Freedom is an ideal Americans hold dear, and no vehicle embodies it more clearly than the motorcycle.
America’s love affair with the motorcycle began with the Indian Motorcycle Company in the early 1900s, continued through both World Wars, and still carries on to this day.
However, one portion of American business seems not to share this affection, and that is the insurance industry.
Insurance companies routinely stand in the way of injured motorcyclists, in many cases, preventing them from obtaining the compensation they need to move on after an accident.
This is not a view shared by the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima. We believe that your injuries have nothing to do with what vehicle you’re driving.
We represent people, not vehicles.
For more than 25 years, our New York motorcycle lawyer has represented motorcycle riders and passengers with the same dedication and commitment we provide to all our clients, as it should be.
Recovering Financial Compensation after a Long Island Motorcycle Accident
In New York, motorcycle accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.
Compensation available through a personal injury lawsuit includes economic damages, such as medical bills, lost earnings, and the cost of future medical treatment, as well as non-economic damages, including any pain and suffering and emotional trauma you suffered as a result of the collision.
However, before you can recover financial damages, you must establish that the other driver was legally negligent.
Some of the most common types of driver negligence that lead to motorcycle accidents include the following.
Drivers of cars and trucks often have a harder time spotting motorcyclists, especially when they are not paying close enough attention to the road.
If a driver is distracted because they are using their cell phone, talking to a passenger, daydreaming, or fumbling around with their GPS, they may be legally responsible for your injuries.
Drunk and drugged driving has been a problem for decades, despite the efforts of countless non-profits as well as the state and federal governments.
Motorcyclists are not necessarily at a greater risk of getting hit by a drunk driver, however, the consequences of a DUI accident are often much more severe.
For whatever reason, many drivers seem to have a bone to pick with motorcyclists.
Thus, it is not uncommon for a driver who feels they got cut off or wronged in some other way to put a motorcyclist in danger intentionally.
For example, a driver might cut off a rider, change lanes without signaling, or even try to run them off the road.
This conduct goes beyond mere negligence, and drivers who engage in this dangerous behavior must be held accountable.
Working with an experienced Long Island motorcycle accident attorney will not only ensure that your claim receives the attention it deserves, but it will also make the process much easier for you to focus on your recovery.
The information provided on this page speaks in general terms. Of course, there are often exceptions that apply in certain situations.
For a complete list of all exceptions, please consult the Consolidated Laws of New York.
We are also happy to answer any questions you have about your injuries or your ability to pursue a claim against the responsible party.
Contact a Long Island Motorcycle Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima for a No Obligation Case Review Today
If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, reach out to an experienced lawyer to discuss your rights.
At the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, our motorcycle accident lawyer proudly represents accident victims in all types of motorcycle accident lawsuits.
Ted Naima has more than 25 years of litigation experience representing accident victims.
He knows what it takes to successfully bring a claim on behalf of an injured motorcyclist and how to maximize the compensation they receive.
To learn more, call the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima directly at (516) 447-3357 for your free-no obligation consultation and confidential case evaluation.