New York Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
While drivers and passengers in a car are shielded by the sturdy frame of the vehicle surrounding them, a seat belt, and an airbag, motorcyclists are merely protected by protective clothing and a motorcycle helmet. This lack of protection greatly enhances the chance for a serious injury or fatality in a motorcycle crash.
At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our attorneys pursue full compensation for clients who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in New York City.
Contact our New York motorcycle accident lawyer for experienced representation in any of the five boroughs of NYC including Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
Causes of New York Motorcycle Accidents
Nearly 6,000 motorcycle crashes occurred in New York during 2012, killing 173 people and seriously injuring 5,820. Largely, motorcycle accidents are caused by other negligent or inattentive drivers on the road. Through meticulous investigation, we discover various forms of negligence. Motorcycle accidents often happen because:
- A driver cuts off a motorcycle when changing lanes
- A driver follows the motorcycle too closely
- A driver fails to observe proper lane distance
- Defective tires cause a tire blowout
- A driver runs a red light or stop sign
Product defects and negligent driving can cause spinouts or rear end collisions, or can force a motorcyclist off the road. At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, we are skilled at helping motorcycle accident victims who have suffered serious injuries, such as brain and spinal cord injuries. We also guide families through wrongful death following a fatal motorcycle crash.
Our NY City bike injury attorneys handle personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving motorcycle accidents and other recreational vehicle accidents such as moped accidents, ATV crashes, scooter accidents, and more.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident or other auto accident, it is critical to have an experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyer advocating for your rights. We work diligently to maximize your financial recovery. We offer FREE case evaluations, so contact us today to discuss your case with our skilled NYC bike/motorcycle accident attorneys. Call us at 212-257-3731 or toll free at 866-502-9091.
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Our experienced NYC attorneys assist clients who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95), New York State Thruway (I-87), Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE, I-278), Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495), New England Thruway (I-95), Staten Island Expressway (I-278), and other major highways or roadways.
The discussion on this page is generic and may not be specific to NY law and, in fact NY law may be materially different.