Little Italy, NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Throughout Little Italy and surrounding Manhattan neighborhoods, at least one motorcycle accident occurs daily on average. Even worse, hundreds of motorcycle accidents happen in Greater New York City each month. About one person dies every week from these incidents.

Have you or a loved one been unfortunate enough to experience a motorcycle accident? If the crash was even only partially someone else’s fault, you have the right to compensation. Learn more about motorcycle accidents and how our Little Italy, NY, motorcycle accident lawyers help you get justice.

How Can Our Lawyers Help You After a Motorcycle Accident in Little Italy, NY?

If you think you have a case, we’ll meet with you for free and get to know your situation. We’ll share which steps put you in the best position to get fully compensated for your injuries.

If you decide to work with us, we start intensely investigating the facts. We determine the cause of the crash and figure out who is to blame.

If necessary, we consult accident specialists who can reconstruct the events. Medical expert testimony may be necessary to prove the long-term effects of your wounds. With this information in hand, we can file an insurance claim and aggressively negotiate for you.

If the insurer or defendant won’t offer a fair settlement, we go to trial. Though this is rare, we are fully ready to fight your case in court to get justice. All along the way, we help you understand what’s happening and what to expect.

Little Italy, NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

How Much Is Your Case Worth?

You might try to find out how much your claim is worth online by looking for averages or comparing your accident to others. The reality is that getting an accurate figure is impossible to do without the specifics of your case. 

In fact, averages for payouts can never show you exactly what to expect. Part of the reason is that most accident claims end in a settlement instead of a jury trial. (That’s because settlements are much quicker and less costly for both sides.) 

However, these agreements are usually confidential. Therefore, you’ll have a hard time finding reliable statistics. What you can do is talk to our legal professionals to get a better idea of your case’s value by looking at the following factors.

Economic Damages

We start by helping you calculate the full extent of your financial losses. The at-fault parties should cover their portion of your medical care, both current and future. This includes any specialized treatments or therapy.

Additionally, your lost wages and income from caring for yourself and related matters after the accident are also recoverable. If your injuries affect your earning capacity, we’ll help you carefully calculate that as well.

Property damage is another thing you can recover. Keep invoices for the repair or replacement of your bike, equipment and other personal effects.

While economic damages are the easiest to figure, that doesn’t always make them easy to claim. You have to make a direct connection between these losses and your accident. Furthermore, there can be debate about how much future costs for medical bills or lost earning capacity may be. 

You have to get it right because once you accept a settlement, it is practically impossible to go back and renegotiate. With our help, you can confidently compute your full compensation and fight for it.

Noneconomic Damages

Your accident will likely cause mental, emotional and psychological harm that is hard to quantify. Your pain and suffering or diminished quality of life from disability or injuries are also recoverable damages.

If the accident negatively impacts your relationships, you can claim “loss of consortium.” This could be due to a change in your disposition, ability to care for the household or loss of sexual function.

As intangible losses, these are all harder to calculate. Our team understands the precedents and formulas to use to help you recover whatever is possible for noneconomic damages.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are also possible in motorcycle accident cases, but such a payout is rare. Courts award these payments as punishment to the at-fault party for deliberate, malicious or excessively negligent conduct. Examples include someone driving under the influence of illegal drugs or a transportation company that repeatedly violates safety standards. 

While New York places no caps on these damages, such payouts cannot be excessive. If you’re curious about whether your case merits punitive damages, feel free to contact us at Cellino Law.

What if You’re Getting Blamed for the Accident?

You shouldn’t accept any blame for the accident or even apologize for what happened. Even if you think you were responsible, there could be other factors that contributed to the incident that you aren’t aware of. However, even if you must accept part of the responsibility, New York’s pure comparative negligence laws don’t bar you from claiming compensation for someone else’s portion of the liability. 

As an example, suppose the evidence indicates that 20% of the liability falls on you for your injuries. However, 50% of the responsibility is on a manufacturer for a product defect, and the other 30% is on a negligent driver. 

In that case, you would recover 80% from the other parties for your damages. If your total losses were $100,000, you could get $50,000 from the manufacturer and $30,000 from the other motorist’s insurance for a total of $80,000.

No matter your case, we’ll do everything we can to help you get what’s fair. Remember, if we can’t recover compensation for you, you pay us nothing.

How Long Do You Have To File?

New York’s statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits is three years. If you’re filing for wrongful death after a motorcycle accident of a loved one, the timeframe is two years. However, if the case involves a local government entity, you have to file a claim within 90 days. In any situation, it’s better to take swift action to start collecting evidence and building your case. 

Get the Support You Deserve From Our Little Italy Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

After an accident, you don’t have to navigate your insurance and legal claims alone. We’re ready to stand by your side. Contact our Little Italy, NY, motorcycle accident lawyers at Cellino Law for help. 

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  • Cellino Law is an amazing firm with a great team. I worked with Greg Pajak and his assistant, Tracey Falconer. I cannot express enough how dedicated they are. The personal attention I received was excellent; they were always available to help with questions and concerns and put me at ease in the unknown territory I found myself in. I highly recommend them to anyone needing representation. A huge thank you to them for all they accomplished for me!

    Liane

  • Thank you for your help in settling the case of my father's accident. I could always count on you to answer my questions honestly and in terms I could understand. If all lawyers at Cellino Law are like you, I understand why they are an A-1 law firm.

    Bedner

  • I am so grateful for your expertise, patience, and perseverance which resulted with such a successful settlement regarding my car accident. I also want to let you know how impressed I was with you and your firm and I won't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs assistance from an accident. I truly appreciated your care and professionalism. Thank you again for your kindness and support

    Lisa

  • This is to express our gratitude to you and your team in helping us and Stephanie navigate through the legal process following her car accident. We are very satisfied with the outcome and grateful for your hard work and attention to details. We fell confident that with this compensation, Stephanie will be able to move forward with her studies and her life with the ability to care for some of her health needs resulting from the injuries sustained following her car accident. Thank you very much and may God continue to bless your efforts.

    Jose & Rose

  • Choosing the right attorney to represent you after an accident can make all the difference. This is no cliche. I recently experienced these words to live by first hand. After a tractor trailer rear ended me at high speed in 2017 I retained Allan Silverstein to handle my case. I quickly realized that bringing a lawsuit rapidly snowballs into a mountain of details that can make or break your results. Documents, case histories, doctor visits, bills, and lots of phone calls all need to be accurately kept track of if a successful outcome it to be attained. To complicate matters I reside in New York and the incident took place in New Jersey. Luckily, Allan was licensed in multiple states. I was fortunate to find Allan to handle this matter from the New York area. Armed with an accurate account of the facts Allan went to work on the difficult job of negotiating with the defending insurance company as well as my no fault carrier in order to obtain the best possible outcome for my set of circumstances. In a lawsuit communication is key and and events can be of a timely nature. Allan never failed to return my calls - usually the same day! He fought skillfully and respectfully to get me the best possible settlement. He is easy to deal with and a likeable down to earth guy. He always listened with compassion and respect to my issues. He guided me with objective understanding as well as a realistic analysis of the merits of my case. When we finally settled Allan got me a fair agreement beyond my expectations and negotiated with my doctors to make sure all my bills were paid. It was a great experience having Allan represent me. Quality work in any aspect of life is hard to find. Quality is what I got with Allan Silverstein. I highly recommend him if you find yourself in need of a personal injury attorney.

    Theodore

  • We'd like to thank you for all the assistance and time you spent on our case. Your professionalism and honesty will always be appreciated. The staff was always courteous and we were always impressed with your accountability. Your passion and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will you.

    Sarah