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Motorcycles are commonplace throughout Brooklyn, including Bensonhurst. Motorcyclists have the right to use the road as much as any other vehicle. However, too often, other motorists do not respect this right, leading to serious collisions and severe injuries to motorcycle riders. Bensonhurst Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg is dedicated to making sure victims of these devastating crashes know their legal options. Mr. Redenburg helps victims, and families who have lost loved ones, hold those at-fault for their harm responsible. Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents require weeks and sometimes months of recovery time. Some injuries leave victims permanently impaired and unable to live, or work, as they once did. In these situations, the financial impact imposed upon them and their families can be daunting. This financial burden should fall on those responsible for causing it and not on the injured victim. If you need legal assistance in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident in Bensonhurst, call our office today at (212) 240-9465 or contact us online to learn more about our services.
Bensonhurst has a population of over 200,000 residents. Almost a third of New York City motorcycle crashes occur in Brooklyn. According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), Brooklyn was the most dangerous borough for motorcyclists in 2021. If you’ve been involved in a Bensonhurst Brooklyn motorcycle accident, it is important to consult a knowledgeable injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights. Motorcycles are much less safe than standard cars or trucks. Without the same protections other vehicles provide, motorcycle riders can suffer significant injuries in collisions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head injuries are defined as the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents. Although New York requires all motorcycle riders to wear helmets, helmets are still only 30% effective in preventing otherwise fatal head trauma. Other serious injuries like broken bones, the need for amputation, spinal damage or paralysis can also occur as a result of motorcycle accidents. Many of these accidents, and injuries, are avoidable if proper care was taken by other drivers on the road. When a motorist’s negligence leads to a motorcycle crash, victims may pursue personal injury actions against liable parties.
Personal injury or wrongful death claims arising out of a motorcycle accident are founded on the theory of negligence. Bensonhurst motorcycle accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg assists victims and families in proving each element of negligence so that they can recover the financial compensation they need to move forward. Negligence exists when a defendant breaches an owed duty of reasonable care to a victim, which causes the victim’s injury or death. In motorcycle accidents, it is often another vehicle’s driver who acts unreasonably leading to a crash. Common causes of these accidents are speeding, failing to yield, distracted driving practices, and reckless maneuvers.
In showing negligence, it is important to present proper evidence to establish fault. A victim’s medical records, witness statements, accident reconstruction, as well as police reports are all vital to show what happened. In Bensonhurst, the 62nd Precinct of the NYPD investigates motorcycle crashes that lead to significant injury or death. Following an investigation, a report will be issued with details of their findings. Copies of these reports are generally available within 4 to 6 business days of an accident. Victims can obtain these reports from police headquarters at 1925 Bath Avenue or online through the NYPD Collision Report Portal.
Victims injured in a Bensonhurst motorcycle accident often need financial assistance with medical bills, rehabilitation, time missed from work, and sometimes changes to their ability to make a living. Filing suit can be the only way to recover such compensation in the aftermath of a motorcycle crash. Bensonhurst motorcycle accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg offers comprehensive and compassionate legal representation for victims and families affected by a devastating motorcycle crash. Mr. Redenburg stands ready to assist clients across Brooklyn and throughout New York City. If you have questions about your legal options, call our office today at (212) 240-9465 or contact us online to speak with an attorney today.