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Motorcycle Accidents in New York | What You Should Know

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Motorcycle accidents are serious. If you were hurt in one, you will need to retain the services of an experienced Ulster County motorcycle accident lawyer today. Our legal team is on your side.

How do motorcycle accidents occur in New York?

There are a number of different causes of motorcycle accidents. In some cases, they can be caused by inclement weather conditions, however, most of the time, they are the result of a negligent motorist. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Drivers tailing motorcyclists too closely
  • Drivers opening car doors without looking
  • Speeding
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Driving while distracted
  • Failing to check before merging or changing lanes
  • Trying to pass motorcyclists on the right

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident because of any of the above negligent acts, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to learn more about your legal options. Our attorneys are on your side.

What injuries can be sustained from a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries. Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries are as follows:

  • Head injuries, such as concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Road rash
  • Fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

If you are facing any of the above injuries from a motorcycle accident, reach out to our skilled Ulster County auto accident attorney. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you obtain the compensation you need to heal and move forward. Give us a call today to get started.

Can I recover compensation for my injuries?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to pursue legal action, you should work to obtain as much evidence as possible from the accident. Keep in mind that the most important thing you can do is call the police to the scene of the accident and ensure you receive the medical treatment you need. Once you have done that, you should take photos and videos of any damage to your vehicle, the other motorist’s vehicle, any property involved, and your injuries. Also note that you should ask anyone who saw your accident happen for their name, phone number, and email address so they can corroborate your claim at a later date. Finally, after you are treated at the doctor’s or at a hospital, you should consider reaching out to our firm today to speak to one of our skilled attorneys today about whether or not you have a viable claim.

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If you require legal representation for personal injury matters in New York, contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about our services and how we can assist your upcoming legal process.