Elmont Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a motorcycle should not be considered risky. Unfortunately, it is—simply because a majority of car and truck drivers refuse to pay attention to the road. Distracted driving is at an all time high due to cell phone use, while aggressive driving and speeding are also on the rise. While our car-centric culture often places blame with motorcyclists for riding recklessly, the truth is that most serious two-party motorcycle collisions are caused by car and truck drivers. If you were injured in a motorcycle wreck, an attorney can help you get the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet. Here at Giuffre Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Elmont motorcycle accident lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure that the at-fault party is held fully accountable.
Most Common Motorcycle Collision Injuries
According to the National Safety Council, around 84,000 motorcyclists are seriously or critically injured across the United States annually. Injury and fatality numbers have been steadily rising within the last few years as more drivers operate their cars and trucks distracted by their phones. Speed limit increases, increasingly congested roads, and lack of law enforcement cracking down on speeding and aggressive driving are all potentially driving up motorcycle crashes as well.
We Will Hold the At-Fault Party Accountable
Law enforcement, judges, insurance companies, and even some attorneys automatically assume that the motorcyclist is at fault. When you file a personal injury claim as a motorcyclist, you may end up having to fight against a biased system. Here at Giuffre Law Offices, P.C., we look at the facts in order to figure out how the crash occurred, and will ensure that all other parties are forced to confront the truth, not the story they created in their heads before they had all of the details surrounding the collision.
How Motorcycle Crashes Happen
Most motorcycle collisions occur because one or more parties are distracted, speeding, intoxicated, or intentionally flouting the rules of the road due to aggression or impatience. New York State’s DOT reports the following causes of motorcycle crashes when multiple parties are involved:
- Overtaking—14 percent of all motorcycle injury crashes are caused by an overtaking situation;
- Rear-End—12 percent of all motorcycle injury crashes are rear-enders;
- Right-Angle—11 percent of all motorcycle injury crashes are T-bone or right angle crashes, which usually happen in intersections; and
- Left-Turns—10 percent of all motorcycle injury crashes happen when a vehicle makes a left turn into a motorcycle, or when a motorcyclist is making a left turn and another vehicle fails to yield right of way.
Contact Our Experienced Elmont Motorcycle Collision Lawyers Today for Help
As a victim of a motorcycle collision, you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and much more. We can help you receive this compensation by investigating your case, filing a claim, and holding the other party’s insurer accountable. Call our Elmont motorcycle collision lawyers at Giuffre Law Offices, P.C. today at 516-802-9912 to schedule a free consultation.