Being difficult to see on the road doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the same care and caution as other drivers. Yet motorcyclists fall victim to accidents when other drivers don’t extend that courtesy. If you suffered injuries in a Levittown, NY motorcycle accident, you have the right to recover compensation from the at-fault party.
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- We Handle All Types of Levittown Motorcycle Accident Cases
- Proving Liability for a Levittown Motorcycle Accident
- Calculating the Value of Your Levittown Motorcycle Accident Case
- Our Levittown Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Fight for You
- Free Case Evaluation for Levittown Motorcycle Accident Victims
We Handle All Types of Levittown Motorcycle Accident Cases
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our personal injury lawyers and legal team provide comprehensive legal representation for victims of motorcycle vs. car accidents in Levittown, NY. We handle all types of motorcycle accident cases for our clients, including those caused by the following:
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to yield
- Illegal turns
- Roadway obstructions
- Road construction
- Obstructed views
- Poorly maintained roads
The injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will fight for justice and pursue compensation for all your recoverable damages. Since 1991, our firm has provided customized legal representation for injured clients. We handle everything on your behalf, allowing you to relax and focus on your health and recovery.
You Don’t Have to Be Hit by Someone to Be the Victim of Negligence
Some motorcycle accidents only involve the motorcyclist. If this happened to you, you may assume that you don’t have any options for pursuing compensation, despite the suspicion that something caused your crash.
You may be the victim of negligence caused by:
- Construction companies
- Private property owners
- Government entities
- Auto manufacturers
- Maintenance shops
For example, a faulty piece of equipment that causes an accident can leave the manufacturer of that equipment liable. Similarly, a lack of signage on a private road indicating a hazard could mean the property owner can be held responsible for your expenses and losses.
Even if you were the only one on the road when your accident happened, we will explore your options for compensation. Single-vehicle crashes can still be caused by someone else’s negligence.
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Proving Liability for a Levittown Motorcycle Accident
When you call on Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to handle your motorcycle accident case, our legal team begins by investigating the circumstances of the accident and documenting the details. This allows us to determine who caused the accident, while you prioritize your health.
We prove liability by demonstrating these elements:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
These four elements are connected, and we will compile evidence to chart the journey of your accident and why you deserve damages.
Duty of Care
The defendant had a legal obligation (a duty) to act reasonably to prevent subjecting others to harm. An example would be a driver remaining alert, sober, and obedient to traffic laws.
Breach of Duty
The defendant instead acted with recklessness or negligence and subjected you to harm. That might mean texting while driving, using drugs or alcohol before getting behind the wheel, or disobeying the law by speeding or turning illegally.
Causation and Damages
The defendant’s breach of duty caused your motorcycle accident, making them liable for your damages.
To continue our example above: by not being alert, sober, and/or obedient to the rules of the road, the other party collided with you and caused you harm. Since the party’s poor choices caused your injury, they are responsible for paying for it.
Evidence We Need to Establish Negligence
To establish those four points, we will support our conclusions with evidence that may include:
- Accident reports
- Medical records
- Photos and videos of the accident
- Photos of damages
- Statements from witnesses
- Statements from other involved parties
- Phone records
- Blood test results
We may also use opinions from experts, such as accident scene reconstruction experts, economists, medical experts, life care planners, and vocational rehabilitation specialists to support your case. They can speak to the dangers caused by the other party’s breach of duty, as well as highlight the connection between that breach and your injuries.
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Calculating the Value of Your Levittown Motorcycle Accident Case
In a motorcycle accident case, you have the right to pursue physical, financial, and emotional damages. The types of damages to which you are entitled may include:
- Emergency treatment
- Doctor and surgeon services
- Hospital stays and surgery
- Medications and medical devices
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Alternative treatments
- In-home or residential care
- Lost wages and benefits
- Property damage
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Each case will be unique, influenced by factors like your crash’s severity, your medical history, and the type of injuries you sustained. For instance, the Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that older motorcyclists tend to suffer more serious injuries. Age can also mean longer recovery times, leading to higher bills.
We consider these factors when determining what your case is worth. No two accidents are the same, just as no two people are the same. We take that to heart and tailor our calculation accordingly.
Evaluating Your Future With These Injuries
Given that motorcycles lack the same protection offered by a passenger vehicle, accident victims are sometimes left with more serious and even permanent injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, back injuries, and burns. We can use your prognosis to determine the long-term effects of your accident.
For injuries that require ongoing treatment and prevent you from resuming your job duties, you may have the right to recover the following types of damages:
- Cost of ongoing medical treatment and care
- Diminished quality of life
- Value of future lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Permanent injury
Providing for You After the Loss of a Loved One
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we must first offer our condolences. Your beloved family member deserves justice and recognition, while you deserve closure.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will file a wrongful death claim on your behalf to provide financial relief for burdens like end-of-life care and funeral and burial expenses. We also seek damages for the income the deceased would have provided, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced due to losing someone close to you.
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Our Levittown Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Fight for You
When you choose to work with a motorcycle accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., you’re choosing advocates who will go to battle for you. We fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
Our comprehensive legal services include:
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team is there for you to answer your questions and provide updates regarding important developments in your case. We do not leave you wondering how your case is progressing or what comes next. You are always kept in the loop.
Investigating Your Accident
We know how important clarity is to accident victims. Our legal team investigates your motorcycle accident to get you that clarity. The team untangles the crash’s cause and obtains evidence that identifies all parties who caused or contributed to the accident.
Identifying Liable Parties
To recover compensation for your damages, we must prove liability for your motorcycle accident. We do that by building on our initial investigation with evidence culled from a variety of sources. We support your case with documentation that establishes how the at-fault party’s actions caused your accident and the subsequent injuries you sustained.
To establish the value of your case, we identify the damages you sustained financially and personally and then support each one with appropriate evidence and documentation, whether it’s a bill, receipt, or expert testimony. This helps to ensure that we recover as much compensation as possible for you and prevents you from accepting a lowball offer.
Communicating With All Parties
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team communicates with all parties on your behalf, including insurance adjusters, other lawyers, and the negligent party. We handle all aspects of your case from start to finish. This allows you to seek treatment and focus on returning your life to normal.
You have a limited time to pursue legal action for your Levittown motorcycle accident and injuries. The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible for you. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. as soon as possible to help protect your legal right to pursue a claim and compensation for your damages.
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Free Case Evaluation for Levittown Motorcycle Accident Victims
If you are struggling to get the medical care and resources you need to recover from your injuries, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today. We will fight for you and work diligently to recover the compensation you need. Our legal team can assist you in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
We offer a free consultation and case evaluation, and we never collect a fee until and unless you recover compensation for your injuries and other damages.
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