Motorcycle accidents have been found to be 15 times more likely to result in a fatality than auto accidents. Furthermore, of the 4,855 motorcycle accidents reported in 2011 in New York, none resulted in the death of the automobile driver or passenger while 171 led to the death of the motorcycle driver and / or passenger. A majority of the motorcycle accidents reported in New York resulted in injury, meaning that a large portion of the accidents involved injury to more than just the driver, but also passengers of the bikes.
Motorcycles fail to offer both physical protections to their rider and visibility to their surroundings because of the small size. For these reasons, motorcycle accidents can be some of the most devastating types of accidents to occur on the streets of New York. The catastrophic injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident must therefore be addressed by none other than a skilled New York City personal injury attorney such as that which can be found at our law office.
The majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by reckless or distracted driving, either on the part of the automobile driver or the motorcycle rider. Unsafe speeds, the failure to yield right-of-way and driver inattention are the most common causes of accidents involving motorcycles.
Because of the increased risks discussed above, the most common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents are also some of the most serious injuries; these include, but are not limited to:
At Greenberg & Stein, P.C., we work aggressively to obtain the maximum recovery for motorcycle accident victims. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and you sustained injuries because of someone else’s negligence, we want to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. Contact a New York City motorcycle accident attorney from our firm to discuss your case today.