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Suffolk County Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents account for a high number of serious traffic injuries. Accidents involving motorcycles are caused by many of the same reasons that cars and other vehicles are involved in accidents. Motorcyclists are also more likely to get in accident that may be due to bad weather or unsafe road conditions. When a motorcyclist is in an accident, the injuries are often severe because a motorcycle does not provide the type of protection that a car, SUV or truck does. Injuries caused by a bike accident are often serious, and can include a traumatic amputation , broken bones, head injury or spinal injury. Injuries sustained from these accidents can cause permanent disabilities and exorbitant medical expenses. If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the person who caused the accident. Contact a Suffolk County motorcycle accident lawyer who has the experienced and resources to hold the negligent person accountable.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents

Just like any other type of vehicle accident, there are numerous reasons for motorcycle accidents. Most reasons are related to negligence. For example, one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents involves a car making a left turn at an intersection into path of a motorcycle. Another common reason for car accidents is a car changing lanes and hitting a motorcyclist that is already in that lane. These accidents can happen because the motorist fails to look, or because the motorcycle, often being a small vehicle, is in the car's blind spot. Cars rear-ending motorcycles can lead the motorcyclist to suffer serious injuries. This type of accident tends to happen because of driver distraction, because the driver is driving too fast to stop in time, or is following the motorcycle too closely. Motorcyclists can also be the victim of a "dooring" accident. This happens when the driver of a parked car does not look and opens his (or her) door in the path of a motorcyclist. The result is that the motorcyclist collides into the door.

Road conditions can be a factor in a motorcycle accident. Potholes, uneven pavement, and debris in the road can all lead to a motorcyclist losing control or unexpectedly swerving.

Regardless of the reason for the accident, the impact of a motorcycle accident on a motorcyclist can be devastating injuries. Even when motorcyclists wear helmets, head and brain injuries are common. Other common injuries include injuries to the abdominal area, broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and neck injuries. It is not unusual for a motorcyclist to end up paralyzed after an accident, or to pass away from the injuries suffered in an accident.

Pursuing compensation

It is not fair that the victim of an accident that was caused by another person should have to shoulder the financial burden of the accident. The person who caused the accident should. As a motorcycle accident attorney in Suffolk County will explain, New York law agrees that the person responsible for the accident should bear the financial losses related to it. As the victim, you have the right to file a claim and demand that the person who caused the accident pay you for your out-of-pocket losses. These losses may include your medical bills and the paychecks that you lost because you were not able to work while recovering. You can also demand that the defendant compensate you for non-economic losses such as your pain and suffering.

Before you can be awarded compensation, you must prove that the accident was the defendant's fault. For example, if the defendant was ticketed for speeding through a red light, for making an illegal lane change, or for breaking any other traffic law, then that would be strong evidence that the defendant was at fault.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the person who caused your accident. In order to ensure that you receive fair compensation, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney serving Suffolk County 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 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.

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