Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
Albany Personal Injury Attorneys – (518) 348-4133
Motorcycles provide significantly less protection for its riders than cars and trucks do for their drivers. Due to this increased rider vulnerability, the chances of a motorcyclist or passenger being severely or fatally injured in a motorcycle accident is estimated to be 35 times higher than other motorists.
Some forms of catastrophic injury frequently reported in high-speed motorcycle crashes are:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis
- Permanent disfigurement
According to crash data collected in 2015 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in motorcycle accidents and another 88,000 suffered injuries. This fatality rate spiked 8% over 2014 data, up from around 4,600 deaths. The harrowing statistics are all the more upsetting when considering that most motorcycle crashes should be completely preventable if other drivers in larger cars would give riders the respect and space they deserve on our highways.
The Albany motorcycle injury lawyers at the law firm of Dreyer Boyajian LLP look out for the rights of motorcyclists and help them every step of the way when seeking compensation after a crash. We use our decades of collective personal injury law experience to carefully investigate each crash and uncover all of the important evidence needed to prove fault on the part of the other driver or negligent party. We closely examine every form of compensation for our clients and fight for each penny owed.
Call (518) 348-4133 for a free case evaluation. You pay nothing unless we recover for you.
Motorcycle Crashes Caused by Dangerous Roads
Not all motorcycle accidents are caused by another driver. Sometimes they can be caused by defective and dangerous road conditions that contribute to a rider losing control. This could result from a poorly maintained street, a highway that has debris littered around it, an avenue that contains potholes, or a road that has a low shoulder which prevents the rider from getting back into his or her travel lane, if temporarily forced off the road by some unforeseen condition. In any of these events, the motorcyclist should not be blamed for the crash.
Supplemental & Additional Insurance for Riders
Motorcyclists should be aware that they can obtain insurance to protect them in the event of medical injury or lost wages beyond the minimum insurance requirements of New York State. The same holds true with obtaining what is known as supplemental underinsured motorist (SUM) coverage in the event that a motorcyclist is injured by another vehicle with limited liability insurance. If you do not know about the extent of your motorcycle insurance coverage, ask your insurance agent about what products are available today. Most importantly, when you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle crash, it is important that as soon as you are out of danger, you call an experienced motorcycle attorney like those at Dreyer Boyajian.
Legal Counsel That Cares About Motorcycle Riders
Under New York law, motorcyclists are not covered by traditional no-fault rules which pay for medical expenses and lost wages. This puts victims of motorcycle crashes at a real disadvantage when it comes to getting their medical bills paid. Oftentimes, it becomes difficult for the victims of a motorcycle accident to get the treatment they need and deserve and it is unclear if help is on the way.
Our motorcycle injury attorneys at the law firm of Dreyer Boyajian LLP in Albany do more than just litigate your personal injury case, we help our clients get the resources they need before their case is resolved so that they can try to put their lives back together as soon as possible. From getting you paid for the damage to your ride to assisting you with bill collectors if you are forced out of work, we want to help you in any way we can.
Tell us what happened and we can tell you how we can help. Call (518) 348-4133.