New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Aiding Injured Motorcyclists Throughout New York
Motorcycle accident injuries can often be life-changing and life-altering. When a motorcycle accident is not your fault, you do have legal rights that require the assistance of an attorney. As motorcycle attorneys in New York, we follow strict legal guidelines when representing our clients after they were involved in a motorcycle crash. Contact us today for assistance with injuries caused by another party’s negligence.
We are proud to be recognized as one of the top motorcycle law firms in New York City. We fight aggressively against insurance companies who deny claims or offer up insufficient compensation for your injuries sustained in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver or other parties at fault.
Our firm has extensive experience handling all types of motorcycle crashes including those resulting from defective motorcycles, inadequate safety equipment, unsafe road conditions, and more. We will handle all aspects of your case including negotiations with insurance companies, demanding accountability for those who cause injuries to motorcyclists and, if necessary, we will take your case trial.
The aftermath of an accident can be quite overwhelming. You may feel as though you do not have time to worry about legal matters while you recover from your injuries. However, the longer you wait to talk with an attorney, the more difficult it may be for us to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. If you were riding a motorcycle when another driver ran through a red light and caused an accident, we need to know who saw what happened in order to build our case against the negligent driver.
You should also be aware that there is a deadline by which you must file any personal injury claim against another party – this is known as the “statute of limitations.” You have two years from the date of any motorcycle crash or other accident in which you were injured to file a claim for damages with the court system of New York. Do not attempt to settle the case yourself or accept any type of compensation without talking with an attorney – if you do, you could forfeit your right to sue for damages.
The best way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve after a motorcycle accident is to work with our New York motorcycle accident lawyers at Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C. We will fight aggressively on your behalf so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and putting your life back together while we handle all legal matters related to your claim. For legal representation and advice on how to best move forward with your case, contact Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C. today at 212-962-2649.
For legal representation and advice on how to best move forward with your case, contact Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C. today at 212-962-2649.
What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accident victims often find themselves suffering from a serious injury or serious injuries for a long time after their accident has occurred. Motor vehicle accident claims are typically filed when a motorcycle accident injury impacts multiple aspects of a motorcycle accident victim’s life. These are the most common physical injuries sustained in a serious accident involving a motorcycle:
- Traumatic brain injury/head injury
- Broken bones
- spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Fatal injuries like neck injuries and internal injuries
While largely unavoidable, motorcycle crash victims have their lives changed because of the negligence of other drivers. Some of the most common motorcycle accident cases we have experience dealing with occur because of the following reasons:
- Distracted driving: whether they are texting or talking on a cell phone, drivers who make the choice to be distracted behind the wheel pose a serious risk to motorcyclists.
- Cell phone use: whether it is using a cell phone to place a call, text message, or browse the internet, most states now ban this behavior for all motorists.
- Red light accidents: It has been proven that most accidents occur as a result of one car running through an intersection and hitting another car in an accident right in front of them.
- Tailgating: This occurs when another driver follows your vehicle too closely and cannot stop within a safe distance if you need to slam on your brakes
- Improper turning: Many motorcycle crashes occur because another driver fails to yield before making their turn.
It is important that you know the facts about what can happen if someone else’s negligence injures or kills you. We hope that knowing this information will prepare you for any questions our accident lawyer may ask during your initial consultation. If someone else caused you to suffer a serious injury through their negligence, make sure you let them know how they impacted your life by calling Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C today at 212-962-2649 to schedule an appointment with one of our New York motorcycle accident lawyers.
What Financial Damages Am I Entitled To?
Motorcycle accident victims are often entitled to financial compensation for the following losses:
Medical expenses: these can be extensive and can include surgeries, hospital stays, rehabilitation services, and prescriptions.
Lost wages: motorcycle accident victims often experience a loss in their ability to work as a result of their injuries which means lost paychecks and the need for future financial planning to account for this loss.
Pain and suffering: these losses cannot be quantified in terms of money but they are very real and must be considered when evaluating your claim against another party.
Punitive damages: these damages will not directly impact you but they tend to motivate negligent parties to take responsibility for their actions through both settlements and verdicts which saves all parties involved time, money, and stress trying to prove or disprove fault in an accident.
Lost earning potential: Many motorcycle accident injuries keep you from working or cause you to make less money than you actually could be making. If this is the case, your future earnings potential becomes part of your claim.
Future medical care needs. Victims who suffered serious head injuries, traumatic brain damage, and spinal cord injuries face lifetime medical bills as a result of their injury-causing crash.
These damages can add up quickly and must be included as part of your claim against those responsible for causing your accident. To schedule a free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers, call Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C today at 212-962-2649. We are prepared to investigate the facts surrounding your case while protecting your best interests throughout the process.
What Does a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Do?
One of the main roles of a motorcycle accident lawyer is to hold the other driver’s insurance company accountable for their client’s negligence. In many cases, the other driver’s insurance company will offer a lowball settlement in order to force an injured rider to accept their offer. Our job is to evaluate the full impact of your injuries and fight for a fair settlement on your behalf before you settle too quickly.
If we establish that the other driver was negligent by ignoring standard safety precautions or failing to abide by all traffic laws, we can build a strong case against them and hold them accountable for your losses. We utilize hard evidence such as witness statements, medical records, police reports, and any other relevant information to create a strong case for you when recovering damages.
Our success in the courtroom can completely alter your future in terms of compensation, quality of life, and the ability to move on after suffering serious injuries. Our motorcycle accident lawyer will put in long hours building your case while fighting for you during negotiations before filing suit or asking a jury to find in favor of our client.
When hiring an attorney after being injured by another driver’s negligence it may be helpful to know what role they are likely to play given their experience level with personal injury cases. A motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm has the experience needed to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Which Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Should I Hire?
As a client, you should feel comfortable with the lawyer who is representing your case. You should be able to trust their judgment and believe that they’re working in your best interests while carrying out the process from beginning to end. Choose a motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm who will stay on top of every detail of your case while protecting your best interests during negotiations in and outside of the courtroom.
The starting point for evaluating any potential motorcycle accident lawyer or law firm is by looking at their experience level. Our legal team has years of experience representing injured riders after accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers have occurred. From tracking down witnesses to reviewing police reports, we work hard to gather all evidence needed for a strong case against the negligent party while protecting our clients’ best interests.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, a personal injury attorney can help. Our New York motorcycle accident lawyers will hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries while protecting your best interests during negotiations and trial. Reach out to Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C. at 212-962-2649 to learn more about your legal options going forward.