Common causes of motorcycle accidents
Jacoby & Meyers LLP NY team of investigators found that the leading causes of scooter/motorcycle accidents were:
- Distracted driving
- The driver of the other vehicle violates the motorcycle right-of-way
- The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, the lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY can help you navigate the road to recovery. We understand that getting back on your feet – both financially and medically – after an accident can be difficult and overwhelming. There are so many things to deal with from medical visits and expenses to repairing or replacing your motorcycle and countless calls with your insurance company. Our experienced legal team has helped countless victims of motorcycle accidents in the New York City area. We know how to deal with insurers and what steps to take to protect your legal rights and recover the compensation that you deserve. When you retain our firm, you receive the vast resources, expertise, and the personal attention your case needs.
Comprehensive Analysis of Your Motorcycle Accident
The consequences of a motorcycle accident are much graver than those of accidents involving only cars. The injuries sustained from a speeding driver who loses control or a driver who fails to provide sufficient space and rear ends the motorcycle in front of him can be devastating. Jacoby & Meyers has extensive experience representing such victims and helping them navigate the no-fault statutes. We work diligently to prove why and how the accident occurred, exposing negligence on the other party to secure compensation for physical and financial injuries. Our accident investigation division visits the site of the incident, interviews witnesses, and garners testimony in preparation for your case. This extensive fact gathering is crucial to a successful motorcycle accident claim.
Injuries commonly caused by motorcycle accidents:
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Fractured hips
- Loss of limbs
- Road rash
- Brain Damage
Motorcycle Safety Tips
There are over 4 million motorcycles registered in the U.S. Approximately 80% of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death, according to the motorcycle safety guide by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Motorcycle fatalities represent 5% of all highway fatalities each year. The cause of many motorcycle crashes can be attributed to lack of basic riding skills, failure to use special precautions while riding, failure to follow speed limits, and more.
Information needed after a motorcycle accident
- Obtain the name, address phone numbers, license number and insurance information from the other passengers, motorists or pedestrians involved.
- Write down the make, model, and license plate numbers of all vehicles involved.
- Gather the contact information (name, address, telephone number, email address) of all witnesses.
No Legal Fees Unless There is a Successful Settlement or Verdict
We are committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need. Our personal injury clients pay no attorneys fees until and unless we successfully settle your case or win a verdict in your favor.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a motorcycle accident, contact our attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP today to schedule a free consultation.
Motorcycle accident FAQ:
What information do I need to gather after a motorcycle accident?
Obtain name, address phone numbers, license number and insurance information from the other passenger, motorist or pedestrian involved.
Write down the make, model, and license plate numbers of all vehicles involved.
Gather the contact information (name, address, telephone number, email address) of all witnesses.
Keep notes concerning your surroundings. Be mindful of the location of the accident, speed, time, lighting, weather, direction of travel of all the vehicles involved.
Take pictures of your injuries and damage to your motorcycle.
Should I hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to handle my case?
Yes, you should hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your case. A lawyer can help you to determine if you have a legal claim. An attorney will also help you analyze all the aspects of compliance with traffic laws, motor vehicle regulations, medical treatment issues, and other liability issues.
What should I do if I am involved in an accident on my motorcycle?
Check yourself for injuries.
Call 911 immediately.
Write down everything you can remember about the accident.
Do not sign any documents without first consulting an attorney.
Call your Insurance Company.
Keep copies of any medical records or bills, and make records of any related expenses.
Take contact information from eye witnesses.