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Long Island City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

While cars are far more common on Long Island City roads, motorcycles certainly offer an appeal that other vehicles simply cannot compete with. Unfortunately, that freedom and enjoyment often come at a cost. Motorcycle accidents can cause lifelong injures that can disrupt your entire life.

At Shulman & Hill, our Long Island City motorcycle accident lawyers are well equipped to handle these types of cases. If another driver is at fault for your accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages as a result of time off from work, and more. Schedule a free legal consultation to learn more.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Long Island City

As one might expect, there are many potential causes of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles lack the protection of a metal frame that cars and trucks have, so even the smallest accidents can be catastrophic. In some cases, they may even result in death.

Possible causes may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Speeding
  • Impairment from alcohol
  • Declining vision and reaction time from aging
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Poor road conditions
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Distracted driving

If you enjoy riding a motorcycle, it is important that you are especially alert while on the road. Those driving cars may miss you since they usually sit higher up and are not used to looking down for smaller vehicles. You should always wear a helmet, protective clothing, and do your best to stay vigilant while riding.

Even if you are cautious while riding a motorcycle, you could still find yourself in an accident. Our Long Island City motorcycle accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation if this occurs. But first, it is important to determine liability.

Determining Liability in a Motorcycle Accident in the Long Island City Area

At Shulman & Hill, one of our most frequently asked questions is “who is liable for my accident?” Unfortunately, this answer is not always straightforward and can depend on a number of factors.

It may depend on who caused the accident and the exact circumstances surrounding it. In a majority of accidents where a motorcycle is involved, another car or truck driver is determined to be negligent. However, brake issues or other vehicle defects can be the cause of accidents as well. In these instances, a manufacturer may be liable.

Filing a Claim in a Long Island Motorcycle Accident Case

In cases where another party’s negligence seems likely, it would be up to you or your lawyer to prove that they were liable. There are three aspects that can prove negligence in the event of an accident:

  1. The driver of the offending vehicle owed a duty of care to operate their vehicle in a reasonably prudent manner
  2. The driver violated that duty
  3. As a result, you sustained injuries

Our lawyers at Shulman & Hill can walk you through the entire process of filing a personal injury lawsuit. Our team specializes in these types of accidents and can take care of the paperwork for you while you focus on making a full recovery. If you are unsure of where to begin, do not hesitate to reach out to us for help.

Type of Injuries From Long Island City Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are not as protected on the road when compared to those driving or riding in cars and trucks. This means that the injuries they receive are often more severe and more likely to be fatal.

Many injuries can occur to the legs and arms. “Biker’s Arm” refers to the injury when a motorcyclist tries to catch themselves when thrown from their bike. They may also receive “road rash,” which is a painful injury caused by the rider sliding across the pavement after a fall. This injury is much more severe than a bruise or scrape.

Head and neck injuries are also common. Helmets can drastically reduce the extent of some head injuries, but will not completely eliminate the chance of injury. Often after motorcycle accidents, motorcyclists require immediate medical attention. Sometimes, their injuries can cause chronic pain that can affect them for the rest of their lives.

Am I Entitled to Compensation?

Whether you are entitled to compensation or not is going to depend on numerous variables. If you are injured due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. You may want to talk with our attorneys at Shulman & Hill to conduct an investigation to determine who may be at fault.

Many of these accidents can place a significant financial burden on the motorcyclists involved. If you are able to secure compensation, it can help to reduce your stress. Our lawyers are determined to help Long Island City motorcycle accident victims pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible.

If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in the Long Island City area, there is nothing that can be done to fill the void they have left in your life. However, you may be entitled to compensation if another’s negligence caused their accident. This can help you and your family pay off any medical bills, funeral expenses, or other household bills that may have piled up as a result of the untimely death.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill

Shulman & Hill is an experienced personal injury law firm that has helped many injured New Yorkers in similar accident cases like yours. To date, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We have the skills and experience to help you and your family after your motorcycle accident.

Give us a call at (555) 555-5555 or schedule a free consultation online.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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