Recovering compensation for your damages after a motorcycle accident in New York is often complex.Accidents involving motorcycles typically have a set of circumstances that distinguish “bike accidents” from car and truck accidents. One such significant difference is that New York law prohibits motorcycle drivers and riders from collecting benefits based on a no-fault insurance policy. This exception from No-Fault coverage for motorcyclists and their passengers is discussed on the website of the New York Department of Financial Services. Without the benefit of No-Fault coverage, motorcycle operators and passengers who suffer injuries in an accident in New Hyde Park or the surrounding area must resort to other forms of legal action against the at-fault party who caused their accident and injuries.
If you suffered any motorcycle accident injuries, the attorneys from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will review your case for free. Call (516) 932-0400 today to get started with your complimentary consultation with a member of our New Hyde Park motorcycle accident team.
Recovering Damages in a New Hyde Park Motorcycle Accident Case
If another motorist caused your motorcycle accident, a New Hyde Park motorcycle accident lawyer will take action to help you hold them liable and recover compensation for the expenses and losses you suffered as a result of the accident and your injuries. We will collect documentation to prove your expenses and, if indicated, work with experts to demonstrate the losses you sustained.
When we file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, we will pursue the following types of damages:
- Medical treatment and related expenses
- Future medical care costs related to your accident injuries
- Ongoing care costs as necessary
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, including repair or replacement of your motorcycle
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished life enjoyment
If a loved one passed away as a result of the injuries they sustained in a motorcycle accident, we offer you our heartfelt condolences. The compassionate and understanding attorneys of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. are here to help. We will take on your wrongful death case and handle all your legal concerns while you focus on grieving and spending time with your family. Call us today at (516) 932-0400
Our Team Can Prove Negligence and Liability in Many Motorcycle Accident Cases
Our attorneys know how to build a strong case to prove another motorist or party caused your motorcycle accident. Some causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Aggressive driving or road rage
- Failure to yield
- Improper lane changes
- Illegal turns
- Drunk driving or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
In addition to other drivers, road conditions can play a significant role in causing some motorcycle accidents. This includes poorly marked roadways, potholes, items in the roadway, and other road hazards.
Contact a New Hyde Park motorcycle accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today to learn more about how to pursue compensation after a motorcycle accident in New Hyde Park. Call (516) 932-0400 now.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Will Take Legal Action on Your Behalf
In general, there are two ways the New Hyde Park motorcycle accident team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will be able to try to recover damages for you. These are: :
- Filing an insurance claim based on the at-fault driver’s auto liability policy
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party in civil court
We often file an insurance claim and attempt to negotiate a fair settlement before filing suit, but this is not always necessary or advisable. After we review your case and have a better understanding of what happened, we will put a plan in place to recover the maximum dollar amount of compensation for your accident-related losses and expenses.
When you choose our team to handle your motorcycle accident case, be confident that we will:
- Update you on your case
- Identify any liable parties
- Handle communication with any involved parties
- Gather evidence
- Determine the value of your case
We investigate every case we take on. We collect evidence and build a strong case to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your damages. As a part of this process, we must identify and analyze physical evidence, eyewitness accounts, and expert witness testimony. Some of the experts we may call in on motorcycle accident cases include:
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Medical experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Life care planners
With a strong case to support your claim or lawsuit, we will move forward with obtaining an outcome that is in your best interests as our singular goal. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our lawyers are passionate advocates for the injured. Our staff members are compassionate and caring, and some are also multilingual. We can discuss your case with you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada, if you prefer.
Call us today at (516) 932-0400 for your free initial consultation.
New York State Law Puts a Time Limit on Filing a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
New York has a statute of limitations that creates a deadline for filing a lawsuit in your motorcycle accident case under New York Code Sec. 214. Many factors can affect how long you have to take legal action, so it is important to reach out to us as soon as possible. Our attorneys can review your case and explain how quickly we need to act on your behalf.
Taking swift action is also important when it comes to collecting evidence and building a case, so there are multiple reasons why we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible after your accident.
Talk to a New Hyde Park Motorcycle Accident Attorney About Your Case
If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in New Hyde Park, or if you live on Long Island and got hurt in an accident in New York City, a New Hyde Park motorcycle accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is here to help. We will evaluate your case for free and pursue damages based on contingency. You pay nothing out of pocket for our services. We only get paid when we recover an award or settlement for you. Call (516) 932-0400 to get started today.