If you ride a motorcycle, chances are you enjoy it. Motorcycles are efficient, fun, and help you save money on gas. They are ideal for certain living spaces and towns, and they are also very often a great conversation starter. Despite all these wonderful qualities, motorcycles are very often the least safe form of transportation, aside from bicycles. Unfortunately, the degree of a motorcyclist’s exposure very often leaves him or her vulnerable. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, there is a good chance you may be eligible to receive compensation. If you believe you are entitled to compensation, read on and contact a dedicated New York City personal injury lawyer from our firm. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the different types of negligence?
While poor road designs, hazardous weather conditions, and faulty parts make up a percentage of motorcycle accidents, human negligence is the most common cause. This is no laughing matter because these types of accidents can generally be avoided, and if you are left to suffer because of another party’s negligence, you know how serious your situation may be. Here is a list of the several different types of negligent behavior that may contribute to motorcycle accidents:
- Smoking while driving
- Disciplining children while driving
- Texting while driving
- Using a GPS or otherwise navigating directions while driving
- Eating while driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Failing to comply with traffic signs or lights
How can I recover compensation?
If you wish to recover compensation following a motorcycle accident, the first thing you must do is satisfy the burden of proof. In order to do so, you must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that another party is at fault for the injuries you have sustained.
How do I prove another party’s negligence in a motorcycle accident?
One of the most important things you can do when trying to prove another party’s negligence is to obtain some sort of physical evidence. The best evidence you can produce is a photograph or video depicting the accident or its aftermath. GoPros or other types of hands-free dashcams are great for this reason, as they are constantly filming and do not require any extra effort on your part, so you can drive distraction-free. Additionally, after you are involved in an accident, it is crucial that you seek immediate medical attention. A medical professional will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documents regarding your injuries, which you may use to help prove your claim, if necessary.
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 866-886-0892 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.