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New York Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Injured In a Motorcycle Accident? We Can Help!

Motorcycle Accident AttorneysAccording to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV), approximately 5,200 motorcycle accidents were reported in 2013. More than 160 of these accidents involved a fatality.  Motorcyclists have little protection in the event of an accident. Additionally, due to the smaller size, motorcycles are often in the blind spot of most motorists. This combination can prove catastrophic in the event of an accident.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help. We have successfully represented thousands of injured victims for over 30 years. We are aggressive, yet compassionate, in fighting for the rights of our clients when they are injured in motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of other parties.

 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the roads of New York than other motorists. The slightest impact by a larger motor vehicle can cause serious injuries and damage to a motorcyclist. While you may not be able to avoid getting into an accident, you can take certain precautions to reduce the likelihood of a crash if you know the common causes of motorcycle accidents.

Below is a list of common causes of accidents involving motorcycles:

  • Motorists’ failure to yield the right of way.
  • Car cutting off a biker riding behind it.
  • Lack of proper training by a biker.
  • Lack of proper gear, primarily a good helmet.
  • Motorcyclists trying to share a lane with another driver or riding in the shoulder.
  • Product defect.
  • Poor weather conditions.
  • Dangerous road conditions, such as potholes and manholes.

Regardless of what caused your motorcycle accident, the legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is ready to fight for your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable for the injuries you suffered. We have a long track record of helping people injured in motorcycle accidents in the New York and New Jersey areas. We have seen first hand the accident scenes and the aftermath of pain and suffering for those involved. If we take your case, we’ll fight tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the best possible outcome.

Compensation Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims

The extent of the injuries suffered by motorcycle accident victims can be very serious due to the lack of safety gear, such as seatbelts. Treating and caring for these injuries can get expensive and significantly impact the financial livelihood of the victim and their loved ones. To ensure that you can obtain the best medical treatment possible, you should hire an attorney to help you obtain the financial compensation necessary to pay your medical bills.

The NYC attorneys at our law firm we will help you obtain compensation for any expenses related to the accident, including:

  • Past and future medical and hospital bills
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and therapy bills
  • Any other out of pocket expenses you may have incurred resulting from the accident

Common Injuries Suffered by Motorcycle Accident Victims

Accidents involving any type of vehicle have the potential to cause serious injuries to the victims. However, some forms of transportation can pose a more serious risk than others. Motorcyclists are generally at a higher risk of suffering particularly serious injuries in the event of an accident. This is largely due to the fact that motorcycles do not have the large metal shell of a vehicle to protect them from the objects or vehicles they collide with. Moreover, motorcyclists are not protected by safety belts or airbags in the event of an accident.

Some of the most common injuries suffered by motorcycle accident victims include:

  • Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injury
  • Brain bleeding
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken back
  • Spinal cord injuries, such as paralysis
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Road abrasion and lacerations
  • Severe bruising
  • Facial fractions
  • Emotional trauma

These severe injuries often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitative care. Motorcycle accident victims typically require multiple surgeries that result in significant loss of income. Most victims are often unable to return to work for extensive periods of time. At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we sympathize with our injured clients and will aggressively fight to help obtain the financial compensation they are entitled to for the injuries they have suffered.

Important Motorcycle Safety Gear

You may not be able to completely avoid getting into a motorcycle accident, but you can take certain steps to reduce the likelihood of suffering catastrophic injuries in the event of an accident.

Below is a breakdown of key safety equipment that every motorcyclist should wear when riding:

  • Wearing a proper, DOT-approved helmet can seriously reduce serious head injuries suffered by motorcyclists in the event of an accident.
  • Eye protection. Eye protection is also a key safety gear that all motorcyclists should use. Special glasses will keep wind from making tears streak down your face and keep bugs out of your eyes.
  • Leather jacket and pants. In almost any motorcycle accident, the rider will make contact with the ground. Without thick, protective clothing, such as leather jackets and pants, your skin can suffer serious injuries, including road abrasion and burns.
  • During an accident, it is a basic reflex for motorcyclists to break their fall with a cat-like extension of their arms. Without proper protection, your hands, palms, knuckles and fingers can suffer considerable damage.

This is not an exhaustive list of safety gear that you can utilize to protect yourself when riding a motorcycle. However, in certain accidents, regardless of how much you have attempted to protect yourself, you will nevertheless suffer injuries. This is when you need to consult with an experienced motorcycle attorney to protect your legal rights.

You Need an Experienced New York Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident in New York or New Jersey, the attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help you obtain the full compensation that you are entitled to. We understand that being the victim of a motorcycle accident can have a devastating impact on your life. We are committed to you and your case.

Call Us Today

The most important step in handling your motorcycle accident claim is to contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, please us call at (212) 385-4410.

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