Have You or a Loved One Been Injured as a Passenger in a Motorcycle Accident?
It is important you understand your right to seek compensation against negligent parties. A motorcycle injury attorney is able to help you establish your claim. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, we are experienced motorcycle injury attorneys who can get you the compensation you deserve in New York. Give us a call at (212) 986-7353 to get in contact with one of our attorneys and get your legal claim started.
Motorcycle Passenger Accidents
Motorcycle riding is a convenient form of transport and thrilling recreational activity, but it doesn’t come without its risks. Motorcycles are infamous for their sheer amount of accident involvement and injury causation. Although motorcycles make up only 3% of all registered vehicles, they account for 14% of all traffic fatalities. Whether riding solo or with a passenger, these statistics present a grim reality for motorcycle users.
Passengers are no exception to these consequences and often find themselves severely injured after a motorcycle accident. Motorcycles are far less stable and less visible than other vehicles in New York, leading to potentially very significant accidents. Injuries sustained by passengers can lead to a whole range of expenses, including lost wages and significant medical bills. Along with this, passengers of a motorcycle accident tend to experience non-physical pain and suffering.
Common Injuries Suffered by Motorcycle Passengers
Motorcycle passengers are much more exposed than passengers in other closed vehicles, leading to a whole range of injuries that can be suffered. These injuries can be wide and far-reaching.
Common injuries suffered by motorcycle passengers include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other internal injuries
- Lower-extremity injuries
- Road rash
- Fractured and broken bones
- Biker’s arm
What Should I Do After Being Involved in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you have been involved as a passenger in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you seek assistance from a medical professional. Your personal health and safety should be the main priority. Even if your injuries seem minor, it is possible that very serious injuries can manifest at a later time. Having your injuries diagnosed and treated as soon as possible also means that you have formal evidence that may be useful in refuting legal claims.
Along with this evidence, it is wise to record any other evidence that you possibly can. This may include photos or videos of the accident itself or any of your injuries sustained from the accident. It is also wise to record information on everyone involved in the accident, such as their name, phone number and address. Look out for anyone that may have also witnessed the accident as this could be a crucial part of your legal claim. You should then get in contact with emergency responders in New York. An accident report will be undertaken which may be useful in your legal claim.
Can I Seek Compensation for the Accident?
As the passenger of a motorcycle involved in an accident, you have the right to seek compensation for losses you suffered as a result. By filing a personal injury claim, you can hold the liable parties responsible for the accident. Those liable could include the driver of another vehicle, the driver of the motorcycle, the motorcycle manufacturing company, or even the motorcycle’s mechanic garage. In a personal injury accident claim, you can receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Get in Contact with Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP Today
The most important thing for you to do after being involved in a motorcycle crash is to seek out an experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney. Establishing your legal claim may seem like a difficult process, so get in contact with Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP today. We are experienced personal injury attorneys who are able to investigate your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. Call (212) 986-7353 to get in contact with a New York motorcycle injury attorney now.