Motorcyclists have a right to be on the road. It is the motorist’s duty to look out for them and to grant them right of way in accordance with New York traffic law. Yet negligent and reckless motorists cause most multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents. And many motorcyclists hear the insulting excuse: “He came out of nowhere.”
The Brooklyn motorcycle accident attorneys of Zlotolow & Associates are committed to fighting for the rights of motorcyclists who are facing excuses, blame, and worse after being injured in a crash that wasn’t their fault. For more than two decades, we have been holding negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable for the full extent of our clients’ injuries and losses after an accident.
Don’t fight negligent drivers and their insurance companies on your own. Let our dedicated team take care of all aspects of your personal injury claim, so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident claim. We don’t charge you unless and until we recover compensation in your case. Put our attorneys’ skills and experience to work for you and your financial future today.
We Demand Full Compensation After Brooklyn Motorcycle Accidents
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Brooklyn are prepared to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies to fight for your best interests. Our team will investigate your accident to determine how and why you were injured. Then we will identify all parties responsible for your crash and the insurance policies they hold.
With solid evidence of what has happened to you, including a calculation of the total costs and losses you have faced, we will build a case to push for full and fair compensation. This could include payment for:
- Medical expenses, including emergency room care, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitative therapy, and any long-term health care needs
- Lost income, including future losses if your injuries prevent you from returning to the work you did before the crash
- Property damage to your motorcycle
- Your pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses in cases of fatal motorcycle accidents
In cases that involve debilitating injuries and/or disfigurement, we ask life care planning consultants to examine our clients’ medical records and case files. Life care plans detail current and future health care requirements (and costs) for individuals with catastrophic injuries or chronic illnesses. In addition to ongoing medical care needs, a life care plan may address the need for delayed surgical procedures, assistive devices such as wheelchairs, home renovations, in-home nursing care or assistance, and more.
We also consult with financial experts to project income losses due to a client’s disability. This includes accounting for current wages or salary, the value of current and future benefits, anticipated raises, promotions, and/or other career advancement that would have been realized had the injury never happened.
Our objective is to obtain the compensation you need to make you and your family financially whole after a crash. You should not face debt from a motorcycle wreck that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Schedule a free consultation now to discuss how our Brooklyn motorcycle accident attorneys can make a difference in your case.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in New York
A recent New York City motorcycle safety study found that crashes that result in injury to the motorcyclist are likely to involve another vehicle, not just the rider. And a majority of fatal motorcycle accidents occur on city streets, rather than highways. Some of the common causes of motorcycle wrecks include:
- Distracted driving
- Not paying attention during left-hand turns
- Right-of-way violations
- Dangerous road conditions
- Dangerous or defective motorcycle parts
- Opening doors of parked vehicles into the path of motorcyclists
No matter what caused your accident, if you believe someone else was to blame, you need to speak with a knowledgeable Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyer about your rights. At Zlotolow & Associates, we are here to walk you through the legal process and answer any questions you may have after a crash. Schedule a free consultation now to get started on your claim.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
It is well understood that in an accident, motorcyclists are not protected by the body of their vehicle like motorists are. In a collision with a car or truck, a motorcycle rider is far more likely to suffer fatal, disabling, or disfiguring injuries than the motorist is.
Motorcycle accident statistics and our own investigations show a prevalence of such injuries as:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back and spinal cord injuries (SCI), including paralysis
- Broken bones (fractures), particularly of legs, arms, and pelvis
- Facial fractures and lacerations (cuts), often causing disfigurement
- Chest and abdominal injuries with vital organ damage
- Loss of limbs, hands, fingers, feet, or toes in traumatic (accidental) or surgical amputation
These types of injuries are not only potentially life-altering but costly as well. In addition to the expense of initial treatment, accident victims face costs for follow-up care, rehabilitative therapy, medicine, and additional ancillary procedures that may be required to treat these injuries.
Contact A Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been badly injured in a motorcycle wreck that a motorist or someone else caused, you have a right to demand compensation for your losses. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Brooklyn today to protect your rights.
Our skilled legal team is dedicated to aggressively pursuing maximum financial recovery for our clients after motorcycle accidents. Call or fill out our online form to learn how our team can help you protect your financial future after a crash.