I Had a Motorcycle Accident: What Should I Do?
What Should I Do After An Motorcycle Accident?
As the weather warms up and the world opens back up again, there is a measurable increase in motorcycle-related accidents throughout the state of New York.
According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research located at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College, the number of people killed in fatal motorcycle crashes rose 53 percent from 2019 through 2021. While the final numbers for the last year are not complete, the same report recorded that 204 people were killed in 198 crashes involving motorcycles last year. By comparison, in 2019, 133 people were killed in 132 crashes*.
Nearly 90,000 people are injured in motorcycle accidents yearly. These accidents are traumatic and can have lasting physical, financial, emotional, and psychological effects on those involved. The risks involved with riding a motorcycle daily are exponentially higher than those for drivers and passengers in other motor vehicles. Open exposure to the elements, road conditions, distracted drivers, and unexpected road hazards all contribute to the precariousness of time spent on the road. While drivers in cars and trucks are safeguarded by safety restraints, airbags, and framework, motorcyclists are not nearly as protected. This vulnerability can result in painful injuries, expensive vehicle repairs, time lost from work, emotional damages, catastrophic injuries with substantial medical expenses – and death.
The time immediately following a motorcycle accident can be muddled and confusing. Insurance companies may make hasty offers based on their perception of liability, which seldom benefits the motorcyclist. Serious physical injury sidelines work and daily life riders with little understanding of anticipated recovery time and return to activity. Losses of both the motorcycle and the rider’s protective gear add up quickly, and repair to the motorcycle can be both slow and outrageously expensive.
Hire a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident
The experienced, professional legal team at Daniella Levi & Associates will help you. You are our main concern, and our immediate focus will be on your physical and medical wellbeing. We will assist and support you through communication with medical professionals, hospitals, and insurance companies. When necessary, we will provide you with our specialized partners which will conduct a complete investigation, reconstruct the events of the accident, and reveal the evidence necessary to establish liability. We will enlist the services of trusted and dedicated accident reconstruction experts when necessary, using photos, eyewitness accounts, security cameras in the area, dashboard camera footage, and written statements.
From your first visit, we’ll work with you to determine the liability – or responsibility – of the parties involved. We will reconstruct and analyze the conditions that led to the accident in order to acquire the maximum compensation for the damages you’ve sustained. If the accident involved a hit-and-run driver, we will pursue the driver and establish liability. We understand that without a responsible party with which to make a connection, you could find yourself paying for expensive out-of-pocket repairs or without a vehicle entirely. Our mission is to make you – and your vehicle – whole again.
If there were eyewitnesses, other drivers, or passengers who observed the collision, their testimonies could be invaluable in proving your case. Photographs of the scene of the accident, weather reports from the time and place of the event, and proof of the conditions at the time of impact such as traffic congestion, time of day (sunrise/sunset), pre-existing accidents in the immediate area – can all be contributing factors to the successful outcome of motorcycle accident lawsuits.
If you were injured in the accident, seeking immediate medical attention is critical for your health and well-being, and may establish a crucial foundation for your lawsuit. It is essential that you obtain all medical records, x-rays and scans, laboratory results, and a long-term prognosis from all of your treatment visits to complete the scope of the damages you have sustained. We will work with your medical professionals to evaluate the necessity of future care you or your passengers may require, whether physical, emotional, or psychological. Pain and suffering are very real consequences of traumatic accident/injury cases, and the importance of these expenses should not be overlooked. We will ensure that your best interest is represented with the insurance companies throughout.
We will further communicate with the repair shop and insurance company to see that all of your motorcycle headaches are quickly and completely remedied. The accident was not your fault, so why should the damage to your motorcycle be your burden? There is no reason for you not to be made whole as a result.
Insurance providers specialize in settling claims quickly, and their main pursuit is doing so as inexpensively (to themselves) as possible. If you are contacted directly by the other party’s insurance company, we ask that you refer them to your professional law team at Daniella Levi & Associates. We will not hastily settle your claim, nor will we settle for less than you are entitled to. It is our job to communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf, and we take our job seriously.
We understand the many consequences and outcomes of motorcycle accidents and injuries, and the long-term and sometimes permanent consequences which can place you and your family in financial hardship. At Daniella Levi & Associates, we are uniquely qualified to assist you with your motorcycle accident injury claim. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to a motorcycle accident, call the dedicated professionals at Daniella Levi & Associates today.
*Statistics include passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
About Daniella Levi & Associates P.C.
After a serious accident, many people are in desperate need of the financial support that comes from a successful result of their personal injury claim. To ensure that you have the best chance at obtaining the compensation you deserve, your lawyer should be just as invested in your case as you are.
At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., headquartered in New York City, we believe strongly in upholding the rights of accident victims. We are dedicated advocates for our clients, fighting, and using every available resource, to obtain the compensation they deserve.