Riding a motorcycle offers enjoyment and a sense of freedom on the open road. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle also comes with risks, as motorcycles provide far less physical protection than automobiles and other vehicles. Thus, the injuries a motorcyclist sustains in an accident caused by a negligent driver tend to be much more severe, with some of the most traumatic injuries resulting in the death of the rider.
If you or your loved one has been in a motorcycle accident in Mount Pleasant, one of the first things you need to do is contact a motorcycle accident attorney. Recovering compensation for injury and associated damages is a complicated process, and many insurance companies will make it even more challenging.
Motorcycle accidents are terrifying by nature due to the gravity of injuries involved. When the negligence of another party causes these accidents, there are steps the injured person or their family can take to increase the likelihood of obtaining just compensation for their injuries. Take the following information into consideration if you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident:
Having as much documentation about an accident helps to build a claim with insurance companies that are known for making motorcycle insurance claims more difficult because of, among other things, their bias as to the supposed recklessness of motorcyclists. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we take personal injury cases very personally and have the experience to go up against biased insurance companies who challenge the claims of victims of motorcycle accidents.
Injuries can be deceiving, and more often than not, motorcycle accident injuries can be catastrophic. Even if you feel fine after an accident, you may have sustained injuries that you won’t feel until hours or even days later. The following are some of the more common injuries suffered by motorcyclists:
In addition to physical injuries, emotional injuries, which cannot be seen, can emerge which require care and treatment. If you have suffered injuries due to another driver’s negligence, we want to be your advocate and help you pursue your case, even if that means taking your case to trial. We want to hold those liable for their actions and get you the compensation you deserve after the trauma you have experienced.
There are numerous factors when attempting to figure out how much someone should receive after a motorcycle accident. If you were injured, you could seek financial compensation for damages to cover the cost of the following:
There are numerous factors that are taken into account when seeking compensation after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident. This includes the type of insurance coverage from both parties, the injuries and damages sustained and cutting through the red tape that some insurance companies have due to their biases against motorcyclists. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you navigate this complicated road.
IN New York, the statute of limitations for most (but not all) motorcycle personal injury claims against private (non-municipal) individuals or entities is three years. This means that in most (but not all) instances, a person injured (plaintiff) after a motorcycle accident has three years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit in court against the responsible party.
If the injured party waits more than three years to file the lawsuit, they lose their right to pursue the claim. If you or a family member was injured in a motorcycle accident, the lawyers of Lever & Ecker, PLLC understand what you are going through and can help you.
If you have been injured, are facing lost wages and your medical bills keep piling up, consider seeking legal representation, today. The personal injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC are committed to helping motorcycle drivers, passengers, and families of victims secure fair compensation for their injuries and damages. Our team cares, and no one should have to face the consequences of a motorcycle accident alone.
Contact us at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632 to speak with a legal representative about your case. We will answer all of your questions and help you through the legal process. You can also fill out our contact form. We are available nights and weekends and have representatives standing by for you.