Motorcycle riders face serious injuries and even death when they are hit by larger passenger cars or commercial vehicles. But motorcyclists who are hurt in accidents caused by negligent drivers should not face additional mistreatment by insurance companies that refuse to pay for their medical bills, motorcycle repairs, and other losses.
At Zlotolow & Associates, our skilled motorcycle accident attorneys in the Bronx can protect your rights to compensation after a serious crash. For more than 20 years, we have successfully pursued and won full and fair compensation for motorcyclists who have been harmed in accidents that were caused by negligent motorists or defective bike parts. We manage every aspect of your claim, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Contact Zlotolow & Associates for a free legal consultation today. We accept motorcycle accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. That means we won’t charge you legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Why Do You Need an Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident?
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, it is best to contact an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Because motorcycle accidents often involve catastrophic injuries, they are typically expensive, and insurers often balk at paying victims what they truly deserve.
Our team can start to gather evidence for your claim before insurers take up the at-fault motorist’s “I never saw him” excuses and try to place blame on you. As we begin the investigation into your motorcycle accident, we can also see to the disposition of your wrecked bike, if you have not been able to. If you are not getting proper medical care, we can refer you to skilled professionals.
When you trust your case to our dedicated Bronx motorcycle accident lawyers, we will:
- Thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your crash and identify all parties responsible for your injuries
- Promptly gather evidence before it is destroyed or otherwise lost
- Help you receive proper medical treatment so you can achieve the best possible recovery
- Consult with experts to analyze your medical records and prepare reports that will support your claim for maximum compensation
- Determine all the costs and losses you have suffered related to the accident
- Aggressively negotiate with foot-dragging insurance companies to push for a timely and fair settlement
Engaging an attorney as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident is also important because of deadlines New York state’s statute of limitations imposes on personal injury claims. In general, a motorcycle accident injury lawsuit must be filed within three years of the crash. A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years. Because personal injury and wrongful death cases are typically complex and time-consuming, it is crucial that you have a skilled attorney on your side from the beginning.
What Should You Do if an Insurance Company Offers You a Motorcycle Accident Settlement?
You may have already heard from an insurance adjustor who, if he or she hasn’t denied your claim, has offered a settlement. Such early offers are based on previous payouts for accidents and injuries like yours and have little to do with what you are personally going through.
You must have a long-term medical prognosis in hand to begin to assess an insurance settlement. Even then, the insurance company is unlikely to offer all of the compensation you deserve without a fight.
It is important to not sign or agree to anything coming from an insurance company representative in the first days and weeks after a motorcycle accident. You could easily sign away your rights and not know it.
If you have received a settlement offer, our Bronx motorcycle accident attorneys can review it at no charge to you. If you have not dealt with insurers yet, we can take care of all paperwork needed to start a personal injury claim. Schedule a free consultation today to discuss how we can help.
Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident
If you were hit by a reckless driver while on a motorcycle, the lawyers at Zlotolow & Associates can help you demand the full and fair compensation you deserve, including payments for:
- Medical expenses, from emergency room care to surgery, rehab, and long-term needs in cases of disability
- Income lost up to now because of the accident and in the future if you are unable to return to work because of your injuries
- Expenses related to repairing or replacing your motorcycle
- Damages due to your physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses for family members who lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident
Our Bronx motorcycle accident lawyers pursue full compensation for losses both now and in the future, which insurance companies will not consider on their own. Life care plans for motorcycle accident clients who have been badly injured or disabled detail future care requirements and their costs. We also work with economic experts and actuaries to project income losses that should be compensated. This may include accounting for salary and wages, as well as the value of benefits, anticipated raises, promotions, and/or other career advancement that would have been realized had the injury not occurred.
You and your family should not be saddled with a lasting financial burden because of someone else’s negligence. Schedule a free consultation with our aggressive trial lawyers today to learn how we can help.
Contact Our Bronx Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
If you’ve been badly injured in a motorcycle accident, you cannot trust an insurance company to look out for your best interests. Contact our motorcycle accident attorneys in the Bronx now to discuss your case and learn how we will fight for your rights.
Call or fill out our online form to get started on your personal injury claim, and let our team look out for your financial future.