If you were in a motorcycle collision and believe the other driver was at fault, you can talk with our team about filing a claim. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. has a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Uniondale on staff who may be able to help you. You can call us at (516) 451-7900 today to get started with your case.
You will not have to pay anything out of pocket to talk with our team about your case. We offer free consultations for victims of motorcycle collisions. During your consultation, our team can discuss the details of your case with you and help you determine the next best steps. We work on personal injury cases based on contingency fees, so we will only be paid if we settle your case.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Uniondale, call 516-451-7900
Compensation You Could Seek
Motorcycling can be a fun and exciting way to get around. The motorcycle presents safety issues that are different from a vehicle, however, as motorcycles can be difficult for other drivers to notice on the road. Motorcyclists and car drivers alike must remain aware of their surroundings to avoid a collision. When a crash involving a motorcycle does occur, the results can become serious very easily.
Motorcycle drivers are often at a much higher risk of fatality in the event of a crash compared to other vehicle drivers. The motorcyclist does not have the protection of a vehicle around them, among other factors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcycle crashes are 27 times more likely to end in fatality.
A lawyer from our team serving Uniondale can walk you through the claims process and outline what a lawsuit could do for your case.
A personal injury lawsuit after a motorcycle crash can allow the victim to recover some of the more intangible costs they have incurred. If you were the victim in your collision, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver, and you could seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that have an easily-determined dollar value. Non-economic damages are not as easy to put a price on, but they still greatly affect your life.
Some of these losses you could pursue through a lawsuit include:
- Medical bills for visits to your doctor, specialist, physical therapists, and other health professionals
- Expenses for medical equipment and medications
- Hospital bills including emergency room visits and hospital stays
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and inconvenience
- Loss of consortium, which is meant to compensate for the loss of some aspects of your relationships
This is just an example of some of the losses you can recover with a lawsuit. A lawyer from our team can help you determine the right amount to pursue and what losses can be included in a lawsuit.
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Do Not Miss the Statute of Limitations
Generally, a victim has three years from the time of the collision to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. This statute of limitations can vary, however, based on the circumstances of your case, and can be much shorter than three years. You can discuss the details of your crash with a lawyer. A motorcycle accident lawyer serving Uniondale can tell you if any of these exceptions apply in your situation.
You may also be able to file to recover damages on behalf of a loved one who died because of their injuries from a motorcycle collision. In this case, you generally have two years from the time of the person’s death to file, according to New York Estates, Powers, and Trusts (EPTL) §5-4.1.
If you fail to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out, you may not be able to pursue a case. Do not delay. You can begin the process now by calling us for your free consultation.
Motorcycle Crash Risks
There are, of course, many causes for a motorcycle collision. Some behaviors are riskier than others, though. Two top preventable behaviors are speeding and alcohol use. Both of these factors can greatly increase the risk of a crash. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that in 2018, alcohol impairment was a factor in 31% of motorcycle crash fatalities.
Wearing a helmet is an easy way for a motorcyclist to lower their risk of head injury or death. The state of New York requires helmets and protective eyewear for both drivers and passengers. According to the New York State Department of Health, head injuries are the leading cause of motorcycle crash fatalities, and riders who do not wear a helmet are three times as likely to suffer a head injury.
Other causes for collisions include driver inexperience, distracted drivers, and road conditions. Many collisions can be prevented through driver responsibility and attention. If the other driver in your motorcycle crash was negligent or irresponsible, they may be liable for your losses. One of our lawyers can help you build a case to show that you were the victim. Call (516) 451-7900 to schedule a free case review with a member of our team and to learn more.
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A motorcycle accident lawyer serving Uniondale can help you determine your legal options and the forms of compensation you may be able to seek. The team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. has a lawyer who may be able to assist you. You will not owe us anything upfront in order to get started. We will only receive payment if we settle your case.
If you believe that the other driver in your collision owes you compensation, call us today. The team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can do the legal work to build a case for you, such as speaking with witnesses, examining photos of the collision, and communicating with insurance companies. Let us handle the legal details so that you can focus on your recovery.
Call us today at (516) 451-7900 for your free case review. We can also assist clients in Spanish if needed.