Autumn is a great time to take to New York highways on a motorcycle, but riding motorcycles places people in a great deal of danger due to other drivers’ negligence and inattention. According to data supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 15 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than those in a truck or car who get in a wreck.
Death or critical injuries can result from hazards that also include potholes, defects in the roads or from road construction debris. Sometimes, defective motorcycle parts can cause catastrophic injuries as well. Even when wearing protective gear like leather chaps, gloves, jackets and helmets, motorcycle riders are still fully exposed while on a bike and any contact with an automobile can be immediately life-threatening.
Our experienced attorneys realize that analyzing the police report is just the tip of the investigative iceberg and are prepared to go in depth to discover which individuals or entities may bear liability for the injuries or fatalities suffered by the riders. We will aggressively pursue all avenues to obtain a settlement or judgment that will be sufficient to cover medical bills and future expenses.
Insurance companies like to pay short shrift to motorcyclists, assuming that they are generally more careless than drivers of cars. Because of this, they tend to low-ball claims or outright deny them for the flimsiest of reasons.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, allow our attorneys to review your case and determine where the liability truly lies in order to be fully compensated for your injuries.
Source: Paris & Chaikin, “Manhattan Motorcycle Accident Lawyers” Sep. 10, 2014