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Motorcycle Safety Tips: Avoiding Accidents in New York City
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Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately a much more common occurrence in the congested city streets of New York City. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle is also inherently more dangerous than riding in other motor vehicles due to the lack of extra protection such as seat belts, airbags, and other protective padding. Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic and life-lasting injuries for the riders, if they were lucky enough not to lose their life. Naturally, NY motorcyclists will want to be prepared and know what to avoid and what to do to prevent being a victim. Below, we have compiled a list of the best tips to avoid motorcycle accidents in New York.
Here are some important safety tips for New York City motorcyclists:
Although the tips above are extremely helpful, if something is wrong with your motorcycle itself, there is only so much you can do. It is important to check your motorbike thoroughly before each ride to ensure your safety.
To make sure that your motorcycle is in good working order, check the following:
Once you’ve mounted the motorcycle, check the following as well:
No matter how careful and safe you may be, sometimes a motorcycle accident is out of your control. You can only be so defensive and so prepared. You cannot prevent other drivers from being negligent on the road, and sometimes avoiding a collision is impossible. If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in New York City and need someone to fight for you, Proner & Proner can stand by your side. We have legally advised NYC motorcycle accident victims for decades, and we are ready to support you too. Call us today at 212-500-1003, or contact us here to schedule a free consultation regarding your New York motorcycle accident case.
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.