As motorcycle accident lawyers, we can tell you first-hand that the consequences of motorcycle crashes can be devastating. Even a low-speed incident can result in serious injuries – and without the safety features offered by a car, a high-speed motorcycle accident will often result in catastrophic injuries.
Whether you or a family member has been involved in a motorcycle accident – we can help. We’ll help you recover the compensation that’s needed to take your life forward – and importantly, we’ll fight hard against the anti-motorcycle bias that’s so often shown after a motorcycle crash.
How we support motorcycle accident victims
Even if you’re only slightly injured after a motorcycle accident, your time needs to be spent recuperating rather than researching. As an experienced motorcycle accidents lawyer, we’ll do the heavy lifting – while you focus on getting better.
On your behalf, we will:
- Stand up to the insurance company you’re facing – making sure they face a legal team that will fight hard on your behalf.
- Thoroughly investigate the accident – minimising your role and pushing back against any contrary claims from drivers of other vehicles.
- Find out who is to blame – then seek the maximum compensation from their insurers.
- Will consider all aspects of your recovery, making sure your claim reflects the seriousness of your injuries and the knock-on effects of your time incapacitated.
Money isn’t going to make your injuries go away – but by allowing us to take care of your financial recovery, you free yourself up to give yourself the best shot at getting physically better.
Why do motorcycle accidents occur?
Like car accident and personal injury cases, the causes of motorcycle accidents are often complex. Frequently, the liability is shared by a number of parties, including:
- Car, van, truck, or public transport vehicle drivers
- Other motorcycle riders
- Product manufacturers
- Government agencies
We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to attributing responsibility for the motorcycle accident injury you have received – even if that means going beyond what happened in the accident and looking at underlying issues with local infrastructure or products being used.
Common motorcycle accident injuries
You’ll already know that motorcyclists are expected to wear helmets when they ride – but if you’ve ever come off a bike, you’ll also know that virtually no amount of protective clothing will prevent all possible injuries.
- Motorcycle accidents result in some very serious injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injuries and possible paralysis
- Broken bones
- Road rash, cuts, and lacerations
- Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue damage
- Crush injuries under other vehicles
- Eye injuries
Sadly, it’s also common for motorcycle accidents to result in fatal injuries. We hope this is not the case for your loved one – but rest assured that if it is, we will work as hard as we possibly can to make sure your financial future is secure.
How can a motorcycle accident attorney help?
We can’t magic away your injuries and save you from the pain you’ve experienced – but we can minimise the worry and effort that you’ll face if you try to seek compensation to support yourself going forward.
We’ll do our utmost to get you the support you need around:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical rehabilitation
- Property damage
- Ongoing disability and/or disfigurement
- Losing the enjoyment in life
- The pain and suffering you have experienced
Right now, you might not feel like all of these factors are playing a part for you – but that’s a normal part of the process after an accident. We’ll help you identify the support you need to get your life back to something close to normal – then we’ll fight hard to make sure you get it.
Fighting bias on your behalf
Bias against motorcycle riders is a very real factor in motorcycle accident cases. This bias can come from witnesses, law enforcement, and other people involved in the accident. Even if you’re blamed for your accident, it doesn’t mean you’re responsible.
Why does this bias occur? It’s hard to pinpoint a single factor – but a lack of knowledge around how motorcycles can be used on the road is likely to be a large component. There are around 230 million licensed car drivers in the U.S., but only 8.6 million motorcycle riders – and as a result, other drivers often simply do not understand or anticipate how a motorcycle will move or the rights you have as a motorcycle operator.
There are instances where a serious motorcycle accident is the fault of the injured rider – but more often than not, other parties involved hold at least some of the blame. As part of our role as motorcycle accident attorneys, we’ll present the facts – untainted by opinions, misunderstandings, or outright bias.
Talk to an experienced Long Island motorcycle accident lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, get in touch with our law firm today for a free consultation.
When you do, you’ll be talking to experienced motorcycle accident lawyers with the knowledge you need to make sure you have the means to take your life forward, no matter what kind of injuries you have sustained or challenges you face.