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Should I Accept the First Motorcycle Injury Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company or Consult a Lawyer First?
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Not everyone is aware of it, but an insurance company’s first settlement claim is often much lower than they are actually willing to pay. It may seem easier to just take what they offer for your NY motorcycle accident claim, but it can result in less than you need, especially regarding future pain, suffering, and expenses related to the accident.
If you are seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, or the Bronx, having the right legal defense is crucial for getting a settlement amount that is truly fair. Call Proner & Proner in NYC today or contact us online for a free consultation on how much your New York motorcycle accident case is really worth.
Although you won’t have forever, there is still a reasonable amount of time to file a motorcycle accident injury claim in NY. In New York state, an individual has three years from the accident date to file, which means you don’t have to rush too much when preparing a case and getting legal advice. As long as you hire the right lawyers, such as those at Proner & Proner in NYC, three years should be more than enough time to file.
With the above in mind, you should not feel pressured to accept the first offer you get from the insurance company unless you truly believe it is more than enough and don’t want to go through the added effort. It is important to note, however, that many motorcycle accident victims can get a far greater amount with legal and professional support than they could get on their own… and for obvious reasons. Insurance companies are not your friends. They don’t want to pay you a dime, let alone thousands of dollars to cover your injuries and time out of work after a New York City motorcycle accident. They have very skilled lawyers of their own and will gather opposing evidence and attempt to find any loophole they can to get out of compensating you.
With the complicated process of gathering evidence and having a legal battle with insurance companies, many NYC motorcycle accident victims don’t find it very appealing to fight for more money. This can make taking whatever the insurance company offers you at first very appealing. Do not let the complexity of the negotiation and legal process deter you, and do not let the aggressive insurance companies pressure you. The experienced attorneys at Proner & Proner in New York City are just as aggressive for our clients, and we have the knowledge and ability necessary to handle the overwhelming complexity of these types of cases. We can get you the compensation you deserve for your motorcycle accident injuries, and we can make insurance companies dish out the fair amount they desperately try to reduce.
Motorcycle Accident Verdicts & Settlements
We understand motorcyclists because we ride. And we understand that when things go wrong on a motorcycle, often it’s not the motorcyclist’s fault. Here are some of our successes in getting compensation for riders.
Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic
Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery
Male, 47: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a car pulling into the roadway.
Injuries: Two broken legs
Male, 52: Wrongful death
Our client was killed in an intersection accident.
Injuries: Wrongful death
Male, 23: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a right turning car.
Injuries: Broken wrist
Male: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
The defendant made a left turn into the path of our client, who was riding a motorcycle
Injuries: Broken ankle
Male, 36: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
The defendant’s vehicle collided with our client’s motorcycle.
Injuries: Surgery to the client’s leg, 20 stitches on his right foot
Male, 48: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client was driving his motorcycle on the BQE and crashed into a HOV lane divider that did not have adequate warnings in front of it.
Injuries: Intracranial skull fracture; multiple facial fractures, multiple rib fractures
Male, 32: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was riding his motorcycle when he was cut off by a car making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Fractured right ankle, road rash
Female, 40: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was on a motorcycle, about to overtake legally, when a car made a U-turn and stuck the client.
Injuries: Mild traumatic brain injury, compression fracture in spine, permanent scarring
Male, 26: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client was on his motorcycle where he went over a metal plate which had dirt and gravel on it - causing his bike to slip out from under him.
Injuries: Fractured left ankle requiring surgery
Male, 24: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was going straight on through a green light on his motorcycle when he was struck by a car coming from the opposite side making a left turn.
Injuries: Fractured right femur, ruptured testicle that had to be removed
Male, 34: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was side swiped by 81-year-old defendant driver.
Injuries: Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Male, 24: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client laid down his motorcycle after he claimed the car being driven by the defendant went through a stop sign.
Injuries: Shoulder injury
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.