One of your first priorities following a motorcycle accident in New York should be to consult with a lawyer at our firm in a free, no-obligation consultation. Having effective legal representation can mean the difference between having your bike replaced and your medical bills paid for and losing your bike and paying thousands of dollars for the rest of your life. An experienced motorcycle attorney can often recover damages that can pay for medical bills, damaged property, loss of work and wages, physical therapy and many others.
When looking for a law firm to represent you there are several important things to take into consideration. Having ineffectual legal representation is the last thing you want at a moment like this. You should contact several law firms to get a feel for how the process works and what each individual law firm can do for you. You should avoid firms who try to charge you for a consultation or firms that pass your case off to other lawyers for a commission. You should always speak to a lawyer about your potential case and they should be clear about what they can and will do for you.
Your NYC motorcycle injury attorney should have significant motorcycle case experience as well. Many personal injury firms will accept any case they can without even having specific experience in that area. Other firms might have vehicle accident experience but lack the years of motorcycle-specific case knowledge. We have also seen clients who have come from other lawyers to our firm after finding that their own lawyers were biased against them for being involved in a motorcycle case.
While you can always pay upfront legal fees for a New York motorcycle accident lawyer, you should always be told about what will be owed from you for their services. Your lawyer should give you references for past clients in order to ensure that others have been satisfied with their representation. If your law firm is working your case on a contingent basis they should also be forthcoming regarding any additional fees or costs that you may incur as a result of your case.
An experienced and qualified lawyer should also have the resources available to handle extensive cases and investigations. They should have access to private investigators and other experts who can help build an effective case for you. Your lawyer's caseload should never be too heavy that they cannot effectively provide you with their complete attention.
The New York personal injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have years of experience in handling motorcycle collision cases. We are available for free consultations on any case. Most every motorcycle injury case we handle is done via contingent fees and there are never any hidden or extraneous charges to our clients. We have the extensive experience, staff and resources to handle any type of motorcycle injury case no matter how large or small.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of serious physical injuries following a motorcycle accident in New York, please contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP immediately. Our attorneys have been successfully representing motorcycle and auto accident injury victims since 1990, and recovering for them the monetary compensation that they deserve. You may be entitled to monetary damages for accident related injuries, as well as compensation for medical expenses, bike repair, and other costs. Contact us today at (212) 986-7353 for a free consultation.
Michael Fitzpatrick obtained a settlement for a 58-year-old man who was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by the defendant's vehicle exiting a driveway.
Kenneth J. Halperin represented a motorcycle driver in upstate New York who was ejected from his motorcycle when he ran over a patch of small rocks in a roadway, causing him to lose control of his bike.