Melville NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Melville can be hazardous for motorcycle riders. It is densely populated and has busy streets, with the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway, and Route 110 running through it. Unlike people in cars and trucks, motorcycle riders and passengers have little to protect them from an accident. This lack of protection can lead to catastrophic injuries, resulting in significant financial, physical, and emotional harm.

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If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for all of your current and future damages. Our Melville motorcycle accident lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg will fight on your behalf in settlement negotiations and court, allowing you to focus on healing and helping your family deal with the aftermath of your accident. Call (844) 446-9529 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.

Why Hire Meirowitz & Wasserberg for Your Melville Motorcycle Accident Case?

Under the leadership of founding partners Samuel Meirowitz and Daniel Wasserberg, our legal team is dedicated to helping people hurt at little to no fault of their own. Our attorneys have decades of experience practicing law in New York. We level the playing field for accident victims facing combative defendants and powerful insurance companies.

Our nationally recognized attorneys in Melville have been noted by The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers, and Lawyers of Distinction. Our hard work and commitment to our clients have led to over $360 million in settlements and verdicts recovered on their behalf.

Case Results and Settlements

Our personal injury attorneys tirelessly help our clients fight for full and fair compensation after being harmed in accidents. Some of our case results include:

  • $700,000 for a 41-year-old woman who was a passenger in a one-car accident in which the driver was speeding and lost control. She sustained fractures to her foot, thumb, and ribs. We pressed the defendant until the eve of trial, and they finally decided to settle rather than face a jury.
  • $305,000 for a woman hit by a driver who failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign. She suffered injuries to her spine, requiring surgery to correct a bulging disc.

Testimonials from our Clients in Melville

We are a client-first law firm and are honored when the folks we serve praise the high quality of our services. Learn more by exploring their testimonials

  • “Attorney Melissa Reitberg is the hardest working lawyer I know. She is part of an incredible team at Meirowitz & Wasserberg that truly cares about their clients. Bravo!” – Jules Toraby
  • Bonnie Steinwolf, in the Long Island office, is an intelligent and effective advocate.” – Elysia Acosta

If you or a loved one were hurt in a Melville motorcycle accident, do not wait to schedule your free consultation. To us, you are more than just a file number. Our accomplished motorcycle accident attorneys will give your case the full and undivided attention it deserves.

How Can the Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg Help After an Accident?

Our skilled attorneys can help you with a motorcycle claim in many ways. In addition to the information you collect at the scene, our lawyers can gather video footage, evidence of road conditions, and much more. We will also talk to witnesses and gather critical documentation like medical records and police reports.

We will leverage our decades of experience and collaborate with doctors and other experts to determine your full and fair damages. We will also determine liability based on New York negligence laws. You may even have a case against someone other than the driver, such as a manufacturer of defective parts or a government agency responsible for road maintenance.

Remember, insurance companies work to maximize their profits and are not on your side. Don’t worry. We will deal with unscrupulous insurance adjusters on your behalf and fight for a fair settlement. We are ready to take your case to court if the at-fault party and their insurers refuse to compensate you fairly. 

We take motorcycle accident cases on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t have to worry about paying for legal representation while facing a mountain of other financial strains. We will cover the costs of litigating your claim, and you pay nothing unless we secure compensation on your behalf. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Melville?

The New York personal injury statute of limitations, including in motorcycle accident cases, is normally three years from the date of injury. However, if you sue for the wrongful death of a loved one, the deadline is shortened to two years from the date of death. Subject to very few exceptions, if you do not file your claim on time, the presiding judge will be forced to dismiss it.

Seek legal help as soon as possible after your accident. Evidence can disappear quickly on busy streets, and witness memories may fade. It is best if your attorney has as long as possible to investigate your claim so we go into settlement negotiations and court with a strong position based on solid evidence. 

Filing quickly also makes it harder for insurance companies to stall in the hope that you will miss the deadline to file a formal lawsuit. Do not wait to take legal action.

What Compensation Is Available in a Melville Motorcycle Accident Case?

It is not unusual for motorcycle accidents to result in serious injuries, such as multiple bone fractures, severe road rash, and traumatic brain injuries. You can seek damages for both your economic and non-economic losses following a motorcycle accident, including:

  • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs 
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • In-home care 
  • Costs associated with modifying your vehicle or home to accommodate your injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Scarring, disfigurement, and disability
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Property damage

New York law also allows you to seek punitive damages if you show that the defendant acted with malice or utter disregard for the safety of others. For example, a New York judge may award punitive damages against a repeat DUI offender if their impairment caused your accident. Our Melville motorcycle accident lawyers will seek punitive damages when available to increase your compensation.

How New York's No-Fault Laws Affect Motorcycle Accident Cases

New York is a no-fault insurance state, meaning most auto accident victims must first turn to their personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, which provides coverage for up to $50,000 in basic economic damages regardless of who caused the accident. Once you exhaust these coverage limits, you can file a claim based on fault.

However, motorcycle accidents are treated as an exception. Victims in these accidents can immediately file a lawsuit against the at-fault party or a claim against their auto liability insurer. Our skilled legal team knows how to deal with combative defendants and greedy insurers eager to minimize the value of your claim. Reach out today to learn how we can help.

Comparative Negligence

New York uses a pure comparative negligence standard in personal injury cases. This means your attorney must show that the defendant was at least partly at fault for your crash to secure compensation for your damages.

In other words, you can recover damages following an accident except when you are 100 percent at fault. Your compensation is simply reduced by the percentage of blame you hold. For example, if you had $1 million in damages but were 30 percent responsible for your accident, you can collect $700,000 in compensable damages.

Let Meirowitz & Wasserberg Handle Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

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If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Melville to calculate your damages, determine who is liable for your losses, and pursue compensation. Since defendants and insurers are out to protect themselves, you deserve skilled legal representation to protect you and your family.

Call (844) 446-9529 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation. Let our skilled attorneys take on the burden of fighting for fair compensation while you and your family focus on healing and moving forward.

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I feel so blessed to have had Meirowitz & Wasserberg Law Firm represent my Husband and I in a great time of need in our lives. l highly recommend this firm. Daniel Wasserberg was the most personable, caring lawyer one could ever have. He was always there for our every need with compassion, loyalty and sincerity. He truly cares about his clients. I learned to love this man as a Son.
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