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New York City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you ride a motorcycle, you likely already understand the importance of exercising caution on the road. Motorcycles do not offer the same degree of protection as cars, trucks, or other motor vehicles. If you are involved in an accident on a motorcycle, your chances of being seriously injured are greater than they might otherwise be.

It is always crucial to emphasize safety when riding a motorcycle. However, it is particularly important in a busy environment like New York City. The dense traffic conditions in New York put motorcyclists at a relatively high risk of being harmed in accidents.

Like most other auto accidents, motorcycle collisions often occur due to someone else’s negligence. If you are ever injured in a New York City motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Review your case with one of our New York City motorcycle accident attorneys at Shulman & Hill to learn more about your options.

Important Information About New York City Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than other vehicles. When compared to drivers or occupants of other vehicles, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to lose their lives if they are involved in an accident. Those who survive motorcycle accidents may be left with significant injuries.

Motorcyclists may also face a greater risk of injury in New York City than they do in other parts of the state or country. The New York City Motorcycle Safety Study revealed that the city’s fatal motorcycle crash rate is nearly double the rate of fatal motorcycle crashes in areas of New York State outside of the city. When there is more traffic, there is usually a greater chance of being involved in an accident.

Causes of New York City Motorcycle Accidents

The potential causes of a motorcycle accident in New York City are numerous. They include the following:

  • Distracted driving. Texting, talking on the phone, or even eating while driving may take your eyes off the road.
  • Another driver speeding or otherwise not obeying the rules of the road
  • Another driver operating a vehicle while intoxicated or sleep-deprived
  • A driver that failed to notice a motorcyclist. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles. As a result, sometimes drivers fail to see them.
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Vehicle defects

While this list is only a brief overview of a few potential causes of a New York City motorcycle accident, it highlights one of the many reasons it can be beneficial to contact a personal injury law firm in New York City.

It is not always clear who the negligent party may be when a motorcycle accident occurs. While it is often the case that another driver’s negligence causes an accident, some cases can be far more complicated.

If the cause of an accident was a hazardous road condition, the negligent party might be a government agency that failed to maintain the road properly. A personal injury lawyer in New York City will have the resources and experience necessary to thoroughly investigate your accident. They can help identify any and all negligence to determine who may be responsible for compensating you.

Potential Injuries Sustained in a New York City Motorcycle Accident

Numerous factors can contribute to the severity of your injuries if you are involved in a New York City motorcycle accident. However, some of the most common injuries include:

  • Road rash: Motorcyclists’ skin often comes into contact with the road during accidents. This can cause painful road rash.
  • Head trauma: It is critical that motorcyclists always wear helmets when riding. However, wearing a helmet does not 100 percent guarantee you will avoid head trauma. Unfortunately, head trauma is a very real consequence of motorcycle accidents and can result in various long-term struggles like impaired memory, diminished cognitive skills, and more.
  • Spinal cord injuries: A spinal cord injury can permanently impact a motorcycle accident victim’s quality of life. In severe circumstances, spinal cord injuries can potentially leave a motorcycle accident victim paralyzed.

As one might expect, there are a number of injuries you may sustain in a New York City motorcycle accident that could require medical treatment. If this accident occurred as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be able to hold them financially accountable for your medical bills and other damages.

New York City motorcycle accident injuries can also prevent you (whether temporarily or permanently) from being able to work. If you cannot work, you may not be able to collect a paycheck. This can be yet another frustrating addition to an increasingly difficult financial situation.

Why Work With a Motorcycle Accident Law Firm in New York City?

New York State law allows motorcyclists to seek compensation from other parties if their negligence caused the victim to be injured. Doing so typically involves filing a lawsuit against the negligent party.

However, filing a lawsuit does not automatically result in compensation. You will need to present evidence proving that the other party’s negligence caused your accident. You will also likely need to negotiate with the insurers to receive a fair settlement offer. Unfortunately, insurance companies may attempt to diminish the value of your claim or deny it altogether.

These are merely a few tasks our attorneys can assist you with. Whether you need someone to handle negotiations with insurance adjusters or go to trial on your behalf, our team of talented attorneys can fight on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Trying to find the right personal injury law firm in New York City can be an overwhelming experience. While some New York City motorcycle accident lawyers may claim they can offer the effective representation you need, not all of them can actually deliver.

At Shulman & Hill, our lawyers have a tremendous track record of success. To learn more about how we can help, schedule a free consultation online or call us at 212.221.1000.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation


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