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I Wasn’t Wearing A Helmet. Can I Still Recover Damages From The Other Driver?

Different states have different laws regarding motorcycle helmet use. Whether or not you are wearing a motorcycle helmet may at times have an effect on the amount of recovery that you are entitled to, but other times it won’t affect the amount of recovery you’re entitled to receive.
Depending on the individual facts of the case, even if you are breaking the law in your individual state by not wearing a helmet you may still be entitled to a substantial compensation depending on the individual facts of your accident.
By consulting with a skilled attorney you can hopefully maximize the amount of recovery that you are entitled to financially with the party that is at fault for the accident regardless whether or not if you are wearing a helmet.
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I Was In A Motorcycle Accident When A Car Turned Left In Front Of Me. Who Is At Fault?

The most relevant law that is important to note for left-turn motorcycle accidents in New York City is NYS VTL § 1141. This law states, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
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What Is The Most Common Type Of Motorcycle Accident?

The most common type of motorcycle accident I have observed in over 25 years of practice is where a motor vehicle, typically a car, makes a left turn in an intersection into the path of the motorcycle that is going straight causing damage to the motorcycle, damage to the motorcyclist.
We’ve been very successful in getting full compensation for our clients who have sustained this type of accident.
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If I Get Into A Motorcycle Accident Should I Seek A Lawyer?

If you are injured in an accident involving a motorcycle, and you’re not at fault for the accident or not 100% at fault for the accident an attorney will help to keep the insurance carriers honest with regard to what you are entitled to when it comes to fair compensation for all of the damages you sustained in the accident.
Insurance companies have lawyers readily available to help them minimize the amount of compensation that they have to pay on legitimate claims. It’s rare that if somebody has a large accident involving perhaps millions of dollars in damages that insurance carrier writes a check. And over 25 years of representing motorcycles I have never seen them write a check without putting up a fight regardless of the facts of the case.  An attorney will work on your behalf to maximize your recovery.
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Why Is It Important To Have An Experienced Attorney?

If you go to an attorney because they are in your neighborhood, and maybe they also do divorces, real estate closings, and DWIs when they can get them. Your insurance carrier knows what your attorney is up to. They know how much experience they have. That probably will affect the value of your claim.
You go to an attorney that is experienced in the type of law that your case falls under. Your insurance carriers, the judges, the other lawyers they know that as well.
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Who Pays For The Motorcycle After An Accident?

When a motorcycle accident happens typically the injured rider has a lot of questions. They want to know who is going to pay for the bike? Who is going to pay for the medical bills? Who is going to pay for their loss earnings with regard to who is going to pay for the bike?
Typically, if the rider has his own collision coverage when he purchased motorcycle insurance that would be the first party that would pay for the damage to the bike. The rider might wonder why would I put the claim through my own carrier when I wasn’t at fault for the accident. Your carrier, the riders carrier will pay faster than the adverse vehicle’s policy then your carrier will get compensation from the adverse vehicles carrier, and they will divide up the claim depending on who’s fault.
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What Should I Do If I’m Injured From A Hit & Run?

When there’s a hit and run accident, typically there is insurance coverage that is available to pay the victim of the accident. A skilled attorney can go over the different avenues for compensation that are available under the particular facts of your accident. But, just because it was a hit and run accident does not mean that the claim should be abandoned.
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Accident Compensation

When a client is involved in an accident they come to us. We are dedicated to not just getting the money for their past medical expenses and their loss of earnings. We are looking at their future medical expenses, their future loss of earnings. What are they going to be like when they are eighty-five to eighty-seven? We want them to get compensation for that as well. If their life has been changed, and their quality life is going to be diminished in the future we need to get them compensation for that as well.
We will leave no stone unturned to get our clients the fair compensation they are entitled to. If you contact my office, you can speak with me and I will see this case through to the end. This is all I do, and you can call me up on weekends. I’ll answer your phone calls, and I’ll be there for you. Please call us we are available to answer your questions.
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Firm Overview

My father founded the firm in 1958 after returning from military service in Korea. He came up with the idea that he had seen people suffering from unforeseen circumstances, and if he dedicated the firm’s assets and legal expertise to representing these people and focusing on their needs firsts the success of the firm will follow.
We still follow those principles fifty years later, and our firm has been successful because of our focus on our client’s needs. We return our client’s phone calls, we are available 24/7, 365 days a year. I give out my personal cell phone number to all of my clients and I tell them they can feel free to contact me at any time. That’s what makes us different.
While we are a large firm with the assets to represent clients all over the world. We are still able to give our clients that personal touch. It’s our dedication to meeting our client’s needs that make us different. The insurance carriers they know that we have the assets, and the wherewithal and the fortitude to see the case all the way through to the end. I can’t guarantee what anyone jury will do. What I can guarantee is that we will be prepared. If you contact my office, you can speak with me. I will see this case through to the end.
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Xarelto

Xarelto was approved by the food and drug administration in 2011 as one of the newest blood thinning medications on the market. It was approved for the use in preventing pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and to prevent blood clots in people after they have had hip or knee surgery, and for treating people with atrial fibrillation where there’s irregular heartbeat.
Many doctors around the country are concerned because of reports of excessive bleeding by Xarelto users. These side effects can be debilitating and at times have even caused death.
If you or a loved one are experiencing side effects from the use of Xarelto or if you have lost a loved one unexpectedly, and you believe Xarelto may have been the cause please call us.
We are available to answer your questions. We have been involved in pharmaceutical litigations, and have been successful, and our prepared to work hard for you. If you have any questions. Please call us now. There’s no charge for a free consultation.
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Will My Health Insurance Coverage Limit My Recovery For My Motorcycle Accident?

Whether your insurance has to be paid back. Whether or not you can use your health insurance or another type of insurance depends upon on the individual state law and the type of plan you have regarding your individual health insurance.  A skilled attorney can help you to maximize your recovery to get your bills paid, and to get you back on the road as soon as possible.
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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.

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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.

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Ferry Disaster

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.