Though the winters generally make for a lousy motorcycle ride, we are now experiencing an unusually mild winter thus far, and just last weekend, many people took their motorcycles out for a ride. Unfortunately, as fun and stylish as motorcycles are, they are also very dangerous. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, please read on and reach out to our experienced New York personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you recover the financial compensation you need.
What causes motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, especially with the snowy, icy winter season upon us. They oftentimes happen due to poor road conditions, or even negligent road designs. However, motorcycles most frequently occur due to driver negligence. Some of the most common forms of driver negligence we see regularly include driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, driving while drowsy, and speeding.
How do I know if I am eligible for compensation after an accident?
To recover compensation after an accident, you will first have to hire an experienced attorney who is capable of satisfying the burden of proof. Your attorney must prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. To do so, our firm will work to obtain various types of valuable evidence, including pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, witness statements confirming your claim, police reports of the incident, and more.
After an accident, you must receive medical attention immediately. A physician will treat your injuries and provide you with crucial medical documentation that you may use to further bolster your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
If you have been injured in an accident, you will have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. This is known as the statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely lose your right to sue. Fortunately, our firm is on standby, and we are ready to represent you in your time of need. Bring your case to our attention as soon as possible so we can begin the claims process.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.