Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
When combined with auto accidents, motorcycle crashes are the leading cause of personal injury in New York. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcycle rider is 15 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than a passenger in a car crash. Because motorcycles lack the protective components of a passenger vehicle, riders are at risk for serious injuries in the event of a crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York motorcycle accident, fill out our FREE case review form on this page. Our New York motorcycle crash attorneys will evaluate your claim, at no cost to you, to determine whether you are eligible for financial compensation. New York ranks sixth in the country for the most number of licensed motorcyclists and the popularity of this form of transportation only continues to increase. Unfortunately, because motorcycles lack protective components, such as airbags, and are less visible than the average passenger vehicle, riders are at an increased risk for serious injuries in the event of a crash.
Commonly, motorcycle accidents are caused by the following:
- Violation of the motorcyclist’s right of way
- Failure to see a motorcycle
- Poor road conditions
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, our New York accident attorneys may be able to help. We understand the unique aspects of motorcycle accident lawsuits and know how to recover maximum compensation for our clients. Our New York motorcycle accident lawyers have recovered millions for injured riders and recently obtained a record-breaking $14 million motorcycle accident verdict on behalf of a badly injured rider. To contact our motorcycle accident lawyers in New York about your case, fill out our FREE case review form today.