Motorcycles are one of the most fun and efficient means to get from point A to point B in New York. If you ride, then you most likely enjoy all motorcycles have to offer, as motorcyclists make up a smaller percentage of motorists than those who drive cars or SUVs. This is why you need the protection and advice of a skilled, experienced attorney if you were ever injured in a motorcycle accident. If you were injured, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common injuries sustained by motorcyclists in the event of an accident?
Due to the sharply increased rate of exposure, motorcyclists have more to worry about than the average motorist. Here are some of the most common injuries motorcyclists sustain:
- Leg and foot injuries are usually the most common
- Head and neck injuries are also very common
- Torso injuries
- Arm and hand injuries
- Shoulder injuries
If you have sustained any of these injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is a good chance you are entitled to compensation.
How do I know if another party was negligent?
There are many ways you can tell if another motorist was behaving in a negligent manner. Some of the most common forms of negligent behavior on the road are:
- Smoking while driving
- Eating while driving
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Failing to comply with traffic lights and signs
- Failure to comply with rules of the road
- Excessive speed
How do I recover compensation?
In order to recover compensation, you first have to prove that another party was acting negligently. If you have a hands-free dashcam on board, there is a good chance you will catch the other party behaving negligently. If you do not possess one of these cameras, your next best bet would be to consult with anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Do not hesitate to ask them for their contact information, as you may need them to confirm your claim in court. Another key step in winning your compensation is receiving medical attention immediately after the accident. A medical professional will treat you and provide you with the documentation you may need to help prove your claim.
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