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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Assisting Long Island Residents
At Duffy & Duffy, our motorcycle accident lawyers protect the rights of Long Island riders who have been hurt in a wide variety of collisions, including those that occur at an intersection. Established in 2001, our firm combines decades of legal experience with a wealth of professional and investigative resources to aggressively pursue the remedies to which our clients may be entitled. We understand the pain and stress that often comes with a serious motorcycle accident, and we dedicate our practice to helping injured individuals and their families get back to normal after a collision.
Intersections pose a threat to all motorists because of the sheer volume of traffic that they see coming from all directions at any time. Confusing signals and careless driving heighten the danger of a severe accident. The risk of collision and injury is even greater when motorcycle riders enter an intersection, however, since motor vehicle drivers often later claim that they failed to see the bike. Motorcyclists are also largely exposed during a collision, unlike people in cars and trucks, and they may be thrown from their bikes in the event of a crash.
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Assert Your Right to Compensation
Motorcycle accident cases, like other personal injury matters, typically focus on claims for negligence. This legal theory allows a person hurt in a crash to seek damages from those responsible for causing the harm. In order to prove negligence, the injured person first has to establish that the person or entity being sued breached what is called a “duty of care.” Then, the victim needs to show that this breach caused the crash and that he or she was injured and incurred damages as a result.
Drivers generally owe other people on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. This means traveling at lawful speeds and refraining from dangerous behavior like drinking and driving, handling a smartphone while behind the wheel, or failing to signal turns and lane changes. At intersections, it also means coming to a full stop when necessary and scanning the intersection for traffic before proceeding. A driver who fails to do these things is likely to be found negligent if his or her actions cause an accident in which someone is hurt.
Damages in motorcycle accident cases are intended to cover the full monetary impact of the crash. That often includes compensation for medical bills, missed wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In order to seek the full amount of available damages, the injured person needs to provide detailed evidence, such as medical records and witness testimony, about how the crash altered his or her life. New York is a “comparative negligence” state, meaning that a rider who is partly responsible for an accident can still get some damages that are proportionate to the defendant’s degree of responsibility.
Seek Guidance from a Long Island Lawyer after a Motor Vehicle Collision
The lawyers at Duffy & Duffy are ready to help accident victims in their time of need. We are committed to providing comprehensive and personalized services to our clients. That includes working to avoid time-consuming and costly litigation through a negotiated settlement when possible, as well as preparing diligently for trial. We have obtained a number of six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for the people whom we represent. If you or a loved one has been injured by a careless driver on Long Island or in the surrounding area, you can contact the motor vehicle collision attorneys at Duffy & Duffy. We are conveniently located in Uniondale and proudly serve clients in Nassau, Kings, and Suffolk Counties as well as the Bronx and Queens. Contact us online or call us at (516) 394-4200 to discuss your case.
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