Committed Pearl River lawyers seek compensation for injured riders
Whether you're touring through scenic Rockland County or wending the streets of New York City, riding a motorcycle comes with heavy risks. Most accidents result in significant injuries and a large number are fatal. When negligence by drivers of other vehicles is responsible for causing motorcycle accidents, the lawyers at Orak & Associates, PC in Pearl River, New York help riders obtain financial compensation for physical injuries and property damage. Our knowledgeable and experienced legal advocates represent riders hurt on roads in Rockland County and New York City.
Determined attorneys assist clients with insurance claims and civil lawsuits
Unlike drivers of other vehicles in New York, motorcycle riders are not covered by the no-fault insurance law and therefore cannot seek reimbursement from Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Riders can carry their own first-party coverage voluntarily, but if they do not, and they are injured in an accident, they must seek recovery from other parties responsible.
During settlement negotiations and in court, our experienced attorneys assert the value of long-term accident expenses, including lost wages and pain and suffering. We aggressively pursue the compensation our clients need and deserve.
Dedicated Rockland County legal team works to prove fault of other drivers
In many collisions of cars and motorcycles, the car driver may be partially or completely at fault. Accidents may result from a host of causes, such as:
- Following too close — When traffic slows, a car that fails to keep a safe distance from the motorcycle may cause a rear-end accident, resulting in serious injuries.
- Unsafe lane changes — A driver who did not check his blind spots might change lanes directly into the path of a biker, giving the biker little or no chance to avoid a collision.
- Distracted driving — A motorist who is texting, rubbernecking or rummaging in a glove compartment might fail to see a motorcyclist who would be apparent to a responsible driver.
- Inexperience — Drivers who lack experience or are unfamiliar with certain roads and terrains may have control problems or may make mistakes about yielding, giving the right-of-way or otherwise sharing the road.
Liability for causing an accident may be shared by the manufacturer, seller or installer of a defective or worn-out part or system such as brakes, tires and steering mechanisms. If the accident was caused by hitting an unavoidable pothole or crevice in the roadway, liability may be shared by government agencies responsible for road maintenance.
Regardless of how fault for an accident is apportioned, our lawyers will stand up against insurance companies and defense counsel to ensure that you receive fair and adequate compensation.
Contact accomplished Pearl River motorcycle accident attorneys for a free consultation
The personal injury lawyers at Orak & Associates, PC in Pearl River, New York represent victims of motorcycle accidents in Rockland County and New York City. To schedule a free initial consultation with our firm, call 917-216-8819 or contact us online.