Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, especially on New York City streets. If the driver of a passenger car or truck drives too close to a motorcyclist, a collision and serious injury may occur.
At Goldberg Sager & Associates in Brooklyn, our lawyers have nearly 60 years of combined experience serving the needs of injured motorcyclists and their families. We have a thorough understanding of personal injury law, and we know how to move cases forward quickly and effectively.
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After a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you seek medical attention; even minor injuries should be looked at by a skilled physician. Your next step is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Attorneys who focus on assisting auto accident victims have handled cases similar to yours and can provide you with an honest assessment regarding your chances of obtaining a settlement or verdict.
Some form of negligence causes most motorcycle accidents. Below is a list of the most common causes of motorcycle collisions:
- Tailgating: Tailgating any vehicle is dangerous, but tailgating a motorcycle can be deadly. Basic safety rules caution drivers to keep a safe distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them. Motorcyclists need just as much room as other vehicles — if not more.
- Sideswiping: Being much smaller than other vehicles on the road, motorcycles can be difficult to spot, especially when a driver is changing lanes. If a motorcyclist is in a car's blind spot, the driver may not detect the motorcycle until it is too late.
- Speeding: Speeding on a motorcycle greatly increases your chances of a collision and catastrophic or fatal injury. To prevent injury to yourself and other motorists, obey traffic laws and signs and slow down. If you suffer injury due to the actions of a speeding or reckless driver, contact our firm.
- Drunk driving: Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cost you your license, your freedom and even your life. Drunk and impaired drivers have blurred vision and slowed reaction time and may not be able to avoid hitting a motorcyclist.
Whether you ride your motorcycle for enjoyment or simply as a cost-effective means of transportation, you deserve justice if a negligent driver causes you injury. With the help of a skilled attorney, you can file a claim to collect just compensation.
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Sustaining a motorcycle accident injury can cause stress, frustration and both physical and emotional pain. Our team of attorneys can assist you on your road to recovery. If you cannot come to us, we will meet with you in your home or hospital to discuss your claim. Contact Goldberg Sager & Associates today to discuss your case.