New York City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer – Serving Motorcycle accident clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Metro Area
If you need an attorney’s advice about your rights after a motorcycle accident anywhere in the five boroughs or on Long Island, The Pryor Law Firm is ready to work with you. With offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Nassau County, we are convenient to clients throughout the region. And if you can’t come to see us, we’ll visit you at home, in the hospital or wherever and whenever it is convenient.
Contact us for a free consultation. There is no legal fee charged unless we win your case. We never charge our clients a dime while we investigate and present damages claims for motorcycle accident injuries. Our ability to advance the expenses necessary to get your case ready for settlement or trial can help you recover the compensation you need even in the most complicated cases.
Unfortunately, most motorcycle accidents result in broken bones and other significant injuries. In those rare cases, however, where there are no broken bones and the injuries sustained are “soft tissue” type injuries, motorcycle riders have a major advantage over car accident victims in personal injury claims. Unlike car accident victims, motorcyclists do not have to prove that they suffered a “serious physical injury” before they can recover money damages for their pain and suffering (“non-economic loss”) associated with their injuries. As such, certain types of injuries have a much greater settlement value in a motorcycle case as opposed to a car accident case and you need an experience attorney who knows the difference.
Understand Your Rights When They Say It’s Your Own Fault
Another problem that often comes up in motorcycle accident litigation is the issue of comparative fault. Drivers who hit motorcyclists often argue that the motorcycle rider caused the accident, so that driver shouldn’t have to pay for the injuries and damages suffered by the motorcyclist. Unfortunately, some people have unfair and biased opinions about motorcycles and those who ride them and they may be quick to assume that the accident was the fault of the motorcyclist. You have the same rights on the roadways as everyone else and The Pryor Law Firm will help make sure that your rights are protected, that you are treated fairly by the insurance company and that any jurors selected for your trial are fair and open minded about motorcyclists.
Under New York law, an injured person who is partly or even mostly at fault still has the right to recover damages from someone else whose negligence played a role in causing the accident, but the amount of the recovery will be reduced accordingly. For example, if your losses totaled $100,000 but your share of the fault was found to be 20 percent, you would still be entitled to collect $80,000 for your injuries. As such, even if you were partly at fault in causing your accident, you still have a case if the other driver was also at fault.
Dependable Client Service for Severe Injury Claims
Because motorcyclists are exposed to the risk of direct contact with a colliding vehicle, high-impact contact with the road surface and such additional hazards as lacerations, friction burns and amputation, the injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents tend to be severe.
No matter how badly you were hurt, however, an insurance company will need to be convinced of your ability to prove your damages at trial before it will make you a fair settlement offer.
With almost 25 years of trial experience, New York motorcycle accident attorney Kenneth A. Pryor knows how to investigate, prepare and present personal injury claims of all kinds. If your case goes to trial, this experience will help convince the jury of your right to a fair amount of payment. Better yet, once the insurance company understands that your lawyer knows how to handle the evidence in disputed injury claims, your chances of a fair settlement improve significantly.
Injured in Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx? Call 855-HURT-855 (855-487-8855)
The Pryor Law Firm, LLC, helps people with many kinds of personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the New York metro area, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County and communities as Garden City, Uniondale, Hempstead, Roosevelt, Freeport, Levittown, Valley Stream, Laurelton, Rosedale, Valley Stream, Massapequa, Lindenhurst, Hauppauge, Deer Park, Ronkonkoma, Selden and Huntington.