Many people in Westchester County and New York City enjoy riding motorcycles, and though they are exciting and enjoyable means of transportation, motorcycle accidents can be devastating, and if you’ve been hurt in one, you need a New York City & Westchester County motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. Contact The Bàez Legal Group to learn more about these accidents and what our firm can do for you.
New York City & Westchester County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | Here to Help You
Motorcycles offer less protection, are less stable, and are often more difficult to maneuver than other motor vehicles, such as cars. Because of this, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon, and if you are someone who was recently injured in a motorcycle accident, you should strongly consider speaking with a competent New York City & Westchester County auto accident lawyer who can fight for your rightful compensation.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are several common causes of motorcycle accidents. At times, motorcycle accidents are caused by unsafe road conditions, poor weather conditions, and more. In most cases, however, motorcycle accidents are caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that can lead to motorcycle accidents are as follows:
- Opening car doors before looking both ways
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to check blind spots before merging or changing lanes
- Texting while driving
- Tailing motorcyclists too closely
- Ignoring traffic lights, signs, or any other rule or regulation of the road
Recovering Compensation in Your Personal Injury Claim
If we can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another driver’s negligence, we should win your personal injury claim, for which you should receive financial compensation. This compensation deals with both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can include the cost of medical bills for surgeries, hospital overnights, in-home care, etc., as well as lost wages, among other things. Non-economic damages compensate a person for emotional trauma, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more, caused by the accident.
Do not wait for longer than three years of the date of your accident to sue, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years. Waiting longer than the three-year window will most likely result in you losing your right to sue.
Contact a New York City & Westchester County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents often have lasting impacts on those injured in them. You can depend on a New York City & Westchester County motorcycle accident lawyer here at The Bàez Legal Group to fight for your rights, every step of the way. Contact our firm to schedule your free initial consultation.