The injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents can be life-changing and, many times, leave victims with scarring or some form of temporary or permanent disability. These conditions can result in staggering medical bills and an extended period of lost wages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, contact a New York motorcycle accident lawyer at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny for a free consultation. We’ll can help you learn whether you have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim, and will provide you with all of your legal options for compensation after a motorcycle injury. Call (212) 804-7275 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City motorcycle injury lawyer today.
New York Motorcycle Accident Injury Statistics
Motorcycle crashes are among the most deadly types of traffic collisions in New York City. According to a report issued by the NYC Department of Transportation, motorcycles make up only 2 percent of all registered vehicles in the city, yet they account for 14 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles reports that there were a total of 180 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2010, along with 4,747 that resulted in some form of injury. Statistically, a motorcycle rider’s chance of dying in an accident is 18 times greater than the risk of death for an automobile occupant.
According to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following injuries are those that are most often sustained in serious motorcycle accidents.
- Leg and foot injuries: 30 percent
- Head and neck injuries: 22 percent
- Torso injuries: 20 percent
- Arm and hand injuries: 18 percent
- Shoulder injuries: 8 percent
Other common injuries include broken or crushed limbs, skin abrasions (road rash), traumatic brain injury and paralyzing spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia and quadriplegia. Motorcycle accidents often end in fatalities, as well.
Why Hire A New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
If you or someone you know was injured in a motorcycle accident and the accident was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another driver, you may have grounds to file a legal claim for compensation. While the state of New York operates on a no-fault insurance plan, special circumstances may allow for legal action in order to recover additional compensation. Contact a New York motorcycle injury lawyer from The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about how you can obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. Our firm has been helping injured motorcyclists throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and greater New York City win successful injury settlements and verdicts for over twenty five years, we know how to investigate these accident claims and can fight to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.