As a motorcyclist, it can be heartbreaking to find out that the serious injuries you've suffered are because of a text message. Family members of a wrongfully killed biker often feel the weight of this loss even more. If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, or if someone you love has died in a motorcycle accident, contact us to see if you have a case against the responsible parties.
Call a top New York motorcycle accident lawyer at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353 for a free consultation.
For an injured biker or family members of a deceased biker to get compensation for damages after the accident, there must be proof you weren't at fault for the crash.
In accidents caused by texting or phone calls made while driving, cell phone records are often used to show the other driver was on their cell phone at the time of the crash. We will also use medical records, witness testimony, and experts to reconstruct the accident scene.
It's important to remember that no matter how clear-cut your case may be, insurance companies will attempt to offer you a much lower settlement amount than you might need. Insurance companies might even prolong or reject a legitimate claim. The attorney for the individual or entity that you're taking to court will be building a case against your claims. By making sure you have extensive evidence to build and prove your case, you'll be better prepared to face the challenges presented by the other party.
Having an attorney on your side experienced handling motorcycle accident cases will make a big difference. For many bikers, this is their first time dealing with insurance adjusters and the civil justice system. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we provide all our clients with our knowledge and insight into these types of cases. Let us fight for your legal rights.
Far too many distracted drivers underestimate the damage that one text can cause. Texting while driving has the power to change a biker's life. Based on the details of a particular crash, a biker injured because of a negligent driver texting may receive compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings
- Medical expenses
- Other related damages
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients for a positive case outcome. To determine whether you have a claim or lawsuit and what the best steps for your specific situation may be, contact our NY personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.
We can be reached 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.