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Single Bike Accidents in New York State

According to motorcycle accident statistics, nearly 25% of all motorcycle crashes are single bike accidents, in which a motorcyclist hits an object or “wipes out.” While many police reports cite the motorcyclist as the individual at-fault for a single motorcycle crash, defective equipment and dangerous road conditions are often to blame. In 2014, 5% of all New York State motorcycle collisions are a result of vehicle factors such as defective brakes and 17% of motorcycle crashes are a result of environmental factors such as defective pavement.

If you were injured in a single bike accident, our NYC motorcycle accident attorneys have the resources to establish the cause of your crash and recover compensation from the entity responsible for your accident.

Single bike accidents are commonly caused by factors out of the rider’s control. For instance, road hazards, including potholes, improperly marked curves and poorly designed intersections, can lead to motorcycle crashes. Often, a government entity is to blame for an accident caused by poor road conditions. Defective equipment, such as tires or brakes, can also put a rider at risk for serious injuries. In these cases, the manufacturer of the faulty product can be held accountable in a New York motorcycle injury lawsuit.

At Block O’Toole & Murphy, our attorneys are dedicated to ensuring injured riders, including those hurt in single motorcycle accidents, are compensated for their injuries. To find out if our lawyers can recover financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages, call 212-736-5300 for a FREE, no-obligation review of your case.

In the past decade, New York State has seen an increasing number of single motorcycle collisions, many of which resulted in injuries to the motorcyclist. Tragically, 2.8% of single motorcycle crashes resulted in fatalities in 2014 while 88.2% of the crashes resulted in personal injury to those involved.

Number of Single Motorcycle Crashes in New York State – Years 2002 to 2014

Source: New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

The government entities have a responsibility to keep the roads safe for drivers, including motorcycle operators. Manufacturers are also accountable for ensuring that the products they release to the market are safe to operate. To learn more about your legal rights, speak with a Block O’Toole & Murphy attorney today: 212-736-5300.

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