Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Have you suffered an injury in a Brooklyn motorcycle accident? Contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. You may have the right to seek compensation for things like medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Our Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyers can help you fight to get every last dollar you deserve.
Since 1977, we’ve been the fiercest advocates for injury victims across New York. Our hard work and tenacity pay off – we’ve secured more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you’ve gotten hurt in a Brooklyn motorcycle crash, we’re here to help you, too.
Contact our Brooklyn law offices to schedule a free consultation today. Our compassionate legal team is always available to take your call – morning, noon, or night – 365 days a year.
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How Will a Brooklyn Motorcycle Lawyer Help Me?
You’ve got enough to do and think about after a motorcycle accident without the added stress of a lawsuit or insurance claim. Hiring an attorney can give you the time you need to focus on getting better and back on your feet. It can also level the playing field and put you in the best position to get the money you need and deserve.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers will go above and beyond to secure meaningful compensation on your behalf. Among other things, we will:
- Launch an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding your motorcycle crash
- Determine the possible cause(s), fault, and liability
- Protect you from (often baseless) claims that you share fault
- Consult with experts to get a better understanding about what your motorcycle injury claim is worth, and
- Stand up to stingy, manipulative insurance companies and demand that they offer you a fair settlement.
Our goal is to help you in any way that we can after you’re injured through little-to-no fault of your own in a Brooklyn motorcycle collision. We know how tough things can be, so we’ll handle all aspects of your injury case. You just focus on getting better. All you have to do is give us a call to get started today.
How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Brooklyn?
You might be surprised to learn that Brooklyn is the most dangerous New York City borough for motorcyclists. Every month, the NYPD publishes crash data and motorcycle accident statistics. In September 2019, the most recent month for which data is available, there were 348 motorcycle accidents in all of NYC. One-third – 118 out of 348 – of those motorcycle accidents happened in Brooklyn.
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen in Brooklyn?
Why is Brooklyn, in particular, so dangerous for motorcyclists? Why do motorcycle crashes happen so frequently in this part of New York? According to a NYC motorcycle safety study, common reasons for injury-causing and fatal motorcycle accidents in Brooklyn include:
- Dangerous left turns
- Rear-end collisions
- Poor visibility, and
- Riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Other commonly-cited reasons for motorcycle accidents include speeding, reckless driving behaviors, tailgating, improper or illegal turns, and hazardous road conditions.
You Deserve Money For All of Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries
After you get hurt in a motorcycle accident, few things will be more important than your pursuit of compensation. Hiring an attorney is a great way to maximize your recovery. However, don’t let just any lawyer handle your motorcycle injury claim. You deserve to work with an attorney who focuses exclusively on personal injury law.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we only represent clients who have been injured in accidents in New York City. In fact, our attorneys have more than 200 combined years of experience handling personal injury cases.
We know the laws that will affect your case inside-and-out. We’ve gone toe-to-toe with the insurance companies that will fight you every step of the way – and won. We know what it takes to put you in the best position to get the money you deserve.
When you get hurt, we’re here to help you get money for all of your crash injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Lost limbs
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
Give us call to discuss your case at no cost to you. If you can’t make it into our Brooklyn law offices, we’ll come to you. Our team can visit you at home, at work, or at the hospital. All you have to do is ask for our help and we’ll be there for you. It’s that easy.
Who’s Liable For My Brooklyn Motorcycle Crash and Injuries?
Under New York state law, you can seek damages from anyone who contributed to your motorcycle accident and injuries. That can include anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions caused you to get hurt. This might include:
- Other motorcyclists
- Transit companies
- Employers of negligent parties
- Vehicle or motorcycle manufacturers, and
- Government agencies.
Our team will carefully investigate your motorcycle accident and do our best to determine the cause(s) and identify fault. Then we can seek compensation from anyone who contributed to your injuries and suffering.
What Happens If I’m Partly Responsible For My Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident?
You won’t automatically be prohibited from recovering money for your injuries if you share some of the blame for your crash. New York is a comparative fault state. That means that your damages will simply be reduced to reflect your role in the accident.
Let’s say you’re involved in an accident with a car at the intersection of Jay Street and Tillary Streets in Downtown Brooklyn. An investigation reveals that the driver is 75 percent responsible for the accident. However, you’re allocated 25 percent fo the blame because you were distracted by your phone. You suffer $20,000 in damages – mostly stemming from medical bills and property damage.
You can file an injury claim or lawsuit, but your financial recovery will be reduced by 25 percent. So, you’ll be able to recover a maximum of $15,000 ($20,000 reduced by 25 percent, or $5,000). At the same time, you may also be on the hook for 25 percent of any damages suffered by the driver (or other victims) in the crash.
When fault is allocated to you, it will directly impact your ability to recover compensation. That’s why it’s critical to speak about your case with an experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney. Don’t hesitate to call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help as soon as you can after an accident. We’ll work hard to minimize your role in the accident and maximize your financial award.
What Damages Are Available to Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Victims?
Don’t underestimate the costs associated with a motorcycle accident. When someone else is at least partly responsible, you have the right to demand compensation. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our motorcycle crash lawyers will pursue all damages to which you may be entitled. This might include money for:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement, and more.
Insurance companies will work hard to drive down the value of your injury claim. They’ll try to get you to accept less money than you deserve. Don’t accept a lowball offer – it will probably not even come close to covering all of your costs and expenses.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ve worked hard to forge relationships with leading accident and injury experts in New York. With their help, we can better understand your injuries and how they may impact your life – today and in the future. That will help us as we assess what your case is worth. When we sit down to negotiate a settlement, we’ll be armed with strong arguments and expert-backed evidence. This approach has helped us secure more than $1 Billion for our clients. It can help you, too.
Statute of Limitations for Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident lawsuits is three years from the date of injury. You may have more or less time to file, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. However, you will lose the right to recover compensation if you hesitate or wait too long.
Let Our Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help You Today
Have you or a loved one gotten hurt in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn, NY? Do not hesitate to contact the personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to learn about your legal rights and options. You may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries, and we can help you demand the money you deserve.
We offer a free, no-obligation case assessment, so give us a call or reach out to us online today to schedule yours.