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New York City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Were You in a Motorcycle Accident in New York City and Need Help?

Look no further than Goldberg & Loren, New York City’s leading motorcyclist lawyers. We have years of experience proving that motorcyclists are more vulnerable to vehicle accidents due to the lack of protection they have while riding.

We take pride in protecting the rights of motorcycle riders when faced with expensive medical bills, lost wages due to inability to work, or insurance companies denying your claim.

You can rest assured knowing that Goldberg & Loren will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve after suffering an injury due to a motorcycle accident.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today for your free consultation.

Were you in a motorcycle accident in New York City and need help?

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are many different factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents, including:

In 2021, a speeding driver struck a motorcyclist who passed away from his injuries.  The at-fault driver suffered critical injuries in a Brooklyn crash. [2]

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents​

Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a severe injury and is a potentially life-changing one. When a biker is involved in a crash, their head may strike the road causing damage to the brain. These injuries can range from mild concussions to severe, permanent disabilities.

Symptoms of TBI from a motorcycle accident can vary widely and may include:

Traumatic Brain Injury

In more severe cases, TBI can cause permanent disabilities that affect a person’s ability to work, care for themselves, or maintain relationships.

In many cases, treatment for TBI from a motorcycle accident may involve physical therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and other forms of medical care. 

Motorcyclists wear helmets to protect themselves from potential head injuries, although TBI’s or related fatalities may occur in spite of them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that, from 2002 to 2017, more than 25,000 lives have been saved by wearing motorcycle helmets.

More recent estimates are not available. Motorcycle helmets are estimated to be 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle operators and 41% effective for motorcycle passengers. [1]

According to the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), use of Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant helmets by all motorcyclists (riders and passengers) was 64.9% in 2021. Although helmet use has increased by 12.5% since 2002, using them has decreased 8.6% since 2018. Latest estimates show that helmet use has decreased from 69% in 2020 to 64.9% in 2021. [1] 

Broken Bones

Some of the most common broken bones that occur in motorcycle accidents include:

Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment for broken bones can range from simple cast or splint placement to surgery or long-term rehabilitation.

In some cases, the accident victim may be unable to work or perform daily activities while they recover, leading to lost wages and other financial setbacks.

If you’ve sustained broken bones in a motorcycle accident, Goldberg & Loren is here to help you navigate the complicated legal process. Our experienced team of attorneys has a proven track record of success in handling motorcycle accident cases, and we’re committed to advocating for your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Whether you’re dealing with an insurance company or filing a lawsuit against a negligent driver, we’ll be there to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.

Road Rash

It occurs when a rider’s skin comes into contact with the road or other abrasive surfaces during a crash, causing friction and scraping off layers of skin.

Road rash injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to deep cuts and abrasions, which may require medical treatment to prevent infection and promote healing. Some of the potential complications of road rash injuries include:

Spinal Cord Injury

In motorcycle accidents, spinal cord injuries can occur when a rider’s back or neck is forced to bend, twist, or compress unnaturally during an impact. Some of the common causes of spinal cord injuries in motorcycle accidents include:

Spinal Cord Injury

The severity of spinal cord injuries can vary widely, depending on the location and extent of the damage. Some of the symptoms of a spinal cord injury from a motorcycle accident may include:

There is no cure for spinal cord injuries, and treatment often involves a long-term rehabilitation program aimed at maximizing function and independence.

This can be an expensive and time-consuming process, and many people with spinal cord injuries face significant financial and emotional challenges in the wake of a motorcycle accident.

Minor Injuries

Aside from serious and potentially life-threatening injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident in New York City, many accidents also result in minor injuries to the riders involved. These injuries can range from bruises and scrapes to small broken bones or minor head injuries.

Some of the most common minor injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include:

Minor Injuries

Even if a motorcyclist is involved in an accident and only suffers minor injuries, it is still wise to consult with an experienced lawyer. Goldberg & Loren will help you protect your rights, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Catastrophic Injuries

Motorcycle accidents are a frequent cause of catastrophic injuries in NYC. Collisions at high speeds, with other vehicles, or with fixed objects such as buildings or guardrails can cause significant harm to the riders involved. Some of the most common catastrophic injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include:

People affected by these injuries often require long-term medical care, rehabilitation, and other forms of support, which can be expensive and time-consuming. Many catastrophic injuries result in permanent disabilities, which can prevent a person from performing even basic daily activities.

Individuals may face a number of challenges in the aftermath of the accident, such as difficulty paying for medical expenses, lost wages from time taken off work, and emotional trauma.

Catastrophic injuries can affect not only the victim but also their family members, particularly if the victim is no longer able to work or provide for their loved ones. Goldberg & Loren can help the accident victim and their family members obtain compensation for financial and emotional support.

By working with Goldberg & Loren’s motorcycle accident attorneys, you can receive the support you need to move forward after a devastating accident.

Liability and Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

Identifying the Negligent Party

Identifying the negligent party in a motorcycle accident can be a complex process, but it is crucial in order to establish liability and seek compensation for injuries and other losses.

To determine who was at fault in a motorcycle accident, one should consider a few factors such as:

Liability and Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

What Is Pure Comparative Fault?

In New York, the state’s comparative negligence laws use the legal concept of “pure comparative fault.” This means that even if the motorcyclist is partly at fault for an accident, they can still recover some amount of damages for their injuries and other losses, in proportion to their level of responsibility for the accident.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in NYC, seek advice from our personal injury attorneys at Goldberg & Loren will help you understand your rights, establish liability, and pursue maximum compensation. Through a thorough investigation of the accident and effective negotiation with insurance companies or court action, your lawyer can help to establish the responsible party and hold them accountable for the damage caused.

Recovering Fair Compensation for Your Losses

You need a personal injury lawyer who understands the unique challenges of motorcycle accidents in NYC. Goldberg & Loren have years of experience and a proven track record of success in handling cases just like yours.

Don’t let the insurance companies bully you into settling for less than you deserve. You deserve financial compensation for your physical injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let Goldberg & Loren fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today for a free consultation and take the first step towards getting the justice you deserve.

Recovering Fair Compensation for Your Losses

Sources

[1] Motorcycle Helmets – Injury Facts. (n.d.). Injury Facts. https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/motor-vehicle/occupant-protection/motorcycle-helmets/

[2] Duggan, K. (2021, October 18). Speeding driver kills motorcyclist in Brooklyn crash | amNewYork. amNewYork. https://www.amny.com/new-york/brooklyn/driver-kills-motorcyclist-in-brooklyn-crash/

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