Motorcycle accidents are serious motor vehicle accidents that can severely injure or even kill the motorcyclist.  Many motorcycle accidents are the result of negligent driving by another motorist, and are not the injured motorcyclist’s fault.  If you or someone you love sustained serious injuries in a collision while riding a motorcycle, you should speak with our New York motorcycle accident attorneys as soon as possible to determine whether or not you should file a claim.

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How Negligence Can Cause Motorcycle Accidents

Negligence occurs when a driver operates their car in a careless manner, putting themselves and other drivers at risk.  Many motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers who strike the motorcycle with their car.  The majority of motorcycle accidents occur when a driver does not see the motorcycle and pulls out in front of, or into, the bike.  This can cause a t-bone accident, with the car striking the motorcycle, or it can cause the motorcyclist to dump their bike in order to avoid striking the car.  These accidents are often the result of the driver not checking to ensure the road is clear and violating the motorcyclist’s right of way.  However, motorcycles can also be involved in other accidents, including rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, and highway accidents when a car enters their lane.  All of these types of accidents can cause severe injuries.

Common Injuries Seen by New York Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries to the bike rider.  One of the common types of injuries that our New York motorcycle accident attorneys see associated with a bike crash is road rash and lacerations.  When a motorcyclist is struck by a car, they are often thrown from the bike onto the ground.  This results in scrape and laceration injuries that can affect the arms, legs, torso, and face.  These injuries often cut through clothing or protective gear, and they can cause serious infection and permanent scarring to the victim.  Motorcyclists are also at risk of suffering head injuries.  When a victim of an accident is thrown from their bike, their head may strike the ground or another vehicle.  Even though helmets help protect riders, they can still suffer concussions or traumatic brain injury as a result of the crash.

Motorcyclists are also more likely to suffer fatal injuries in an accident than occupants of a car.  In addition to fatal head wounds, motorcyclists can also suffer serious internal injuries from impact with a moving vehicle or with the ground.  When someone is killed in a motorcycle accident due to another person’s negligence, the family of the deceased victim is allowed to bring a wrongful death claim on their behalf to compensate for the loss.  The New York motorcycle accident attorneys at Duffy & Duffy can fight for your rights and those of the victim’s family.

When You Should Emgage New York Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you were injured in an accident while riding your motorcycle, you may be suffering from serious injuries that require medical treatment.  You should not have to bear the burden of paying for your medical care and your lost income from time spent healing.  Filing an auto accident claim can help you get compensation for your pain and suffering.  Please call the New York motorcycle accident attorneys at Duffy & Duffy to discuss filing a lawsuit regarding your case.

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