If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you have the legal right to compensation.A motorcycle accident lawyer in New York can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and related losses.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400 for a no-cost consultation and case review.
Let a Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Manage Your Case
The personal injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. assist New York clients with all types of motorcycle accidents.
All Types of Motorcycle Accidents
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Aggressive drivers
- Tired or fatigued drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Inexperienced drivers
- Illegal turns
- Illegal lane changes
- Failure to yield
We can also assist you with motorcycle accidents caused by road construction, debris, obstructed views, and related hazards.
Since 1991, the NYC motorcycle accident lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. have fought for our clients and their right to fair compensation for injuries and other damages. We will handle every detail of your case, so you can focus on what is most important — your recovery.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving New York, call 516-932-0400
Establish Fault & Proving Liability for Your Motorcycle Accident
We investigate your accident and obtain evidence to identify the party who caused your motorcycle accident. We establish liability for your damages by demonstrating the following legal elements:
- The other party owed you a duty of care.
- They failed to uphold their duty, behaving negligently.
- The defendant’s negligence caused your accident and injuries.
- You suffered medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
For example, motorists have a legal obligation to drive with reasonable care, so as not to harm others on the roadway. If a motorist gets behind the wheel while intoxicated, violates the speed limit, texts while driving, or otherwise behaves negligently, they breach their duty of care. If they cause an accident and you sustain injuries as a result, they are liable for your damages.
To support your case, we use documentation and information that may include:
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Photos or videos of the scene
- Accident scene reconstructions
- Expert opinions
Once we prove liability, we must demonstrate your damages.
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Recoverable Damages for New York Motorcycle Accidents
To determine the value of your motorcycle accident case, our legal team will identify all the damages you sustained. Depending on your injuries, you may have grounds to recover the following types of damages:
- Medical treatment and care
- Lost income and benefits
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Future medical treatment and care
- Diminished quality of life
- Diminished earning capacity
- Disability and permanent injury
- Scarring and disfigurement
To support your case’s value, we document your damages with evidence that may include medical bills, wage statements, and opinions or testimony from subject matter experts.
We may call on experts that include:
- Medical experts to support your prognosis and future treatment needs
- Economics experts to support the future value of financial losses
- Vocational experts to address any challenges you have with returning to work
If your loved one died due to their motorcycle accident injuries, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400 for assistance with a wrongful death claim.
How Working with a New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Working with a motorcycle accident attorney from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. means you receive comprehensive legal services tailored to your needs. We work diligently to get you the resources you need to put your life back on track.
Our team provides a free consultation, and we never collect a fee unless and until you recover compensation for your damages.
Our services to you include:
Staying in Constant Contact with You
Our legal team will remain available to you at all times, answering your questions, explaining your options, and providing periodic updates about your case.
Investigating & Documenting Your Case
We begin by investigating your case to identify all parties who caused or contributed to your accident and injuries. We will obtain evidence to help us build the strongest, most persuasive case on your behalf.
Proving Liability for Your Damages
Once we have determined a liable party, we will build a case against that party.
Calculating Your Recoverable Damages
We calculate the value of your New York motorcycle injury case by identifying all recoverable damages that you sustained. We will obtain supporting documentation for each one to ensure you recover all the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Handling All Aspects of Your Case
Throughout the legal process, the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team takes care of all the details. You focus on your health and well-being. We communicate with all parties involved in your case, including other lawyers, the insurance company, and anyone else who may be involved.
You have a short time to recover compensation for the injuries you sustained in a New York motorcycle accident. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today to ensure you do not sacrifice your right to recover compensation for your injuries and other damages.
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Free Consultation for New York Motorcycle Accident Cases
Before you accept a settlement or provide a statement to the insurance company, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a free consultation. Our compassionate legal team is also multilingual. We can assist you in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, contact us at 516-932-0400.
