Have You Been Injured In A Motorcycle Crash?
Riding a motorcycle in New York should be an enjoyable and freeing experience on a beautiful day, but it can also be dangerous when sharing the road with negligent drivers. A motorcycle operator’s chances of staying safe improve with the skills of the rider and use of protective safety gear, such as wearing a helmet and leather garments. But the rider still has little or no control over the actions of the rest of the traffic around them and are at risk for serious, life-changing injuries.
When in a crash, motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely to die compared to drivers and passengers in other vehicles. This means motorcycles can be the most dangerous form of travel on New York state’s roads and highways.
What To Do If You Are Injured In A Motorcycle Crash
Oftentimes, it is not the motorcycle operator’s fault when a crash occurs. There are a few actions to do in the event of a motorcycle crash. These are all important in giving yourself the best chance of winning your case and negotiating a fair settlement:
- Make sure a police report was taken at the scene.
- Gather contact information from witnesses.
- Preserve as much evidence as possible.
- Seek immediate medical treatment.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash and you believe that another driver was at fault, the skilled motorcycle injury attorneys at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, are here to fight for you.
Making A Case Against Negligent Motor Vehicle Operators
The most common basis of liability in motorcycle crashes is negligence. When it comes to motorcycle crashes, the negligence, irresponsibility and carelessness of other drivers put motorcyclists at risk for life-altering injuries. Some examples of common forms of driver negligence include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Not obeying traffic signs
- Improper left turns in front of the motorcycle
- Not utilizing turn signals
- Texting while driving
- Swerving through lanes
We help motorcycle riders with injuries to recover compensation for the damages they sustain as a result of the crash.
Act Before It Is Too Late
There is a limited amount of time to file a complaint in New York for motorcycle injuries after a crash. You must file your claim within three years of the crash, or within two years if the crash results in the death of the motorcycle operator in order to preserve your legal right to compensation. Act now and contact the motorcycle crash attorneys at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC in Syracuse by calling 315-413-7000 or sending us an email to make arrangements for a free case evaluation.