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When Injuries Result From Motorcycle Accidents

It is a sobering fact, but one supported by statistics nonetheless, that each and every day in The Bronx, people sustain debilitating, often life-changing injuries while operating motor vehicles on our highways and back roads. While all accidents are dangerous, motorcycle accidents are among the most devastating.

Many accidents involving cars, trucks and other vehicles occur in which people walk away with little or no injuries. Often those involved literally drive their vehicle home or continue on to work without so much as a single doctor visit. However, when an individual is involved in a Nassau Suffolk motorcycle accident, the potential for catastrophic injuries is increased exponentially.

Motorcycle crashes typically result in much more devastating injuries even when riders take the proper precautions and wear proper safety gear, such as helmets. Some of the injuries that typically result from motorcycle accidents are:

  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Fractured vertebrae in the neck and/or back;
  • The need for surgical insertion of hardware;
  • The loss of a limb;
  • Paralysis;
  • Coma;
  • Death

The speed at which the motorcyclist was moving at the time of impact, along with factors such as the point of impact, road conditions, the size and weight of other vehicles involved as well as roadside objects can all affect the outcome of a Nassau Suffolk motorcycle accident.

Even at lower speeds, riders are typically thrown from their bikes, resulting in catastrophic impact injuries. Because little or no bodily protection is available to the motorcycle rider, catastrophic injuries and even death are real possibilities.

In situations like this, emergency medical attention should of course be your first concern. However, after the dust settles, before you speak to a representative from any insurance company, make sure you contact The Law Offices of Charles Bonfante III & Associates, your Bronx injury lawyer.

They will be able to fully review your case at no cost to you and evaluate all pertinent evidence, so as to devise a strategy to obtain the maximum award possible to compensate you and your family.

Too often, the other parties involved and their insurance companies are eager to blame the accident on the motorcycle driver. The bottom line is that if they avoid liability, they escape financial responsibility for the horrific injuries and devastation that often ensues in the wake of a motorcycle crash.

Frequently driver error and reckless actions such as failing to yield the right of way, failing to see and/or observe the motorcyclist, hitting a motorcycle from behind, making a left turn, or illegal U-turn, in front of an oncoming motorcycle, and driving under the influence of alcohol, account for liability (or fault).

Tragically, this list of violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (“VTL”) is all too often connected to a much longer list of catastrophic injuries or deadly consequences.

Your Bronx Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Our skilled legal counsel will properly establish communication with the appropriate law enforcement agencies, as well as the representatives of the insurance companies involved. We will perform a thorough investigation into the happening of the accident. We will obtain the names and statements of any witnesses, as well as photographs of the scene of the accidents, and the damage to all vehicles involved.

More importantly, we will always tirelessly and aggressively fight on your behalf to get you the absolute maximum amount of monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and property damages.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injuries in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact your Nassau Suffolk motorcycle accident lawyer today. Call now to schedule a free consultation with The Law Offices of Charles Bonfante III & Associates … where great things come in small practices.