When a motorcyclist weaves through other vehicles to avoid sitting in traffic,
the likelihood of an accident increases exponentially. Accidents caused
by lane splitting can cause serious injuries to both the motorcyclist
and other vehicles. As a result, individuals who have suffered an injury
due to a split lane motorcycle accident may have grounds for a lawsuit
against the party that caused the accident. At Queller, Fisher, Washor,
Fuchs & Kool, our New York
motorcycle accident lawyers represent injured motorcyclists as well as other vehicle operators who
suffered an injury due to a motorcycle rider's negligence. Our injury
attorneys have been handling auto accident cases for over 50 years and
will pursue maximum compensation for all of our clients.
Have you suffered a serious injury in an accident with a motorcycle? Was
the accident caused by lane splitting? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
For a free review of your legal options, call (212) 406-1700 or fill out our
case review form.
Can I File a Lawsuit for My Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Lane splitting is illegal in New York, meaning that any motorcyclist who
performs this maneuver may have acted negligently. As a result, any motorist
who has suffered an injury in an accident caused by a motorcyclist's
weaving in and out of lanes may have grounds for a lawsuit. In order to
have grounds for a lawsuit after a split lane accident, the injured motorist
must be able to prove that the motorcyclist caused the accident by weaving
in and out of traffic. Furthermore, the injured motorist must be able
to prove that the accident caused them either economic or non-economic
damages. In a motorcycle accident lawsuit, injured motorists can recover
compensation for property damage, lost wages, the cost of medical bills
uncovered by insurance, and pain and suffering.
Does a Motorcyclist Have Grounds for a Lawsuit After Being Injured While
While lane splitting is illegal in New York, it does not prohibit a motorcyclist
from receiving compensation in a lawsuit. If the accident and the subsequent
injuries sustained were caused by another motorist's negligence, the
injured motorcyclist may be entitled to compensation. For a motorcyclist
to have a valid lawsuit after being involved in an accident that occurred
while they were lane splitting, they must show they were riding carefully
and that their weaving through traffic was not the cause of the accident.
Motorcyclists who were injured while lane splitting may have grounds for
a lawsuit if the accident was caused by any of the following:
- Roadway defects
- Another driver was under the influence
- A motorist failed to signal while changing lanes
Victims of Motorcycle Accidents Shouldn't Hesitate to Contact an Attorney
After suffering a serious injury in an accident, motorcyclists and other
motorists should seek the counsel of a
personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Failure to file a lawsuit in a timely manner
could result in a conflict with the statute of limitations. The statute
of limitations is a law that specifies the amount of time following an
incident that a victim has to file a lawsuit. When an individual fails
to file a claim within the amount of time set forth in the statute of
limitations, they may be forever barred from receiving the compensation
they may deserve. At
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we understand the time constraints imposed by the statute of limitations.
As a result, we file all of our clients' claims in a timely manner
so they can get the compensation that will help get their lives back on track.
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. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will
review your claim to see how they may be able to help you.