride again. Medical expenses are only part of the equation when we evaluate motorcycle accident claims. Our Nassau County personal injury lawyers carefully examine how an accident injury affects every part of your life so we can develop a strategy to ensure that the compensation you receive adequately covers your needs.
After a Motorcycle Accident
Please get in touch with our team of attorneys as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident. Trying to find the right path for recovery after an accident may be overwhelming, but our lawyers can guide you, helping to determine whether or not to pursue a claim for compensation. If another driver or factor caused an accident, you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
Timeliness after an accident are crucial. Our lawyers use a network of trusted advisors and experts to piece together the circumstances surrounding an accident. Early investigations help us put together an accurate picture that can be used both in and out of the court room. Not every case goes to court, but the Nassau County motorcycle accident attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP prepare each case as though it will. This comprehensive approach allows us to prepare for every scenario.
Motorcycles are exciting, recreational, and practical vehicles. They can save money in gas costs and yearly maintenance, and are perfect for exploring our great state. Motorcycle accidents, however, can be quite serious. Let us help you navigate the complicated aftermath of an accident, involving insurance companies and legal proceedings, and we’ll help you gain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.