Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Here in Utica, NY and across Central New York, we have a great motorcycle community. Granted, the weather doesn’t always permit motorcycle season to last as long as many would hope, but that doesn’t stop motorcyclists from going out and making the very most out of motorcycle season. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents do occur, and the lack of structural support (i.e. roof and doors that offer protection to car and truck drivers) and protection for motorcycle riders makes the risk of getting seriously injured or killed even higher. Oftentimes, even if the motorcyclist has used every safety precaution possible, they are vulnerable because of their size, or their visibility may be limited by glare or obstructed by other cars or trucks on the roadway.
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Some of the more common ways for a collision with a motorcycle to occur are as follows:
Intersection Accidents – An accident can occur when a driver disregards traffic signals and right of way safety rules, such as STOP signs or YIELD signs, making intersections a dangerous place for motorcyclists.
Left Turns – This type of collision occurs when a motorcycle or another vehicle on the road makes a left-hand turn. Oftentimes, drivers fail to see the motorcycle’s turn signal when the bike is turning left. In other instances, drivers mistakenly turn into the motorcycle when the car they are operating is making a left-hand turn.
Merging Vehicles/Lane Switching – In this situation, a car begins to merge over into another lane on a highway, however, the driver is not paying enough attention and does not see the motorcycle. Even if a car driver checks their mirrors before moving lanes, a motorcycle can be difficult to spot and may be in the driver’s blind spot.
Speeding and Reckless Driving – Speeding and reckless driving are also common causes of motorcycle accidents. These accidents can occur when either motorists or motorcyclists are driving aggressively, speeding, driving distracted, or tailgating the vehicle in front of them.
Inclement Weather/Hazardous road conditions – In New York, in the spring, summer, and in the autumn with falling leaves, weather conditions can change suddenly, and create slippery road surfaces. Or, there can be crumbling roads, potholes, uneven pavement, loose gravel, or debris on the roadway due to road construction. Due to their smaller size, motorcycles may have less stability than a car or truck and become more susceptible to unsafe road conditions than other vehicles on the road.
Drunk or Impaired Driving – Alcohol or drug use is another contributing factor in many fatal motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle accidents are often tragic and can result in serious personal injuries, including:
- Head injuries, concussions, and permanent brain damage caused by being ejected from a motorcycle and hitting the roadway.
- Biker’s arm, which is permanent nerve damage in the upper part of the body caused by landing on one or both arms during a crash.
- Road Rash after a rider is ejected from his or her bike and slides along the pavement or gravel.
- Broken neck or back, resulting in quadriplegia or paraplegia caused by blunt trauma;
- Broken Shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, pelvis, legs, ankles, or feet caused by violent impacts with hard surfaces such as a car, roadway, median or guardrail.
- Facial disfigurement, or other severe and deep lacerations leading to permanent disfigurement.
These life-threatening injuries can result in the inability to work and costly medical bills. A motorcycle accident attorney will be able to help you navigate through a motorcycle lawsuit to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Brindisi, Murad & Brindisi Pearlman as your Motorcycle Accident Lawyers?
Here at Brindisi, Murad & Brindisi Pearlman, should you or a loved one ever get injured in a motorcycle accident, we want you to know that we have your back. Our personal injury law firm has handled hundreds of motorcycle accident cases across New York State and we are skilled Utica motorcycle accident lawyers.
If someone in your family has been killed or hurt in a motorcycle accident by the recklessness or negligence of someone else, feel free to call us for free legal advice. We will fight tooth and nail to get you the compensation that you deserve.
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