When Drivers Don't Pay Attention, Motorcyclists Lose

For over six decades, the Long Island motorcycle accident lawyers at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, have been protecting the rights of crash victims and their loved ones. If a motorcycle accident in New York results in injury or death, we stand ready to investigate the circumstances of the crash and determine who or what was at fault, how much property damage was caused and what your legal options may be.

Standing By Your Side Following A Motorcycle Accident

Finding the cause or causes of a motorcycle crash can be complicated. We work hand in hand with expert crash investigators who can help establish precisely what caused the accident. We also work with medical experts who can assess the extent of a victim's injuries and impairments and estimate the cost of future treatment and therapies.

Once our attorneys get involved, opposing parties frequently seek to settle the motorcycle accident lawsuit. In these circumstances, we can provide informed guidance, so that our clients understand all the pros and cons of resolving the matter without going to court. If a settlement offer is inadequate, we do not hesitate to say so. Because we receive no compensation unless you do, we are always on your side.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

When a motorcycle is involved in an accident, the driver is almost always injured – usually severely, sometimes fatally.

Accidents involving motorcycles often lead to injuries to the head, brain, neck and spinal cord, which increases risk for paralysis or death. Motorcyclists involved in accidents can incur steep medical bills, lose wages while they recover from their injuries, and suffer acute physical and emotional pain.

Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

Over half of New York motorcycle accidents involve one or more additional vehicles, and in many instances, the motorcyclist is not responsible for the accident. Even though other drivers are required to treat motorcycles with the same duty of care as other vehicles, negligent driving often occurs. This includes:

  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Speeding
  • Driver inattention or distraction
  • Following motorcyclists too closely
  • Improper passing or lane use

Motorcycle accidents can also be caused by defective or malfunctioning parts on a car, truck or motorcycle. In these cases, the motor vehicle manufacturer, dealer or even a mechanic may bear some responsibility for your injuries.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle crash in Suffolk County, Nassau County or one of the five boroughs of New York City, contact our trusted attorneys to fight for the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 800-469-7429 or contact us online.