Rochester Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Dedicated Advocacy for Motorcycle Accident Victims
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.
Injured motorcycle riders may be eligible to receive compensation for:
Medical bills and expenses for treatment
Lost earnings and earning capacity
Pain and suffering
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.
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.
Multivehicle 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?
Like many 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 King Law 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.