When you are in a collision as a motorcyclist, you can face especially serious injuries and losses – but motorcyclists can frequently face blame for crashes. You don’t have to deal with these challenges to your injury case on your own. If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision, a Nassau County motorcycle accident attorney from our law firm can help get you back on your feet.
One of our founding partners, Michael Gluck, has been riding motorcycles for more than three decades. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. knows how to handle these cases, and how to deal with the frequent perception that the motorcyclist is at fault. Our team has unique insight into every motorcycle crash that comes to Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Nassau County, call 516-451-7900
One way to protect the value of your case is to retain a motorcycle accident attorney. We will work hard to build a compelling case and pursue all forms of damages that you may deserve.
You could secure compensation for damages such as:
In New York, it is the jury of a civil trial that decides what a motorcycle crash victim’s injuries are worth in non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering). However, harms such as emotional trauma are often difficult to quantify. This means that your attorney’s ability to prove the value of your non-economic damages can be greatly beneficial for your case.
To seek the non-economic damages you may deserve, our motorcycle accident lawyers will go the extra mile. We will:
In general, the more severe your injuries, the more your case is worth. To learn the potential value of your motorcycle injury case, discuss your individual claim in more detail with our legal team. We offer free case evaluations for just that purpose.
The efforts of our lawyer could help you seek the full, fair value of both your economic and non-economic damages. Working with our litigators can give you confidence that someone is seeking the best possible results possible for your case in Nassau County.
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If you lost a loved one to their motorcycle injuries, we offer compassionate representation to family members who qualify for damages. The spouse, parents, representatives of the decedent’s estate, or children of the decedent may be able to seek compensation.
You could seek the following forms of damages:
We can handle all of the legal details of a wrongful death action so that you don’t have to deal with these matters while grieving your loss.
Choosing to get legal representation for your case can help you seek the best possible settlement. This is because:
Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t have to worry about the costs of hiring a lawyer. Contingency fee-based payment means that:
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Timeliness after a collision is crucial. Keep in mind that your case will likely be subject to the state’s statute of limitations deadline, per CPLR § 214. This statute limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for an injury case, which is generally three years after the crash. For wrongful death cases, you have even less time – typically, just two years, though there may be exceptions. Keep in mind that there could be situations, such as when suing a municipality or other governmental entity where your time to act is much shorter.
Early investigations also help us put together an accurate picture that can be used both in and out of the trial. Our motorcycle accident attorneys use a network of trusted advisors and experts to piece together the circumstances surrounding a collision in Nassau County. Not every case goes to trial, but we prepare each case as though it will. This comprehensive approach allows us to prepare for every scenario.
Proving that the driver or another party was responsible for your crash is another crucial aspect of any injury case. We will gather any and all evidence of negligence to prove your case, including:
When motorcycles are involved in small or serious collisions, the risk of injury increases based on the open, two-wheeled construction of the bike. They are also subject to collisions caused by road defects and construction. Something as simple as hitting spilled gravel on the roadway can cause an injurious crash in the blink of an eye.
Some of these forms of negligence may be easier to prove than others. We can seek out evidence from witness statements, police reports, traffic camera footage, black box data, and more.
Motorcycle collisions might not happen more often than other motor vehicle collisions, but they result in fatalities nearly 29 times more frequently, according to the NHTSA. Injuries in motorcycle collisions can easily be life-threatening due to the vulnerability of the riders to external elements. Serious-to-catastrophic injuries, such as broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord damage, are all common outcomes of motorcycle collisions in Nassau County.
Five of the injuries our motorcycle accident attorneys have seen most often are as follows:
The more serious the injury, the more exorbitant the costs. If a serious motorcycle crash injury had a major impact on your life, health, happiness, family, or finances, talk to our team right away. You could be eligible for significant compensation, and a Nassau County personal injury lawyer at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can help. A personal injury claim could result in restitution for past and future medical expenses relating to your collision injuries, on top of many other forms of damage recovery.
According to the New York State Department of Health, several laws apply specifically to motorcycles, including:
Aside from motorcycle-specific laws, operators must also obey New York’s general rules of the road.
For the most part, New York laws treat motorcycles like any other vehicle. Motorcyclists must travel in the same direction as traffic, obey all traffic lights and signals, signal their intent to turn, yield the right-of-way when applicable, obey speed limits, and follow all other traffic laws. Two motorcyclists can ride abreast of one another in a single lane, but a motorcycle cannot ride next to a motor vehicle. Motorcycles cannot lane-split in New York.
If you were violating these or other laws at the time of the crash, keep in mind that you could still be able to seek compensation from a negligent driver. As long as the other party was more responsible for the crash, you can seek compensation – however, your compensation could be reduced according to your percentage of fault. We will work to show that the other party was primarily responsible for the crash.
The rate of injury and death in motorcycle collisions 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 (NHTSA).
One of the best ways to avoid motorcycle collisions is to be predictable to motor vehicle drivers around you. Obeying traffic laws can make it easier for other drivers to understand what you’re doing, where you’re going, and where your vehicle will be next. Following New York’s motorcycle laws can also minimize your liability for a crash. The defense will have a harder time convincing a judge or jury that you were at fault for the crash when no laws have been broken.
We encourage any motorcycle crash victim who is considering legal representation to call our office and get a free consultation. Your call comes with no obligation, and you can ask us any questions you have about your case and how our services work.
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You can get in touch with the team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. as soon as possible after a motorcycle crash in Nassau County. Trying to find the right path for recovery after a crash may be overwhelming, but our lawyers can guide you, helping to determine whether to pursue a claim for compensation.
If another driver or factor caused your crash, you may be entitled to compensation under the law. Let us help you navigate the complicated aftermath of a collision involving insurance companies and legal proceedings, and we’ll help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation at (516) 451-7900. We can also assist clients in Spanish if needed.
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