NYC Motorcycle Accident Attorney
After a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact the skilled New York motorcycle accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. With more than 200 years of combined experience and $1 Billion recovered, we know what it takes to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Give us a call to set up a time to discuss your case in detail. Your first consultation is free, so reach out to us to schedule yours today.
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How Will Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. Help Me After a Motorcycle Accident in NYC?
When you get into a motorcycle accident in New York City, the days, weeks, and months that follow can be overwhelming. You might be dealing with excruciatingly painful injuries and find that you’re facing a financial crisis because you’re unable to work. Fortunately, you might be entitled to compensation if someone else caused your injuries. However, at-fault parties and insurers won’t just hand you a check. You’ll have to put up a fight and demand the money you deserve.
That’s where the experienced personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help. We’ve represented injured riders in NYC for more than 40 years. We appreciate the pain you’re experiencing and how important a financial recovery might be. So, when you call us for help, we’ll go above and beyond to secure a meaningful award on your behalf.
- Investigate your motorcycle accident
- Determine causation
- Identify all liable parties
- Consult with experts to fully appreciate what your case is likely worth
- Go toe-to-toe with insurance companies and fight to leverage a fair settlement on your behalf, and
- Take your case to court if you’re not satisfied with the settlement offers you receive.
Our goal is simple – to secure maximum compensation on your behalf. We’ll handle the ins and outs of your injury claim so that you can focus on getting better. Just give us a call today to learn more.
NYC Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents aren’t all that uncommon in New York City. According to NYPD crash data, there were 142 motorcycle accidents in NYC in November 2019, the last month for which data was available. That breaks down to about 4 or 5 accidents every single day in the Big Apple.
These accidents are spread out throughout the city’s five boroughs. Manhattan accounted for the most motorcycle crashes with 41. Brooklyn and Queens weren’t far behind with 37 and 34, respectively. There were 22 in the Bronx and 8 on Staten Island.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in NYC?
When there are 4 or 5 motorcycle accidents a day in New York City, you might begin to wonder why they’re happening so frequently. The answer is that there are a lot of different factors that contribute to and cause these collisions. Some of the most commonly reported causes of motorcycle accidents in NYC include:
- Distracted driving
- Tailgating/failing to leave a safe distance between vehicles
- Illegal lane changes
- Unsafe or illegal turns
- Failing to use a turning signal
- Drunk driving
- Speeding and aggressive driving behaviors
- Failing to stop at a red light or intersection
- Defective motorcycles, cars, or vehicle parts
- Hazardous road conditions, including potholes and uneven road surfaces, and more.
Many accidents happen for one or more of these reasons. Because of that, it’s important to consult an attorney with experience handling motorcycle accident cases. Determining causation is the first step in identifying liability.
Who’s Liable For My Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Once the cause of your motorcycle accident has been determined, you’ll be able to better understand who’s at fault. In New York, you can potentially recover compensation from anyone who contributed to your motorcycle accident and resulting injuries. That might include:
- Drivers of motor vehicles
- Other motorcyclists
- Bus drivers
- Truck drivers
- Employers of at-fault parties
- Government agencies
- Product manufacturers
- Property owners, and more.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll work tirelessly to make sure that we’re able to determine who is responsible for your injuries. Once we find out, we’ll aggressively pursue compensation from each and every person who caused you to get hurt. Our comprehensive approach is designed to help you recover maximum compensation.
What If I’m Blamed For My New York City Motorcycle Crash?
New York has pure comparative negligence rules. Simply put, this means that sharing responsibility for your motorcycle accident or resulting injuries won’t automatically disqualify you from recovering compensation. Someone else just has to share some of the blame.
If you are allocated fault, your damages will reflect that. The amount of money you’ll be able to recover will be capped, based on your degree of fault. If you’re 25 percent to blame, your damages will be capped at 75 percent.
For example, let’s say that you weren’t wearing a motorcycle helmet that complies with New York law at the time of your accident. As a result, your injuries are a bit more severe than they likely would have been if you’d been wearing an approved helmet. So, you’re allocated 25 percent fault for your injuries. If you sustained $20,000 in damages, you’ll be able to recover a maximum of $15,000.
The less fault allocated to you, the more money you can potentially secure from other at-fault parties. So, it’s critical to have an experienced NYC motorcycle accident lawyer handle your case. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we know the lengths to which other parties and insurers will go to limit your recovery or deny you the money you deserve. We also know how to protect you and minimize your alleged role in the crash. Give us a call today to protect yourself and your rights.
We Handle All NYC Motorcycle Accident Cases
Any injury stemming from a car accident involving a motorcycle can change your life. Our NYC personal injury attorneys understand this. That’s why we’re prepared to help you fight to get money for all of your motorcycle accident injuries, big or small, including:
- Back injury
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Lost limbs
- Neck injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
Don’t let the fact that your injury prevents you from traveling stand between you and the help you deserve. Give our NYC law firm a call and we can arrange a time to have our team visit you. Home, work, and hospital visits are available.
Damages Available to Injured Riders After a Motorcycle Accident in NYC
Following a motorcycle accident in New York City, NY, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering. Our skilled legal team will seek all available damages, which might include money for:
- Property damage
- Present and future medical expenses
- Present and future lost income
- Temporary and/or permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Disfigurement and scarring, and more.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ve worked hard to build strong relationships with some of the most reputable experts in the tri-state area. As we build your case, we can turn to them to help us understand the more complicated aspects and details. The insight they provide can be critical as we develop arguments and assess the value of your claim.
Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits in NYC
Do not let much time go by without asserting your rights to recover compensation. You’ll only have a short period of time to do so under New York State law. Specifically, the statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits is three years from the date of your motorcycle accident. While there might be instances that change this, you’ll lose the right to recover anything if you wait too long.
Call Our NYC Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
If you got hurt in a motorcycle accident in New York City, you might have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and suffering. You’ll need help if you want to maximize your financial recovery. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our skilled attorneys have more than 200 years of combined experience. We’ve recovered settlements and verdicts totaling more than $1 Billion. Let our experience and track record of success go to work for you. Give our award-winning NYC motorcycle accident lawyers a call and set up your free consultation today.