Motorcycle Accidents in New York City
Do I Need a New York Personal Injury Attorney?
Your entire life can be altered in seconds when hit while riding a motorcycle. Even relatively minor impacts can be a disaster, causing serious physical damage. Without the airbags of a passenger vehicle to protect your body, it comes in direct contact with other vehicles, the roadway, or stationary items such as walls, curbs, lights, or other items, and the force of the collision can be catastrophic.
The worst of the injuries sustained include traumatic brain injuries, loss of a limb, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, or severe physical damage leading to death. If you or your loved one have been in an accident while operating a motorcycle, you need to call an experienced New York City motorcycle accident attorney. The sooner you do, the better your chances of recovering full and fair compensation. At Davidoff Law, when we take on a motorcycle accident case, we take the actions necessary to investigate the accident, obtain and preserve all relevant evidence, and file a claim or lawsuit to pursue justice and full compensation.
Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere, but in New York City, they are often the result of negligent driving behavior by others sharing the congested streets and thoroughfares. The law allows for a motorcyclist to collect damages from a driver who’s negligent driving conduct resulted in a motorcycle accident. It also allows for a claim to be filed against a city agency if a poorly maintained roadway with massive potholes, lack of signage, or faulty lights have led to the collision. Government entities, such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority, may be liable. The at-fault parties can and should be held accountable. A capable and successful New York City personal injury attorney could evaluate your case and identify every possible liable party to help pursue the compensation you deserve.
In some accident cases, more than one person or agency may be held liable. When filing a claim, your attorney must take the steps to build a case against each and negotiate the terms of a settlement, including insurance companies. The damages sought by your attorney must cover the cost of the losses associated with the accident. Called compensatory damages, the money awarded to the injured falls under two categories. The first is economic damages, which include:
- Ambulatory care
- All medical bills
- Lost wages or earning ability
- Medications and medical equipment
- Property damage
Non-economic damages are more difficult to value, but they are commonly referred to as “pain and suffering.” These damages include:
- Emotional distress
- The challenges of living with chronic pain
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium (affection and sexual relations)
Some victims of motorcycle accidents need only short-term treatment and others end up requiring a lifetime of care. The costs of treatment and lost wages create a terrible situation. The trickle-down effect of depression and anxiety can further burden the injured person, who may feel trapped with nowhere to turn. It is crucial that you get help from a very proficient attorney to help you pursue a claim to recover the damages that inevitably come after a motorcycle wreck.
Who to Call?
The attorneys at Davidoff Law have the expertise, and decades of experience caring for our clients’ needs. We will go to bat for you after you have been in an accident, whether its negotiations or mediation, we have your back. We will guide you through the legal process of pursuing a personal injury claim with compassion and a steady hand. We will take your case to a jury for resolution if necessary. Don’t let a motorcycle accident claim destroy your future. Davidoff Law could help you achieve relief, justice, and the financial support you need on the road to recovery.
Call today to set up a consultation at (888) 211-1116.
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