Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries and extensive medical bills. After an accident, you must deal with the insurance company to pursue the financial damages you deserve, including compensation for medical bills, wage losses, and pain and suffering. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you recover compensation for motorcycle accidents in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida.
- What to Expect from the Motorcycle Accident Legal Process
- The Benefits of Hiring Meirowitz & Wasserberg for Motorcycle Accidents
- Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
- Contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg for Help with Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
- Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Unfortunately for motorcyclists, when drivers around them fail to exercise adequate precautions or share the road fairly, they can end up in serious accidents. In a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle, the motorcyclist almost always suffers a serious injury because they have little to no protection. When someone else’s negligence causes your motorcycle accident, you have the right to compensation.
Dealing with a motorcycle accident claim alone can prove frustrating, and it’s easy to miss out on the full compensation you deserve. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we offer legal support to clients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida as they fight for the compensation they deserve after an accident.
What to Expect from the Motorcycle Accident Legal Process
Filing a motorcycle accident claim is a complex legal process. It will start with a consultation and assessment of the case, allowing a lawyer to review the losses you suffered because of your motorcycle accident, and then the lawyer will file legal charges on your behalf.
Your lawyer and the insurance company will investigate all the elements of the accident, including who caused the accident and what injuries you sustained. Your lawyer and the insurance company will negotiate a settlement agreement that works for both parties. If you cannot reach an agreement through negotiation, you will take your case to trial.
At every stage of the process, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg will help you understand your rights and fight on your behalf.
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The Benefits of Hiring Meirowitz & Wasserberg for Motorcycle Accidents
At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we have extensive experience handling all kinds of personal injury claims, including motorcycle accident cases. We have the legal expertise to handle your motorcycle accident claim successfully, from the beginning of the process to the end. Our proven track record of results helps our clients feel more confident about the outcome of their claims.
We start with a free consultation to review your case and do not charge legal fees unless the case is won. We provide personalized communication and support you can count on throughout the claim process.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Often, motorcycle accidents occur because a driver fails to safely share the road with motorcycles, including taking adequate precautions to protect against accidents. Motorcycle accidents can be caused by:
Negligence by other drivers causes motorcycle accidents daily. Negligence occurs when drivers fail to exercise due care when sharing the road with motorcycle riders.
Illegal turns in front of a motorcycle raise the risk of an accident since motorcycle riders may struggle to slow down or brake to avoid a collision. Drivers may try to turn in front of a motorcycle, make a U-turn at a dangerous location, or make an illegal left turn.
Drivers moving at high rates of speed can pose a particular danger to motorcycle riders. While motorcycles are more maneuverable than passenger vehicles, they slide more easily and have less mass to bring them back under control. Thus, riders are more vulnerable than other drivers when attempting to get out of the way of a speeding vehicle.
Failure to Yield the Right of Way
Drivers often fail to yield the right of way to motorcycle riders. Drivers also encroach on motorcyclists’ lanes, despite motorcycles having the same rights on the road as larger passenger vehicles.
Poor maintenance of vehicles includes the failure to replace tires, address steering problems, or repair transmission issues. Inadequately maintained vehicles raise the risk of accidents for everyone sharing the road.
Untrained or Undertrained Drivers
Sleep-Deprived or Fatigued Drivers
Poor Road Conditions
Dangerous road conditions can easily contribute to motorcycle accidents. Common hazards include damaged roads, debris, weather conditions, broken guardrails, malfunctioning traffic signals, missing signage, etc.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle riders suffer a variety of injuries in accidents, including:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chest injuries
- Broken bones
- Scrapes and cuts
- Soft tissue injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Emotional injuries, including anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder
Contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg for Help with Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, seeking legal representation as soon as possible is important. Meirowitz & Wasserberg is a top-rated law firm with extensive experience handling motorcycle accident cases.
Our team of dedicated attorneys is committed to fighting for your rights and securing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should take the following steps:
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Report the accident to the police
- Contact an attorney
- Follow any directions given by your care provider
- Avoid talking to the insurance company directly on your own
Liable parties in motorcycle accidents can include the following:
- Negligent motorists
- Truck drivers
- Bus drivers
- Motorcycle manufacturers
- Motorcycle safety equipment companies
- Motorcycle mechanics
- Government agencies
- Transit companies
- Property owners
Insurance companies and lawyers will review all available evidence, including testimony from both drivers, the vehicle damage, and any video footage of the accident to determine liability.
You can pursue compensation for your economic damages, which cover your quantifiable crash-related costs and losses, and your non-economic damages, which make up for the harder-to-value effects on your life.
Some common damages you can seek compensation for include:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Wage losses
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Rental vehicle
- Nursing care
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning capacity
You need to file a claim before the statute of limitations in your state runs out. The statute of limitations varies by state. For instance, you have up to three years from the accident date to file a lawsuit.
At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we start with a free consultation and case review. Then, we accept cases on a contingent basis, meaning you do not pay us until we win. The fee comes directly out of any settlement or award you receive.
Motorcycle accident settlements typically take several months. However, if the case goes to trial, it may take more than a year.
Meirowitz & Wasserberg has the experience and skill to confidently tackle your motorcycle accident claim. Our award-winning motorcycle accident lawyers provide comprehensive support and guidance. We also have a strong history of results you can count on.
Most motorcycle accident claims settle out of court. However, the skilled attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg are ready, willing, and able to try your case if the insurance company continues to lowball you. We will fight for every cent you deserve.
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