New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
Motorcycle Accidents and Personal Injury Claims
According to federal government estimates, the number of motorcycle deaths in 2013 per mile traveled was 26 times more than the number of deaths caused by car accidents. Due to the risk of serious head injury in motorcycle accidents, the use of helmets is important.
They are about 37% effective in preventing death and about 76% effective in preventing injuries of the brain. According to the US Department of Transport, there were 4,612 motorcycle-related deaths in 2011. According to NHTSA, this is a 2% increase over 2010. Each year thousands succumb to motorcycle accidents.
Personal Injury Claims for Motorcycle Accidents
There are many issues that motorcycle accident victims must be aware of when seeking injury compensation. Causes, determining fault and liability for injuries or damages, filing compensation claims, dealing with insurance companies and when to hire a personal injury lawyer are all important issues you need to consider when you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
Motorist error: In many cases, motorists do not detect motorcyclists riding close to their vehicles. They either do not see the rider or when they do, avoiding a collision is impossible. Some motorist errors are:
- Distraction (loud music, texting, cell phones, etc.)
- Reflex delay
- Driver inexperience
- Road rage
Violations of motor traffic laws: Most motorcycle accidents are caused by traffic violations. These include:
- Failing to yield right of way
- Illegal lane changes
- Failing to heed traffic signal
There are many different types of injuries you can sustain when you are involved in a motorcycle accident. These include:
Hard injuries such as:
- Second- and third-degree burns from the motorcycle exhaust, engine, and so on
- Brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, and other organ damage
- Broken bones
Soft tissue injuries including:
- Lacerations, abrasions, contusions, and so on
- Torn or sprained ligaments, muscles, and tendons
Why Hire a Lawyer
A motorcyclist can receive serious injury or even die even when following all traffic rules and regulations due to other negligent drivers. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. This is why you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. When you have sharp and fantastic legal representation, you get many benefits including:
- Counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney
- Skill and experience
- Assistance through every step of the legal process
- Compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.
The most Dedicated Law Firm in NYC
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you should contact one of the astute and remarkable personal injury attorneys at RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.
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