Long Island Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accident

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident on Long Island? Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. You may have the right to seek compensation if someone else caused you to get hurt. We’re prepared to help you fight to maximize your recovery.

Since 1977, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. has been dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims on Long Island. Our hard work and dedication to our clients pay off. We’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle crash, we’re here to help you, too.

We offer a free consultation, so do not hesitate to reach out to our Long Island law office to schedule yours today. Our team is always available to take your call – morning, noon, or night – 365 days a year.

How Will a Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me After a Motorcycle Accident?

You’ve got enough to think about after an unexpected motorcycle accident without the added time and stress of a lawsuit. Hiring an attorney to handle your case can give you the opportunity to focus on getting better. It can also level the playing field and put you in the best position to get the money you need and deserve.

After an accident, you shouldn’t hesitate to reach out to the skilled Long Island motorcycle accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C.. Here’s why:

  • Insurance companies will not make it easy for you to recover compensation. They’ll put a tough fight. We’ll stand up to them on your behalf and fight to hold them accountable.
  • Other parties involved in your accident will probably try to blame you for the crash. We’ll do everything we can to minimize your role in the accident and stop these (often baseless) claims from hurting your financial recovery.
  • Multiple people might be responsible for your injuries. We’ll investigate, determine what caused your accident, and identify who’s to blame. Then we can seek compensation from anyone who shares fault.
  • It’s hard to know what your case is worth, and you certainly don’t want to let an insurer decide. We can work with experts as we build your case to make sure we know what it’s likely worth.

We know an unexpected accident can be devastating. We also know what a difference money can make in the days, weeks, and months that follow. That’s why we’ll go above and beyond to secure a meaningful financial payout on your behalf. We’ll handle all aspects of your legal case. You just focus on getting better. It’s that simple.

Liability For a Long Island Motorcycle Crash

Accidents aren’t always straightforward. Sometimes a lot of different factors can cause a car to collide with a motorcycle. It’s not uncommon for multiple parties to share responsibility for an accident.

In New York, you can potentially seek compensation from anyone whose negligence or wrongful actions cause you to get hurt. This might include:

  • Drivers of other vehicles
  • Other motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Transit drivers
  • Transit companies
  • Employers of negligent parties
  • Product manufacturers and retailers, and
  • Government agencies.

You deserve to know who is responsible for your motorcycle crash. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident. We’ll work hard to figure out what caused your collision and identify anyone who shares blame. Our goal is to seek compensation from anyone who caused you to get hurt.

What If I’m Blamed For My Long Island Motorcycle Accident?

Don’t panic. Just because you’re blamed doesn’t mean you’re responsible. Even if you are partly responsible, that doesn’t mean you can’t recover compensation. In New York, fault is apportioned between everyone who contributes to an accident. 

While sharing fault won’t bar your injury claim, it will affect how much money you can recover. Your damages will be reduced to reflect your role in the accident. If you’re allocated 25 percent of the blame, your award will be reduced by 25 percent.

It’s important to work with an attorney who knows how to protect you from these types of claims. The less fault you share, the more money you can potentially secure for things like medical bills and lost wages. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll do everything we can to minimize your role in the accident and protect your financial recovery. 

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents on Long Island

Motorcycle accidents are all too common on Long Island. In fact, there are more motorcycle accidents on Long Island – and Suffolk County in particular – than anywhere else in the entire state of New York.

Why are accidents so common in Nassau County and surrounding areas? Leading causes of injury-causing and fatal motorcycle accidents on Long Island include:

  • Motorists making unsafe left turns in front of motorcyclists
  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Lane splitting
  • Inexperienced operators
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Traffic congestion
  • Defective vehicles and equipment, and
  • Hazardous road conditions.

If you’ve been injured in an accident it’s important for you to understand your legal rights and options. Contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to set up a time to discuss your case with our personal injury attorneys today.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

New York state has mandatory helmet laws. If you ride a motorcycle, you’re legally required to wear a helmet. Why? Accidents happen. Wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the risk of a traumatic brain injury or death.

However, even if you’re wearing a helmet, you’re still vulnerable to other severe, even life-changing injuries. This can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Bruising, sprains, strains, and other soft tissue damage
  • Crushing injury
  • Burns
  • Chest injury
  • Eye injury
  • Degloving
  • Lost limbs
  • Concussion
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis, and
  • Catastrophic injury.

It’s important to seek medical attention as soon as you can after a motorcycle accident. Once you’ve done that, do not hesitate to reach out to our Long Island law firm to discuss your case. Can’t make it into our law office? That’s okay. We’d be more than happy to schedule a time to visit you at home, work, or the hospital. Just give us a call to learn more.

Damages Available to Injured Long Island Motorcyclists

When you get hurt and someone else is responsible, you can file an injury claim or lawsuit to demand monetary damages. The money you secure can make a huge difference as you fight to get back on your feet. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll aggressively pursue those damages on your behalf. We’ll seek money for:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement, and more.

It can be really tough to know what your case is worth, especially if you’re struggling with PTSD or depression after a crash. The legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. has spent more than 40 years building relationships with leading accident and injury experts in and around New York City. We can rely on them as we investigate and build your case. They can help us understand how your injuries affect your life and, ultimately, what your claim is worth.

Armed with expert-backed evidence and testimony, we’ll be prepared to go toe-to-toe with insurers and demand the money you deserve.

Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Cases on Long Island

We know that it can take time to recover from a serious motorcycle accident. However, you can’t wait too long to assert your right to recover compensation. Generally speaking, you’ll have three years from the date of your motorcycle accident to file a civil personal injury claim for damages. You risk losing the right to get the money you need and deserve if you don’t file your claim on time.

You may have more or less time to act, depending the specific circumstances of your case. The best thing you can do is contact the experienced motorcycle crash lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help as soon as you can after you get hurt. Our legal team can get to work on your case right away.

Need Help?

Motorcycle accidents can be traumatic for everyone involved. As a rider, you have very little to offer protection from severe and life-threatening injuries. If you got into an accident because someone else was careless, you may have the right to seek compensation. The Long Island personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are here to help you fight to secure maximum compensation.

Contact our Long Island law office to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment. We’ll review your side of the story, explain your rights, and do our best to answer the questions that you have. The sooner you reach out to us for help, the sooner we can get to work on your case.