Dedicated Advocacy for Motorcycle Accident Victims
Personalized Legal Guidance from Start to Finish
While motorcycles are a popular form of transportation here in New York,
there are also many dangers associated with motorcycle riding. Motorcycles
are much smaller than normal cars, which means they are often harder to
spot in a driver's blind spot. Motorcycles also do not offer much
protection aside from a helmet, and many motorcycle riders typically sustain
very life-threatening injuries after an accident. If you have been injured
in a motorcycle accident with a
truck, the Rochester motorcycle accident attorney at The Law Office of Robert
King is prepared to help you recover the compensation you are owed.
Injured motorcycle riders may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills and expenses for treatment
- Lost earnings and earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
The firm is always available 24/7 to serve clients and will personally guide you through the entire claims
process from beginning to end so you will never feel lost, confused, or alone.
free, no-obligation case evaluation
by calling (585) 286-5124.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents & Related Injuries
Every motorcycle accident is going to be unique but each one is likely
going to be able to fit into one of three categories.
Single-rider motorcycle accidents: Many motorcycle accidents do not involve any other vehicles, and only the
single-rider is injured. Often times the accident can be sourced to inclement
weather, dangerous road conditions, and other aspects the rider could
not control. Single-rider accident cases can be frustrating for the rider,
who needs to contend with their own insurance company for coverage.
motorcycle accidents: Negligent drivers are considerable dangerous to everyone on the street
but motorcyclists are particularly at risk of being harmed due to the
small size of their transportation. If you have been hurt by another driver
or got caught up in a traffic collision with multiple motorists, pursing
compensation can become complicated.
Defective motorcycle part accidents: What can a motorcycle rider be expected to do to prevent a motorcycle accident
if it is caused by the sudden failure of a piece of their motorcycle?
Defective motorcycle parts pose a serious threat to riders around the
world and must be met with tenacious legal advocacy, for the part manufacturer
may be a large global corporation.
Just as most motorcycle accidents can be categorized into one of the three
aforementioned types despite all being unique in circumstances, most motorcycle
accidents will also cause similar injuries. Among the most common injuries
riders endure during a crash are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord
damage, road rash, disfigurement, and broken bones. A particularly violent
crash may lead to the death of the rider, which permits surviving family
members to file a
wrongful death claim.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
If you are in a motorcycle accident, knowing what to do immediately afterwards
can spell the difference between getting the compensation you require
and wondering if your next paycheck can cover your medical bills. Educating
yourself on the proper steps to take before going out for a ride again
might be the best decision at this moment.
Get help: Call emergency responders. It is rare for a motorcycle rider to not suffer
some form of injury after a collision. Many times an injury might seem
minor but really be indicative of a worse problem that will develop later.
Get an ambulance and the police on the scene to ensure your health and
safety is secured.
Record insurance information: Pursuing compensation will be more difficult if you cannot identify the
person who caused your accident. Use your smartphone to record their insurance
information and take pictures of the scene for your claim later.
Talk to your attorney only: Insurance companies are quick to blame motorcycle accidents on no one
but the rider, based on the assumption that controlling such a vehicle
is difficult. Do not talk to anyone’s insurance company until you
have retained a personal injury lawyer who can actually do the talking
for you. Otherwise, you could inadvertently put blame and liability on yourself.
Why Have a Rochester Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Represent You?
personal injury claims, motorcycle accident claims will require that you negotiate a settlement
with the at-fault motorist's insurance company. Insurance companies
are often difficult to deal with, and will not hesitate to offer little
or no settlement in order to protect their profits. This is why it is
crucial that you have an experienced accident attorney represent you,
so they know that you mean business.
The team at The Law Office of Robert King can help you aggressively negotiate
the maximum settlement possible, and if the adjusters are unwilling to
play fair, then the firm is always ready to take your case to court. As
a former prosecutor, the firm's lead personal injury attorney has
vast experience preparing, trying, and winning cases in front of juries. He is a
veteran litigator who is known for his legal talents inside and outside of the courtroom.
You can trust that your case is in good hands when you turn to his firm.
Talk to the firm
about your injuries and learn how they can help you. Call (585) 286-5124.