Bronx Motorcycle Accident
In some ways a motorcycle accident is quite similar to a car accident, truck accident SUV accident or any other type of auto accident. In other ways motorcycle accidents are completely different from other types of vehicle accidents. Once of the biggest differences is that motorcycles do not provide the same protection to the operator as an enclosed vehicle does. In addition, while road conditions such as potholes and debris affect every type of vehicle, motorcyclists are more likely to get into accidents when the road conditions are poor. Because motorcycles are smaller drivers of other vehicles are less likely to see them, especially at intersections. Injuries sustained by motorcyclists when they collide with other vehicles are when they are involved in single vehicle accidents include serious injuries such as heading trauma, spinal cord injuries, several cuts and bruises, and broken bones. Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim of a motorcycle accident may face permanent injuries, lose their jobs, and face financial problems. If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident it is imperative that you immediately contact an experienced Bronx motorcycle accident lawyer as you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.Common causes of motorcycle accidents
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by the same reasons that cause other types of vehicle accidents—negligence. In other words, motorcycle accidents are often caused because another driver was speeding, drove while impaired, texted while driving, made an illegal lane change, ran through a red light, or broke some other traffic law.
In addition, some motorcycle accidents are caused because of some sort of defect in the way it was manufactured or designed. Each year thousands of motorcycles and other types of vehicles are recalled due to defects that put the riders as well as drivers of other vehicles and pedestrians at risk. If you are injured in an accident that was caused because of the poor way in which the motorcycle was designed, due to a defective part, or because of a problem in the way the motorcycle was manufactured then you may have a viable product liability claim against the manufacturer of the motorcycle, or against the manufacture of the defective party.Pursuing a claim
Whether the accident involves a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck, both passengers, drivers and event pedestrians can suffer serious and life-threatening injuries such as bone fractures, severe road rash, burns, spinal cord and back injuries that lead to paralysis, and brain injuries that lead to coma.
The New York legislature has determined that it is unfair that the victim of another person’s negligent actions should bear all of the financial responsibility for the losses suffered. Thus, victims are allowed to demand payment from the person whose negligence caused the accident and the injuries. Through a personal injury lawsuit you can demand damages for both your past and future medical expenses. This is important as treatment for some injuries extends for years into the future.
In addition, the negligent driver may be liable for other losses you sustained such as lost wages or loss of earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering.
If a family member is killed in a motorcycle accident due to another person’s carelessness, the personal representative of the deceased has the right to file a wrongful death claim and demand compensation including medical expenses and funeral expenses.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical assistance. You should also contact an attorney who understands the legal issues associated with vehicle accidents. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in handling personal injury cases stemming from all types of vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents, car accidents, and truck accidents. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn , Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.