Queens Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Are you struggling with painful injuries because you were involved in a motorcycle accident in Queens, NY? Contact the Queens personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to learn about your legal rights and options. You may be entitled to compensation from negligent parties and their insurance providers. Our skilled Queens motorcycle accident lawyers will fight to help you get every dollar you deserve.
We offer a free, no-obligation case assessment, so please contact our law office to schedule yours today. Our team is always available to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year.
Why Should I Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. For Help After a Motorcycle Accident in Queens?
When you ride a motorcycle, you’re much more likely than occupants of passenger vehicles to get hurt. It can take a while to get back on your feet after a crash. While you’re recovering, it’s easy to get stressed out. Medical bills aren’t cheap and can add up quickly. If you can’t work, a loss of income can make things much more challenging. You might find yourself draining your savings account to make ends meet.
However, if someone else is at least partly responsible for your motorcycle accident, you can hold them accountable. You can file an injury claim or lawsuit and demand compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. Not that they’ll make it easy to get the money you deserve. At-fault parties and their insurers will put up a fight. Hiring the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can make a huge difference in your pursuit of a financial award.
Our skilled personal injury lawyers have more than 200 combined years of experience. We’ve successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on our clients’ behalves. If you get hurt and call us for help, you can benefit from our experience, knowledge, and success. When we represent you and handle your injury claim, we will:
- Investigate your motorcycle crash to figure out why it happened and determine who’s at fault
- Seek damages from all liable parties and/or their insurance providers
- Downplay your contributions – if any – to the accident, and
- Work closely with expert witnesses to make sure we fully appreciate the value of your case.
We’ll do everything we can to secure a meaningful settlement offer on your behalf. If insurance companies won’t budge, our award-winning trial lawyers will gladly take your case to court. We’re renowned for our ability to persuade juries and get results for our clients.
Interested in learning more? Give our Queens law firm a call to set up a time to discuss your case in more detail. As always, your initial consultation is free.
How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Queens?
Motorcycle accidents happen in Queens, New York more than you might think. According to NYPD crash data, there were 242 motorcycle accidents in New York City in October 2019. More than one-quarter of those accidents took place in Queens. That’s nearly two motorcycle accidents in the borough of Queens every single day.
Securing Compensation After a Queens Motorcycle Accident
Under New York state law, you may have a legitimate claim for damages against anyone who contributed to your motorcycle accident. This could include:
- Bus drivers
- Truck drivers
- Transit companies
- Employers of negligent parties
- Product manufacturers
- Government agencies, and more.
Because of this, it’s critical to make sure that your motorcycle crash is subject to an independent investigation. Our Queens personal injury lawyers will go over the details of your case thoroughly. We’ll consult with experts to figure out the cause(s) and establish fault. With this information in hand, we can seek compensation from all liable parties. Our comprehensive approach is designed to get you maximum compensation.
What If I’m Partially At Fault For My Queens Motorcycle Accident?
Don’t panic. New York is what’s known as a comparative fault state. Simply put, you’re not barred from getting money after an accident just because you share some of the blame. You can seek damages as long as someone else is also at fault. However, your financial recovery will be adjusted to reflect your contribution to the motor vehicle accident.
For example, let’s say you’re allocated 25 percent of the responsibility for your motorcycle crash. Your financial award will be reduced by that 25 percent. So, you’ll be able to recover – at most – 75 percent of your monetary damages.
At the same time, it’s important to understand that sharing fault can open you up to liability for damages suffered by other parties in the crash. So, if you’re 25 percent at fault, you might be on the hook for 25 percent of other parties’ damages.
What Causes Accidents Involving Motorcycles in Queens?
Motorcycle accidents aren’t all that uncommon in Queens. Why? In truth, there are a lot of different things that can cause a motorcycle crash. Factors that commonly contribute to these accidents include:
- Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors
- Motorists following too closely
- Failing to leave enough space between vehicles while passing
- Poor weather conditions
- Driving or riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving or riding while fatigued
- Time of day/darkness
- Hazardous road conditions
- Defective motorcycles and/or vehicles, and
- Ignoring traffic safety laws.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Queens, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is here to help. Give our law firm a call to discuss your case today.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we know that any injury stemming from a motorcycle crash can be devastating for you and your family. It doesn’t matter if the injury seems relatively minor. It still might impact your life in a number of ways. That’s why we’ll stand by your side throughout the entire process and help you seek compensation for all of your motorcycle accident injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Lost limbs
- Neck injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
Can’t make it into our Queens law office to speak with our skilled team? We can arrange a time to visit you at home, at work, or at the hospital. Just give our experienced Queens injury lawyers a quick call today to learn more.
Damages Available to Injured Riders in Queens
The costs of a severe motorcycle injury can easily cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. If someone else put you in this situation, you can file an injury claim or lawsuit to hold them accountable. You may be able to recover compensation for:
- Present and future medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Chronic pain
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement, and more.
Don’t let insurance companies pay you less than your case is worth. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and ask our skilled legal team for help. We can consult with accident and injury experts so that we fully undersatnd the extent and impact of your motorcycle crash injuries. This information can help us leverage a meaningful financial award on your behalf.
Statute of Limitations for Queens Motorcycle Accident Cases
We know things are tough right now. However, don’t let the opportunity to recover compensation pass you by. In New York, you’ll only have three years from the date of your motorcycle collision to file a personal injury claim for damages. If you wait too long, your claim will be barred and you’ll get nothing, at all.
Contact Our Queens Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
Have you or someone you care about gotten hurt in a car accident involving a motorcycle in Queens? Call the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate assistance. We can help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Your first call is free, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.