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Victims of motorcycle accidents suffer more severe, life-threatening injuries than those involved in other kinds of motor vehicle collisions. Motorcycles lack the structure, and protection, of a standard car, leaving riders vulnerable to catastrophic injuries in the event of a crash. Too often, it is another driver’s negligence that causes a motorcyclist’s injuries, and they should be held accountable. New York City motorcycle accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg assists victims injured while riding a motorcycle in claims against those liable for their harm. Mr. Redenburg is committed to making sure his clients receive the best possible outcome in their case, so they have the financial support they need in order to aid in their recovery costs. If you’ve been injured, or a loved one has passed away due to a motorcycle accident, call our office today at (212) 240-9465 to find out more about how we can help.
Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents
Data has shown that more than eighty percent of all motorcycle accidents lead to serious injury or death, either of the motorcycle driver or another rider such as a passenger on the back of the bike. In New York City, fatalities due to these collisions are twice the nationwide average. The first step following a motorcycle crash is to seek immediate medical attention and treatment. Following that, it is also advisable to consult a seasoned personal injury lawyer in New York City who can help you determine your legal options and make sure your rights are protected.
Some of the most serious, common injuries that victims suffer due to motorcycle accidents include:
Many of these injuries not only result in temporary pain, but can also have life-long effects on victims. Treatment can include multiple surgeries, months out of work, or permanent impairment where victims are unable to perform their job, or even daily, activities as they once did. Victims who are severely injured in a motorcycle accident often need financial assistance beyond what insurance benefits will cover. In these cases, the negligent parties who have caused a collision should be held liable.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries Caused by Negligence
Motorcycle accidents, and related injuries, can be due to one or more parties careless or reckless acts. Driver negligence, lack of road maintenance, as well as manufacturing defects may all be factors that contribute to a collision. A knowledgeable NYC motorcycle accident attorney can help determine the circumstances surrounding your situation to find out who is at fault. Negligence by one or more parties is the basis of all suits arising out of a motorcycle accident. To prevail in a personal injury or wrongful death claim, a plaintiff must show that the defendant breached a duty of care owed to them. All drivers on the road owe a duty of care to one another to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under the same, or similar circumstances. Additionally, those responsible for road maintenance are also bound by a duty to keep those roadways reasonably safe for riders. To prove negligence, it must also be shown that the defendant breached this duty of care, causing a plaintiff’s injury, and damages resulted.
Damages available in these cases can include past and future medical costs, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, as well as compensation for pain and suffering endured. Surviving children, spouses, and parents of the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident may also be awarded burial and funeral expenses or loss of support.
Dedicated NYC Motorcycle Accident Representation
Victims of motorcycle accidents have enough to worry about in recovering from their injuries. New York City motorcycle accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg aims to make sure victims feel secure in their legal representation and that their rights are being properly advocated for. Our firm represents clients in and around New York City including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Mr. Redenburg also assists victims injured in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County. If you have questions about your legal options in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, contact our office at (212) 240-9465 or online today to set up a consultation.