In 2014, over 82% of all motorcycle crashes in New York State resulted in injuries to the motorcycle operator. Tragically, approximately 3% of motorcycle collisions result in fatal injuries to those involved. A motorcycle crash is serious. The motorcyclist can face devastating pain that may require lifelong medical attention. If you've been injured in a motorcycle wreck, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Do I have a motorcycle injury case?
Generally, in accident lawsuits, the injured motorcycle rider will have to prove that another person or entity was negligent. To establish negligence, the rider will have to show that the defendant owed them a duty to prevent unreasonable harm; the defendant failed to uphold this duty; the breach caused the rider's injury; and the rider was injured as a result.
For example, if a vehicle driver failed to yield when the motorcyclist had the right of way, the vehicle driver would be found negligent for not abiding with traffic laws. If more than one individual or entity was responsible for the rider's injuries, the lawsuit may name all liable parties as defendants.
The personal injury lawyer representing the plaintiff needs to compile evidence that proves negligent behavior by the defendant. This may include post-collision photos, witness reports, police reports, medical records, and more.
If you or a loved one is interested in pursuing a New York motorcycle collision lawsuit, it's important to contact a qualified professional to handle your claim. Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience handing motorcycle crash and other injury claims, and may be able to assist with your case. Fill out our FREE case review form to contact us today.
Damages in NY Motorcycle Crash Lawsuits
In a New York motorcycle accident lawsuit, the injured rider will make a claim to collect compensation for economic and non-economic losses resulting from their injury and/or accident. The following are among the damages available in a typical motorcycle collision case:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
Hiring an Injury Attorney after a Motorcycle Wreck
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney experienced in personal injury lawsuit litigation to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will work with a team of medical, economic, and other professionals to prove liability and determine the extent of your losses.
We have had success in recovering compensation in injury lawsuits, and have yielded an impressive track record of results which includes a $14 million recovery for a motorcyclist who was hit by a truck.
To find out if we can file a lawsuit to seek compensation on your behalf, contact us today for a no cost, no-obligation case review by filling out our contact form or calling 212-736-5300. Serving Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and all of New York State.