According to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) data, motorcycle crashes across the state result in around 141 fatalities each year. NYSDOH further reports that there are roughly 4,458 annual emergency room visits and 1,558 annual hospital admissions related to motorcycle crashes annually.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle collision because of a negligent driver and incurred medical bills or other costs, you might have the basis of a personal injury lawsuit. If a member of your family lost their life in a motorcycle crash in Westbury, you might also have the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit.
A motorcycle accident lawyer serving Westbury might be able to help you determine and prove the cause of the collision, assign liability to the at-fault driver, and negotiate a favorable financial settlement. Contact the personal injury team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (631) 451-7900 today.
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Determining the Cause of Your Motorcycle Collision
Our team might be able to help you determine the cause of your motorcycle collision. If so, we may assign fault and liability to the driver involved. One of the most commonly reported causes of motorcycle crashes involves vehicles making left turns where the vehicle driver did not see the oncoming motorcyclist.
To identify the cause of the collision, we will likely use your crash report and other available data. To estimate the cost of the collision and your injuries, we can use your medical bills, employment history, and other financial records.
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Motorcycle Crash Report
According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV) guidelines, you are required to file a crash report if the resulting property damage is greater than $1,000. In addition, you must file the report no later than ten days from the date of the crash. This document is important because it may give our team members the following information about the collision:
- Points of impact
- Vehicle damage
- Motorcycle damage
- Accident diagram
- Date, time, and location
- Accident description
Your crash report might also help us contact the at-fault vehicle driver, their insurance provider, and anyone who witnessed the collision.
Medical Records and Bills
Along with your crash report, our team may request copies of your medical records to help prove the extent of your injuries. Your medical records will contain details about your:
- Diagnostic tests
- Required medications
- Necessary therapies
- Required rehabilitation
Your medical records will also tell us the extent of your recovery, treatment plan, and any medical attention you might require in the future. Meanwhile, your medical bills will tell us the cost of your current and future health care treatments.
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Financial Records and Data
We may also ask you for your employment history, tax records, and any other relevant data that can help us prove the loss of wages, income, and business you experience because of the motorcycle collision. These expenses might also be compensable, meaning you could receive reimbursement for them.
Using all of these pieces of evidence, a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Westbury might be able to help you prove the cost of your motorcycle collision. When you are ready to assign an accurate value to your injuries and financial losses, contact the case evaluation team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (631) 451-7900.
Motorcycle Collision Damages You May Recover
Without seeking compensation from the driver who caused your collision, the cost of treating your injuries becomes the responsibility of you and your family. With a personal injury lawsuit, you might be able to seek financial recovery of the following expenses and losses, according to New York Insurance Law (ISC) §5102:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Mental distress
- Emotional anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Physical disability
- In-home medical aid
- In-home household help
Do not hesitate to seek the financial compensation you might be entitled to due to someone else’s negligence. Our team may be able to help assign financial value to your compensation package, build a case to support this financial recovery, and file your lawsuit promptly.
Do Not Wait to File Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
When you are injured, or a loved one is fatally injured in a motorcycle collision, you might be eligible for financial compensation. If you decide to file a lawsuit to recoup your financial damages, certain time limits govern how much time you have to do so:
- If a motorcycle crash results in physical injuries and financial damages, New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214 generally allows you to file a personal injury lawsuit within three years of the date of the crash.
- If a motorcycle crash results in the loss of a family member, New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 generally restricts your ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit to two years.
There are exceptions that could shorten the filing deadline of your lawsuit, such as the involvement of a municipality. Additionally, other factors may alter the time period, including when the injured party is a minor. If any circumstances apply to your case that might extend the deadline, our team will make you aware of them. Our goal is to make the timeline work in your favor and ensure compliance with the applicable statute of limitations.
Our Team Is Ready to Help Build Your Lawsuit
Building a solid case and preparing it for filing can be a stressful and frustrating process. The injuries you sustain in a motorcycle collision might prevent you from immediately participating in your case. You do not have to pursue a negligent driver on your own.
Contact the team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. by calling (631) 451-7900 to find out how a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Westbury may fight for your potential right to financial compensation. Our team is also able to assist clients in Spanish.