Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Serious Accident Injuries?
A motorcycle accident in New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queen, Westchester, the Bronx, or anywhere for that matter can result in serious or even fatal injuries. While they are certainly fun to ride for a leisurely outing or even as a form of daily transportation, the fact is motorcycles are significantly more dangerous than passenger cars due to the fact they lack the protection afforded by regular vehicles. In addition, those who ride motorcycles are less visible to other motorists, which often results in an unfortunate accident. Whether you have been involved in a fatal motorcycle accident or sustained injuries, it is vital to consult with a New York motorcycle accident attorney immediately. We urge you to contact The Law Office of Jay D. Jacobson PLLC now for exceptional legal guidance and support.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Below are some very sobering motorcycle accident statistics gathered by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration):
- Of all accidents on U.S. roadways, 11 percent involve motorcycles
- Not wearing a helmet puts a motorcyclist at a 40 percent greater risk of dying of a head injury than those who do wear helmets
- Motorcyclists are at a far greater risk of being involved in a deadly accident than passenger cars – in fact, 35 times more likely
- In 2005, the passenger vehicle fatality rate was 14 per 100,000 registrations; during that same year, 73 per 100,000 registered motorcycles were involved in fatal accidents
- The leading cause of death among those involved in motorcycle accidents is head injury
- In 2006, more than 4,800 motorcyclists were killed in accidents; during the same year, 88,000 bikers sustained injuries in highway accidents alone
Additionally, according to a 2009 report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data indicated that of the deaths that occurred among motorcyclists, more than half involved at least one other vehicle.
Being involved in a motorcycle accident in Long Island is not unusual, considering our state ranks sixth in the U.S. in the number of licensed motorcyclists. It is important to note that these types of accidents may be the fault of the other motorist, or the individual driving the motorcycle. Speeding or driving under the influence often result in accidents that may be attributed to motorcyclists themselves, however other motorists often drive while under the influence or distracted, or simply do not pay close attention when a motorcycle is in their vicinity. An accident can be tragic for everyone involved.
Motorcycle accident victims often sustain serious or fatal head injuries, although other types of injury may occur as well. Head injuries are particularly prominent among bikers who do not wear helmets, however even those who do have little protection when an accident results in the head striking the pavement. While New York has helmet laws requiring those who ride motorcycles to wear approved helmets, some still fair to do so.
Why Consult with a New York Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
If you were operating a motorcycle and involved in an accident caused by another motorist, you may be entitled to compensation. A serious accident often results in costs that go far beyond those for medical expenses. Your motorcycle may be damaged or totaled, you may be unable to work for the short- or long-term because of the injuries you have suffered, you may even be permanently disabled. Lost wages, future income, property damage, medical costs – all of this can add up to a substantial amount of money, leaving victims facing financial disaster. It is imperative to work with a lawyer who will thoroughly prepare, investigate, and fight aggressively to collect the damages you deserve.
Contact The Law Office of Jay D. Jacobson PLLC Now
Of course the first thing you should do following a motorcycle accident is to seek medical treatment, even if you do not believe your injuries are serious. Notify your insurance company, report the accident to authorities, and do not discuss the accident with other drivers involved or the police as you do not want to incriminate yourself regardless of whether you were partially at fault. Contact New York motorcycle accident lawyer Jay D. Jacobson immediately, and put your case in capable hands. To arrange a free initial consultation in our office, the hospital or your home, contact us now at 1-(631)-465-9414. Se habla español.
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