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Port Chester Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle riders enjoy the exhilaration of riding in the open air and the freedom that comes with the open road. Motorcycles share the roads with other vehicles and trucks; however, motorcycles provide their drivers with far less physical protection than other types of vehicles. As a result, motorcycle riders are at a far higher risk of suffering traumatic injuries and fatal accidents.

Most states, including New York, have campaigns for motorcycle awareness and safety in sharing the road. Unfortunately, no amount of safety campaigns can completely eliminate unsafe driving, and negligent drivers from the roads. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Port Chester, contact a motorcycle accident attorney at Lever & Ecker, PLLC.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Port Chester

In a world where nearly everyone has a cell phone, distracted driving is more prevalent than ever. Distracted drivers will be less aware of motorcyclists, and they often do not see a motorcyclist until it is too late. Some common distractions that cause motorcycle accidents are:

  • Texting 
  • Talking on the phone
  • Internal vehicle distractions
  • Eating 
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Passenger distractions
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Traffic violations

Every person who drives a motor vehicle has the responsibility to obey traffic laws, practice safe driving, and remain aware of their surroundings. Negligent and distracted driving create unnecessary risks for everyone on the road, including motorcyclists. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, contact our Port Chester motorcycle accident attorneys. We will investigate your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Port Chester

Motorcyclists often suffer severe injuries after accidents because their only protection comes from the gear that they wear. After an accident, you should seek immediate medical attention, even if you do not think you are injured. Some injury symptoms may not surface immediately, but you will need to seek medical treatment right away. The following are common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), ranging from concussions to severe brain injuries
  • Broken/fractured bones
  • Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries
  • Road rash
  • Lacerations
  • Bruising
  • Internal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Other injuries requiring surgery

After a motorcycle accident, it is possible that only minor injuries will be sustained. Yet, even minor injuries can cause a great deal of pain and require medical treatment. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. The skilled attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC want to help you pursue your rightful compensation. Contact one of our motorcycle accident attorneys to help you navigate the legal process of filing a claim for your injuries. We want to help you hold the at-fault driver liable for their actions.

Damages Available for Motorcycle Accident Victims 

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming and confusing for victims. Navigating life after a traumatic event can force you to lose work and cause friction in your home life. A skilled attorney can help you seek financial compensation in the form of damages for your:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical treatment (past and anticipated future)
  • Damage to property
  • Lost income (past and anticipated future)
  • Disability
  • Mental anguish
  • Rehabilitation

In addition to the stress of recovering from your injuries, insurance companies can further complicate the situation by delaying, or even denying, your claim. Often, insurance companies will offer a low amount after delaying your claim, not offering you enough to cover all of the expenses you have incurred, and certainly not enough to compensate you for all of the damages you have suffered from the accident.

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC. We know how to handle the insurance companies and fight for the amount of damages you deserve.

Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Claim in Port Chester, NY

New York has a three-year statute of limitations for most (but not all) motorcycle personal injury claims against private (non-municipal) individuals or entities. This means that in most (but not all) instances, a New York motorcycle accident victim has three years from the date of injury to go to court and file a lawsuit against the responsible party (though that deadline may be much shorter in certain circumstances).

Every personal injury claim has different facts and circumstances. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC understand the complexities involved in a motorcycle accident case, and we will aggressively seek damages for their clients.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Port Chester, NY

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we take personal injury cases very personally. Our legal team is dedicated to helping motorcycle drivers, passengers, and families of victims seek the compensation they deserve after the traumatic effects of a motorcycle accident. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us for a free consultation at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632, or fill out our contact form. We understand what you are going through, and we are here to help.

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