Oceanside Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents can cause some of the most serious injuries, many of them fatal. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, almost 3% of 2018 New York motorcycle accidents were fatal. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by another party, an Oceanside motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover damages for your medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other related losses.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation.
What an Oceanside Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Will Do for You
After a motorcycle accident, your physical injuries, coupled with the emotional trauma of your experience and the worry over how you will cover your expenses may leave you feeling overwhelmed by the idea of commencing a claim or lawsuit.
Still, you do not want to bear the brunt of this accident, especially when someone else caused it.
When you hire Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. as your legal representation in this matter, you can count on us to manage the entirety of your case. We will:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify the liable parties
- Communicate with everyone involved in your case
- Investigate your accident and gather evidence
- Calculate your recoverable damages
This leaves you to focus on your medical treatment, recovering from your injury and rebuilding your life. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 so we can begin the process of recovering your damages.
Investigating Your Motorcycle Accident
We will begin building your case by investigating your accident and gathering evidence to support your legal claim. In this effort, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, we will:
- Travel to the scene of your accident
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Obtain photos and videos
- Gather your medical records
- Get a copy of the police accident report
- Request copies of your wage statements
- Collaborate with experts
The evidence we collect will serve as the foundation for your personal injury case. It will also serve to point us to the person(s) responsible for the accident.
Proving Negligence and Liability
Identifying the at-fault party in your motorcycle accident is sometimes straightforward; however, to recover compensation, we must prove the at-fault party acted negligently and caused your accident. To do so, we must establish the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty to act in a way that kept you from harm and injury (all drivers owe this duty to the other motorists who share the road with them, as do municipalities for keeping roads drivable, and other parties whose actions can affect motorists’ safety).
- The defendant failed to uphold this duty of care.
- This failure caused the accident that resulted in your injuries.
- The accident caused you to suffer damages (physical and emotional injury, as well as other losses).
Our legal team will fulfill all the required elements of proof so that your case is able to withstand the scrutiny of insurance adjusters, defense attorneys, judges, and jurors.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today so we can start building your case and get you one step closer to compensation: (516) 932-0400.
Recoverable Damages in an Oceanside Motorcycle Accident
The types and seriousness of the injuries you sustained will couple with the amount of income, if any, you have lost, as well as many other factors when we calculate the value of your case.
We shall obtain documentation of your losses, where available. As required by the unique circumstances of your claim, future and ongoing costs will be estimated with the help of medical, economic, vocational therapy, and lifecare planning experts.
The types of damages we have recovered and fight to recover for every motorcycle accident victim we represent, include the following:
- Ambulance transportation
- Doctor’s fees
- Physical therapy/rehab
- Surgeon’s fees
- Prescription medication
- Lost wages and benefits
- Replacement services
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Home modifications for accessibility
Where indicated, we shall also obtain written opinions from experts in the fields of medicine, economics, vocational therapy, and life care planning to estimate the losses you will experience down the road as the result of your injury and to help ensure recover every dollar you are entitled to.
When a motorcycle accident ends in the death of a loved one, the family, through their devastation, must also tend to the matters of funeral and burial costs, as well as any medical expenses related to trying to save the victim after the accident and the impact they will feel from any loss of income. If your loved one passed away in this manner, please accept our sympathies and know that we are here for you should you elect to pursue a wrongful death action. We have compassion for you and will fight relentlessly for the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
Call us today at (516) 932-0400 to speak to someone about your wrongful death action.
How Statutes of Limitations Affect Your Case
NY § 214’s statute of limitations constrains the amount of time you have to take legal action following your motorcycle accident.
An Oceanside motorcycle accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will ensure you do not miss this deadline and will keep you on track with all other specific laws, regulations and court rules that might affect your case. Additionally, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible for you.
We Can Help You Recover From Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Our legal team is here for you. Our multilingual staff awaits your call and is eager to tell you about the tailored services we offer our clients. You can come visit us at our office on Long Island, or we can arrange to meet you anywhere on Long Island or in the New York Metropolitan area.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today for a free case review and consultation today at (516) 932-0400.