New York Motorcycle Accidents News
Deer Accident Kills Woman In Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycles, due to their nature of being non-closed-in vehicles, are inherently more dangerous than other vehicles. Their smaller size also makes them significantly less visible than other vehicles on the road. Additionally, motorcycles are more vulnerable to weather and other road hazard than four-wheeled vehicles. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2016. This number rose 5.9% from 5,029 people in 2015. This marks the second year in a row that motorcycle fatalities increased. This number also put fatal motorcycle crashes at its highest level since 2008. In 2017, only 65% of all motorcycle operators wore helmets.
The Bennington Banner reports that a Hoosick woman was killed in a motorcycle crash. The crash occurred last Tuesday evening on Clay Hill Road. 66-year-old Mary Eddy was a passenger on a 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle being operated by Kirk Vonhaggin, who is 55 years of age. Vonhaggin was heading northeast along Clay Hill Road when a deer entered the roadway. Vonhaggin struck the deer according to Troop G of the New York State Police.
Both Vonhaggin and Eddy were ejected from the motorcycle on impact. Eddy was pronounced dead at the scene. Vonhaggin was transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment. Vonhaggin’s injuries were believed not to be life-threatening. Rescue personnel and uniformed troopers all reported to the scene, including vehicles from the town of Hoosick Rescue Squad and Mohawk Ambulance.
The crash is still under investigation.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Brooklyn
Motorcycle deaths were down almost 300 in 2017 from 2016, representing a 5.6% decrease in fatalities. While this is a good trend, a person is still 28 times more likely to be killed while riding a motorcycle than in a passenger vehicle. Alcohol was a factor in a quarter of all fatal motorcycle accidents in 2016, making it the highest percentage by vehicle type. Distracted driving was also a factor in many motorcycle fatalities, with Virginia reporting double the rate of distracted driving motorcycle facilities. The report stressed that if all motorcyclists had worn helmets in 2016, an estimated 802 lives could have been saved.
The New York Daily News reports that a motorcycle crash in Brooklyn fatally injured the operator and injured his teen passenger.
31-year-old motorcycle enthusiast Rashaun Miller was heading south on Rockaway Parkway with a teenaged passenger. He was driving his 2013 Yamaha motorcycle in Canarsie when he slammed into the side of a Nissan Murano making a left turn onto Avenue K at about 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday.
Both Miller and his passenger were ejected from the vehicle on impact. Miller suffered from catastrophic injuries to his head and body. The teen suffered from only minor head and face injuries.
Miller was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital but could not be saved.
The 24-year-old male that was driving the Murano stayed at the scene. No charges have been filed.
Miller had come to Canarsie from Jamaica and had been living in New York for about three years. He and his friends had spent the evening riding their motorcycles before he left to give the teen a ride.
Police Are Investigating A Motorcycle Crash With An Unknown Cause
Although New York City has said that police will no longer be responding to minor car accidents, they are still required to respond to accidents with injuries or fatalities. When police respond to an accident, they are required to file a report. Often, they will determine if a person is at fault by speaking to the others involved and witnesses. If one of the drivers violated a traffic law that was a direct or indirect cause, they will be considered to be at least partially at fault in the accident.
However, some accidents have no witnesses, and the drivers who are involved could be injured or even unable to speak. When circumstances like these occur, the police will often seek out footage from nearby surveillance or traffic cameras to help them determine the cause of the accident.
CBS 6 Albany reports that an accident in Corinth involving three motorcycles is under investigation.
The accident occurred just before 5 p.m. last Tuesday near Main Street in Corinth.
Several motorcycles were involved in the crash. The three motorcycles were all driven by males, one of which had a female passenger. All were taken to Saratoga Hospital with injuries.
One of the drivers suffered from critical injuries and was later airlifted to Albany Medical Center.
Police brought in a drone to survey the accident site. They have yet to determine the cause of the accident and are currently treating it as a criminal investigation. It is believed that a vehicle on the wrong side of the road may have been the cause.