Auto accidents and motorcycle accidents are the leading causes of personal injury in the state of New York. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is 15 times more likely to die in a crash than a passenger in an automobile accident. Because motorcycles lack the physical protection of a car and are often difficult to see, motorcyclists are more susceptible to injuries from other vehicles on the road, debris from road construction, potholes, inclement weather and manufacturing defects.
New York ranks sixth in the nation in the number of licensed motorcyclists. Each year there are more than 5,000 motorcycle accidents statewide, and at least 200 of those ended in death.What to do if you are in a motorcycle accident and want to pursue litigation:
Statistically, motorcycle accidents are usually the fault of the other driver, and not the motorcyclist. This is largely due to the fact that motorcycles can be difficult to see. A good personal injury attorney will be able to make sure that you, the motorcyclist, are fully compensated for injuries caused at the fault of the other driver. The results of a motorcycle accident can be devastating, and at GarberLegal we understand that victims are often left with serious injuries, large medical bills, and death. At GarberLegal we work hard to make sure that our clients feel whole and returned to normalcy, as much as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact Garber Legal to learn more about your legal rights and options. We will be more than happy to evaluate your case during a free and confidential consultation to determine the best way to pursue your claims while protecting and maximizing your legal interests.