Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The nature of motorcycle accidents and the susceptibility of the rider
to sustain severe injuries such as broken bones, scarring, head traumas
and amputations means that not only does a different set of legislation
govern this area of vehicular accidents but that also an experienced attorney,
who is well versed with the process, is required in order for the claim
to be successful. Following a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn, an injured
rider may undergo significant financial hardships by virtue of the medical
costs of the procedures and the loss of current and future wages. At Queller,
Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool our Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyers
are committed to alleviating this financial burden and seeking out the
justice that you or your loved one deserve.
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn? Was your accident
the result of another driver's negligence? If so, you may have grounds
to file a lawsuit. To get a better idea of your legal options, give us
a call at 212-406-1700 or contact us online.
Legislation Governing Brooklyn Motorcycle Accidents
According to New York State law, motorcycle drivers are required to purchase
insurance in case of an accident resulting in injury. Riders are expected
to purchase an insurance plan that covers up to $25,000 per person injured
in any one accident, $50,000 in case of the death of the respective person
involved in the accident and $100,000 for the deaths of two or more individuals
in an accident. Individuals may also purchase a supplemental UM/UIM insurance
plan that provides up to $250,000 per person injured in a car accident
and $500,000 for two or more persons injured. Consequently, individuals
who may have sustained injuries due to a motorcycling accident are eligible
to be compensated by their insurance plans.
Because the New York No-Fault statute does not apply to motorcyclists,
they are not entitled to the medical and lost wage benefits that motor
vehicle accident victims can collect, irrespective of which party was
responsible for the accident. The exemption from the No-Fault statute
also means that motorcyclists are not subject to the “serious injury”
clause the statute entails. Consequently, injured motorcycles have the
ability to bring a lawsuit against the negligent party for injuries sustained
that would normally not meet the “serious injury” definition
as outlined by the statute.
Steps That Should Be Taken By Injured Motorcyclists Following An Accident
Following an accident, injured motorcyclists should take the following steps:
- Immediately alert the police, or the respective appropriate authorities
about the occurrence and the details of the accident.
- Go to see a doctor for a physical examination, irrespective of the nature
of the injuries.
- Relay the occurrence of the accident and its corollary results to the insurance company.
- Get in touch with an experienced Brooklyn motorcycle accidents attorney,
so that your rights are protected and you may be awarded the compensation
Distinctive Differences Between Motorcycle Accidents Litigation and Car
Because motorcyclists do not have the benefit of the No-Fault coverage,
in such cases it will be essential to prove that the other party was negligent
in carrying out its actions, thus providing grounds for a valid lawsuit
and compensation for property damage and injuries sustained.
Issues of adequate insurance coverage are a pivotal point in motorcycle
accident cases. Unlike other vehicular accidents, motorcyclists are likely
to suffer greater damages such as catastrophic injuries or even death.
Consequently, motorcyclists are permitted to obtain uninsured/underinsured
(um/sum) insurance benefits. In the case that you are in an accident with
an uninsured vehicle or one that does not have adequate insurance coverage,
you then have the ability to bring a claim against your own insurance
company. Insurance coverage issues such as these can be discussed in detail
during your first free consultation.
How Can a Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Queller, Fisher, Washor,
Fuchs & Kool Help You?
The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool are excellent
litigators who have over fifty years of experience dealing with the many
and varied types of motorcycle-related accidents. Due to extensive preparation,
knowledge and a well-renowned reputation, our attorneys have a history
of sustained success securing our clients favorable verdicts and settlements.
In the event that the case is taken to trial, we have a thorough understanding
of the process and utilizing aid from jury consultants we attempt to pick
the most objective jury so that individuals with preconceived biases about
the recklessness of motorcyclists are not allowed to serve.
Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to accidents caused by distraction
and inattention on behalf of other motorists. These include instances
where vehicles are guilty of improper turns, unsafe lane changes and failure
to correctly yield the right of way. In other cases, motorcycle accidents
might be the result of the actions of other vehicles even though there
was no ultimate contact. In such cases, motorcycles, in an attempt to
avoid contact with a careless driver, might instead risk colliding with
another vehicle or object. Additionally, other environmental factors such
as slippery or defective roadways, debris in the road and animals crossing
the road may also cause Brooklyn motorcycle accidents. Working with an
attorney who is familiar with these types of accidents exponentially increases
your chances of success. Additionally, such actions involve devastating
physical injuries and so it is advisable to work with an attorney that
has experience in litigating all types of personal injury cases. To ensure
the efficiency and the accuracy of the process our firm retains a variety
of experts, including, but not limited to, medical experts, economists,
life care plan experts and other specialists, to work on the case and
provide their respective relevant opinions so that your case gains the
legitimacy it deserves.
In order to maximize their potential compensation, clients should contact
an attorney at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool today. Victims
may be compensated for any current and potential wages lost due to injury,
medical bills and pain and suffering. In the case that the victim’s
injuries were fatal, the family may also file a wrongful death lawsuit
on the victim’s behalf in order to receive compensation for any
damages sustained by the victim and his or her family.
It is imperative that you contact our office immediately to avoid any conflict
with the statute of limitations. According to this statute, injured persons
only have a certain amount of time during which they can bring forth their
lawsuit against the negligent party. After this time has lapsed, victims
are forever barred from securing compensation that they rightly deserve.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we understand the time constraints
associated with the statute of limitations and process all our cases in
a timely and efficient manner in order to avoid any conflict.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we have been successfully
defending the rights of accident victims for over fifty years. We understand
how to prove negligence and how to secure adequate compensation so that
our clients’ suffering is slightly alleviated. If you have suffered
an injury in a motorcycle accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
To see if you have a valid case, fill out our contact form or call (212) 406-1700.