To a certain extent a motorcycle accident is quite similar to a car accident, truck accident SUV accident or any other type of auto accident. However, there are some unique factors inherent to motorcycles and motorcycle riding that cause motorcycle accidents to pose unique risks to riders than to drivers of other types of vehicles. For example, motorcycles do not provide the same protection as an enclosed vehicle does. Motorcyclists are more prone to accidents from road conditions such as potholes and debris, and inclement weather. Because motorcycles are smaller and more easily hidden by objects on or off the road, drivers of cars, SUVs and trucks are less likely to see them, especially at intersections. Injuries sustained from these accidents are usually serious and can include a brain injury, broken bone, neck injury, amputation or spinal cord injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim of a motorcycle accident may face permanent disabilities, face job loss, and face enormous medical expenses. If you are in need of a New York Injury Lawyer because you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Bronx Motorcycle Accident Lawyer who will work closely with you to ensure that you receive compensation for your losses. In addition, if during the course of the treatment for your injuries your doctor commits medical malpractice, the party responsible for your car accident injuries may be required to compensate you for the medical malpractice injury as well.Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Statistics show that many accidents are due to the other driver's negligence or carelessness. Our legal team can explain that this often happens because a person riding a motorcycle is more difficult to notice on the road than a car or truck. Also, serious injury results from motorcycle accidents because the rider doesn't have the same amount of protection that a driver of a car has. This is why motorcycle riders are more prone to devastating injuries when encountering careless drivers, defective roads, slippery driving surfaces and severe weather.
Another cause of motorcycle accidents is a defective part or defective design. Each year thousands of motorcycles manufactured by well-known motorcycle companies are recalled due to defects that put the rider at risk. If you are injured in an accident that was caused by a defect in the design of the motorcycle, due to a defective part, or because of a problem in the way the motorcycle was manufactured then you may have a viable product liability claim against the manufacturer of the motorcycle, or against the manufacture of the defective party.Statistics for Motorcycle Accidents
Statistic show that New York is number six in the United States for having the most licensed motorcyclists. Because motorcycles have grown so much in popularity in recent years, New York is seeing more and more motorcycle accidents. Both motorcycle drivers and their passengers can sustain serious and life-threatening injuries when involved in a crash that include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Neck or brain injuries
- Eye injuries and blindness
If the negligence of another driver caused the car accident that resulted in your injuries, you can pursue a claim against that person for damages. The negligent driver may have to pay for your emergency room visit, surgery, rehabilitation, visits to the doctor, medication, assistive equipment and future related medical expenses. In addition, the negligent driver may be liable for other economic losses you sustained such as lost wages or loss of earning capacity. The negligent driver may be ordered to compensate you for damage to your property, such as the damage to your vehicle. In addition, a court may award you non-economic damages such as pain and suffering or punitive damages.
If a motorcycle accident resulted in the death of your loved one, you may be able to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim.Bronx Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical assistance. You should also contact an attorney who understands the legal issues associated with vehicle accidents. Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC 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 1.800.NY.NY.LAW (1.800.696.9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case.