Motorcycle collisions can be devastating, often resulting in substantial injuries that may be expensive to treat and heal. After your collision, a lawyer can help you determine how to seek compensation for these and other losses.
Let an attorney manage a claim or a lawsuit while you place your focus on recovering from your collision. Throughout the process of your case, we will represent your interests in negotiations with the insurance companies and any other parties. If you have questions about how to proceed in your situation, we can advise you.
Connect with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Valley Stream from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. We take cases on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that there are no upfront fees necessary in order to get started. Call (516) 451-7900 to learn more about how we can help.
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Motorcycle Collisions Can Result in Severe Injuries
Due to the exposed nature of a motorcycle, collisions with a car, truck, or another large vehicle can result in catastrophic losses for the motorcyclist.
In our work with these kinds of collision cases, we have seen several common causes of motorcycle collisions:
- Ignoring blind spots: When a motorist changes lanes, they may fail to notice a motorcyclist before they execute their lane change.
- Distracted or reckless driving: If a driver is texting, adjusting car controls, or talking with a passenger, they could be less likely to spot a motorcyclist nearby on the roads. Using a cell phone to make a call while driving is illegal in New York State, according to New York Vehicle and Traffic (VAT) §1225c.
- Speeding: Drivers who speed are often more likely to cause devastating damage and injuries in the event of a collision.
- Limited visibility of the motorcyclist: Due to the smaller dimensions of a motorcycle, a car or truck driver may not spot a motorcyclist until it is too late.
- Lane splitting: When a motorcyclist drives between lanes, they may increase the risk of a collision with another vehicle.
If a driver demonstrated reckless or negligent behaviors that lead to your collision and injuries, your lawyer can use this as evidence to prove liability in your claim.
You can provide your lawyer with any details you may have documented from the collision, including photos of the collision scene and the contact information of witnesses. If needed, your lawyer may contact witnesses to the crash to help develop your case.
Types of Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcycle collisions can result in a range of injuries. While some motorcyclists leave the scene of a crash with bruising, others could face severe injuries.
Victims could face traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), neck and back injuries, sprains, open wounds, and lacerations. Some victims may require emergency room visits immediately following the collision, as well as ongoing treatment or therapy in order to heal their injuries. These medical costs could range into the thousands of dollars, even requiring you to miss time at work in order to keep appointments and recover.
A lawyer can speak with you more about how your medical expenses will be calculated as part of your case value in a claim. Connect with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Valley Stream from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to find out what forms of losses you may be able to pursue. Call us today at (516) 451-7900.
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How a Lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. Can Help
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we understand motorcyclist collision cases. One of our founding partners, Michael Gluck, is an avid rider of sports bikes, standards, and cruisers. We understand the perspective of motorcyclists and can work to present the evidence from your side of the story in a personal injury claim.
Liability in a Motorcycle Collision
In some cases, motorcyclists are automatically blamed for the collision. However, a lawyer can work to demonstrate liability based on the evidence from your crash. If someone else’s negligence led to your collision and injuries, a lawyer can work to show that the other driver was liable.
We can work to show that the other driver was liable by using police reports, witness statements, or even any available camera footage of the crash. If necessary, we can work with collision reconstructionists and other experts who can assess what happened in your collision.
By demonstrating that the other driver was negligent, we will seek compensation for you through an insurance settlement or lawsuit, if necessary.
Managing the Process of Your Claim or Lawsuit
After we assess the details of your collision and gather evidence for your case, we will communicate with any insurance companies or liable parties on your behalf. This includes the process of negotiating a settlement offer. If there are any issues with seeking a fair settlement, your lawyer will handle the negotiations for you and recommend taking your case to trial if a fair settlement is not possible.
In New York State, there is a statute of limitations that sets guidelines for how long you have to file a claim after a collision. Generally, this window of time is three years after the day of the incident, according to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. There may be exceptions to this deadline, however. For example, if your case involves a municipality, or involves a wrongful death claim you have less time to file.
A lawyer will be able to tell you about any deadlines that may apply to your case.
We Understand Motorcycle Collisions
You do not have to be alone in the legal process after you have been hurt in a collision. At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we understand motorcycle collision cases. We will be able to advise you on your legal options, and if we represent your case, we can manage all of the details for you.
You can take the time that you need to recover while we seek compensation on your behalf. Because we work based on contingency fees, you do not need to pay anything unless we secure compensation for you.
Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. for a Consultation Today
Contact our team today to discuss the situation of your case. We can answer your questions about your legal rights and how we may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. We can also assist clients in Spanish if needed.
Work with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Valley Stream from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. Call (516) 451-7900 to get started with a free case review.