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What to Do When a Family Member Dies in an NYC Motorcycle Accident
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Losing a loved one in an NYC motorcycle accident is an extremely tragic and emotionally stressful situation for family members. A wrongful death case cannot make up for the loss of a parent, sibling, or child, but it can at least help the victim’s family get back on their feet financially and aid in the healing process. It really helps to have a compassionate and professional New York City attorney to help navigate the long and complicated process involving a wrongful death claim, so you and your family don’t have to deal with added stress on top of your emotional trauma. Call the fatal motorcycle accident attorneys of Proner & Proner in New York today at 202-500-1003 for a free initial consultation about your wrongful death motorcycle accident case.
Thousands of Americans die every year in motorcycle accidents. The sad thing is that many of these accidents were easily avoidable: the fatal motorcycle accidents were caused by negligence and poor driving behaviors. When someone’s negligent behavior results in the death of a motorcyclist in New York City, it is absolutely devastating for family member and friends. Although no amount of money can make up for losing a loved one, next of kin often have the legal right to a civil action lawsuit to compensate financially for a deceased motorcyclist. It is important to note that, under NY law, “next of kin” typically includes only husbands, wives, children, parents, and siblings.
Family members of motorcyclists involved in a fatal crash can sue for compensation for the following:
In New York City, certain motorcycle accidents are more likely to occur than others. The New York State DMV has identified the leading causes of motorcycle accident fatalities to be:
Other motorcycle accident statistics for New York state indicate that between 2012 and 2014, there was an average of 141 deaths (mostly males and between the ages of 20 and 44), an average of 1,558 hospitalizations, and an average of 4,458 emergency room visits. These sobering statistics highlight the the reality that motorcycle accident injuries are a serious issue, especially in NYC where traffic congestion is higher.
Losing someone who is a part of your family is absolutely devastating. The mourning process, funeral proceeding, and other tragic events in the aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident are extremely exhausting. Having to deal with complicated details of a motorcycle accident claim on top of everything else can be difficult and stressful. The NYC motorcycle accident attorneys of Proner & Proner put our clients first, and we can navigate the ins and outs of the legal process for you so that you can put your energy where you really need it. Call us at 212-500-1003 or contact us online to get a compassionate and dedicated New York litigator to handle your motorcycle accident wrongful death claim today.
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.
Mitchell Proner is an amazing and very experienced trial lawyer, who takes care of his clients. He represented me in a car accident case, kept me very informed during the lengthy legal process and got me the settlement that I expected. His friendly office staff was always willing to assist and answer any questions I had. I recommend Mitchell Proner to all my friends and family!
Besides being well versed and very knowledgeable about all aspects of my case it was simply a pleasure dealing with Mr. Proner and his colleagues at Proner and Proner. In a time of hardship Mr. Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner made it very easy for us to cope with all of the legal processes which we are not accustom to. I couldn't recommend a better group of people let alone an attorney as Mitchell Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner. Thank you again for all of your assistance.
Awesome experience, excellent service, very professional and fast resolving my case. My number one attorney - definitely recommended more than once. Thank you!