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Motorcycle accidents in New York can cause significant harm to injured riders, including potentially catastrophic injuries. In the worst cases, a serious motorcycle crash can even put the rider at risk of death. That is why it is imperative that you take appropriate actions after being involved in a motorcycle accident in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx in New York.
In the moments after a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what steps to take to handle it the best way you can. Proner & Proner suggests first getting to a safe area on the side of the road. If you have any serious medical injuries, it is also crucially important that you seek immediate medical attention. From there, you can follow these other steps and then consult an NYC accident lawyer like Mitchell Proner for further assistance. If you are safe and ready for the next steps, call us at our New York City office or send us a message now.
In New York state, you are legally required to file a police report as soon as possible after you are involved in a motorcycle accident. If you are safely off the road and only experiencing minor injuries, you should call the police right away. If you are not incapacitated but are injured and on the way to a medical facility, you should call the police or get a loved one to do so. Even if others call and report the incident before you are able to, you should still contact your local police department after being medically treated. The police are an important authoritative figure that can help you gather evidence you need for your case.
Being able to prove the liability of the other party after a motorcycle accident is often the difference between getting the settlement you deserve and the insurance company limiting their payout to you. If you don’t need immediate medical attention after your NYC motorcycle accident, it is beneficial to make efforts to gather that evidence.
Consider gathering the following types of evidence for your NYC motorcycle crash case:
Before contacting the insurance company or even considering their first settlement offer, it is very important that you get legal counsel about your motorcycle accident and injury situation from a professional NYC lawyer. You should only file a claim or talk with the other party’s insurance AFTER you have prepared yourself properly by learning what your options are through Proner & Proner in New York City. With Proner & Proner providing free consultations for NYC motorcycle accident cases, there is no reason not to speak with a member of the legal team here.
Insurance companies often go out of their way with their powerful attorneys to try to limit the money you deserve for a New York motorcycle accident. We have a few tips that you should consider when dealing with the aftermath of your NYC motorcycle accident in order to increase your chances of a successful claim outcome and a fair money amount. The more prepared you are, the better your chances of an optimal outcome.
A traumatic situation such as a motorcycle crash can leave the victim’s mind hazy. Many victims are not sure of the best first steps to take immediately after a motorcycle accident. Mistakes can easily be made and evidence can easily be missed, resulting in a worse settlement offer from the insurance company. Preparing yourself properly for a New York motorcycle accident claim is always a good move, but the best move of all is to make sure you get the best legal support and advisement you can from a quality law firm. Proner & Proner is a great option for getting proper guidance and the most out of your NYC motorcycle accident claim.
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.