It’s absolutely true; an experienced New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyer will be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve! If you or someone you know were involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained an injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the following: your injuries, pain, suffering, medical bills, and newfound financial hardship. However, in order to recover “damages” in a personal injury lawsuit–specifically a motorcycle accident–you must first prove that the accident was directly caused by another person’s negligence.
Because motorcycles are a notoriously dangerous means of transportation, and because a motorcyclist is not a covered person under the No-Fault Law in New York, you will need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to help you with your case. An experienced Greenberg & Stein lawyer will help you evaluate your case, file the appropriate paperwork, and representing you in settlement hearings or in court.
We’ve all seen or heard about an accident on a motorcycle… and we have all seen (and heard) motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic. Cars, trucks and buses fail to notice or observe motorcycles, they cut them off, follow them too closely and even open up doors into them.
Although motorcycles are a common means of travel throughout the highways and streets of New York each year, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to severe injuries than people driving automobiles. It kind of makes you shudder to think about it but it’s a fact: A motorcyclist is exposed to a direct impact between their body and the pavement or another vehicles; with only 2 wheels motorcycles are not as stable as other vehicles; because they are significantly lighter than other motor vehicle (i.e. cars, trucks and buses) motorcycles are more susceptible to a lighter impact which causes much greater damage; motorcycles are not as visible as a larger vehicle and other drivers.
Motorcycle accidents inherently present unique challenges for a lawyer because the majority of general public has a significant bias against operators of a motorcycle. The commonly held perception is that anyone driving a motorcycle is some kind of gang member, a daredevil, a noise pollutant or a general nuisance. Therefore, when anyone is injured driving a motorcycle people generally think they must have gotten what they deserved. As your attorneys, the lawyers at Greenberg & Stein play a critical role in identifying and overcoming these biases. To win, we must be shown that the motorcycle operator was operating their motorcycle in a reasonable, prudent and legal manner.
New York has very different insurance and liability rules for motorcycles than for cars. In fact, since motorcycles are exempt from the definition of “motor vehicle,” a motorcyclist is not a covered person under the No-Fault Law and therefore is not entitled to the medical and lost wages benefits.
Interestingly however, a person injured on a motorcycle can bring a claim against the offending driver even for minor injuries that would normally not pass the No-Fault threshold, because motorcyclists injured by motor vehicle accidents are not subject to the “serious injury” threshold under New York No-Fault Law.
Having experienced legal representation can mean a big difference: having your motorcycle replaced and your medical bills paid for is far better than losing your bike and paying thousands of dollars for the rest of your life! Our effective motorcycle lawyers can often recover damages that can pay for medical bills, damaged property, loss of work and wages, physical therapy and much more.
If you can prove that another driver’s negligent actions caused your accident that resulted in your injury, you can file a motorcycle accident claim against another driver. What would be considered “driver negligence?” Anything from:
Did you know that you can also file personal injury lawsuit against the city or state government? If the government fails to maintain roadways, traffic signals or signs, and it results in a motorcycle accident, the state it is liable for damages. Our government has a responsibility to ensure all roadways are safe and free of common hazards like potholes and obstructed streets and that all road signs and traffic signals are working properly–in full view for all drivers to see.
Lastly, you can also file a lawsuit for damages against the actual motorcycle manufacturer, if your accident was caused by a mechanical malfunction or design defect.
Without legal representation, you could lose out on money that you deserve. Greenberg & Stein can help remove the confusing jargon and frustrating paperwork involved in the legal process. In addition we can make sure you don’t feel bullied by the insurance companies who have teams of aggressive lawyers standing by to settle their cases for cheap.
At Greenberg & Stein we respect motorcyclist 100%, and we always stand up for our clients. Here are a few tips to remember if you have been in a motorcycle accident:
Greenberg & Stein has many years of experience representing motorcycle accident victims in New York. We know very well how to help you take legal action, whether you are filing a claim against a negligent driver, government, or motorcycle manufacturer. Starting with sending investigators to your accident scene, documenting and gathering evidence, to standing up to bully insurance companies and dealing with complex paperwork- we know the ins-and-outs and understand fully what needs to be done to win your case and successfully recover damages for you.
If you have had a motorcycle accident, you do not deserve to suffer for the rest of your life because of another person’s negligence or mistakes. We know that no amount of money can bring back the quality of life you had before your accident, but we strongly believe that you are owed justice and deserve to be compensated!
When you call Greenberg & Stein we will review your case, discuss your best options for compensation and answer any legal questions you may have. Our dedicated, compassionate and experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyers are ready and able to assist you with all of your legal needs.