Motorcycle accidents are like other vehicle accidents in many ways, but because of certain unique factors inherent in motorcycles and motorcycle riding, the causes of motorcycle accidents, the injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents, and the liability issues surrounding motorcycle accidents can be very different from car accidents.
As New York motorcycle accident attorneys, we know how catastrophic a motorcycle accident can be. Speeding, alcohol, or drug use, and disobeying traffic laws by either party, greatly increases the chances of a serious accident.
Many bikers take precautions to avoid accidents. However, too often the other driver’s mistakes cause serious accidents. Even when all safety measures have been made, there is no way to eliminate the risk, even for the most skilled bikers. Motorcycles are much smaller and lighter than cars, have only two wheels, and do not enclose the rider in a box of metal. These characteristics, along with others, make motorcycle riding riskier than riding in a car.
For example, according to national government figures, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents, per mile traveled. What’s worse is that so many bikers don’t know what to do after a motorcycle accident. Seeking motorcycle accident legal advice could be the best decision that a biker can make, after an accident.
Our staff of trained attorneys understand first hand how easily a motorcycle accident can happen. It is important for an experienced, qualified lawyer, who understands New York motorcycle accidents, to review your case. Our team of attorneys have the resources and experience needed to fully evaluate your case and provide a complete analysis of your claim.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident and don’t know what to do, call Zimmer and Associates at 1-(866) 4270-HURT).