Seaport, NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Have you or a loved one experienced a motorcycle accident in or near Seaport, NY? You’re likely wondering about how to recover physically, emotionally and financially.

When you need trusted legal representation for such a personal injury claim, reach out to Cellino Law Firm. Our Seaport, NY, motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to help you do whatever it takes to get justice. Learn more about local motorcycle accident claims and how we can help.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics for Seaport and the Greater New York City Area

Our local government takes traffic safety seriously. To call attention to the potential danger on the roads, the police department publishes motor vehicle collision statistics each month. These show that motorcycles experience a disproportionate number of accidents. 

Only 2% of registered vehicles in the city are motorcycles. However, 3.4% of the accidents citywide in March 2024 involved motorcycles. That percentage was the same when you consider just Seaport and Manhattan. Even worse is the fact that motorcycles account for 18% of traffic fatalities

Some may assume that these figures are because riders are unsafe. The reality is many of these incidents occur due to inattentive drivers or those who do not respect a rider’s right to the road. If someone else’s negligence caused your motorcycle injuries or those of a loved one, our legal team can help.

Seaport, NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

The Types of Motorcyclist Injuries We Represent

At Cellino Law, we aren’t afraid to take on motorcycle injury cases, despite the prejudices others may have against these fine-tuned machines. We understand that an accident can unfairly and permanently alter your life. 

We’ll fight for justice for injuries such as:

  • Internal wounds, including organ damage, punctured lungs and internal bleeding
  • Broken bones and hairline fractures
  • Spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Amputations, whether from the accident itself or that become necessary during treatment
  • Bruises, burns and abrasions from the impact

You or your loved one could also deal with mental or emotional trauma from the crash. These are damages that we will help you pursue in your motorcycle accident case in Seaport.

How Our Seaport Team Helps You

Books, TV shows and movies sometimes present representing oneself in legal matters as a noble endeavor any sincere person can do. The reality is that, like other important situations, getting professional assistance can make a significant difference in your outcome.

After the accident, your focus is primarily on restoring your health. You might not even be fully mobile yet. However, those initial hours and days after the event are crucial for investigating the accident and gathering evidence. 

Work with us, and we will take the lead in getting the proof that supports your case. After calculating the full extent of your losses, we file your claim. At that point, some back and forth with the insurance company is necessary to negotiate the highest possible payout. 

If the insurer or defendant refuses to offer a fair settlement, we take your case to the civil courts. This involves additional filing and rules to follow. All throughout the process we assist you and keep you informed about what’s going on while pursuing justice.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Seaport

Getting fair compensation depends on determining the causes of an accident and who is responsible. New York’s pure comparative fault laws mean you can bring suit against every party that contributed to your injuries. 

For that reason, you likely have a case against another motorist who was careless. Possibly the person got distracted or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

On the other hand, a property owner’s debris or vegetation could have caused an obstruction that played a role in the incident. Maybe even poor maintenance was a factor, making the city liable. If defective parts led to a malfunction and the crash, you could have a case against a vehicle manufacturer.

It’s a lot of legwork to determine all of the reasons for the accident and who to file a claim against. We go to bat for you and leave no stone unturned.

Typical Types of Seaport Motorcycle Accidents

The defense team or insurance company may try to convince you that the accident was somehow your fault. At a minimum, they will assert that you bear a heavier portion of the blame to minimize your payout. 

We’re familiar with every type of motorcycle accident and will represent you for cases involving:

Even if you had a hit-and-run accident, we can examine your case to find out how you can get compensation. Initial consultations are always free, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

How We Calculate the Full Extent of Your Damages

Getting the right figure for your compensation may not be as straightforward as you would hope. You need extensive documentation to prove each cent you’re due.

Medical Costs

Any bills for diagnoses, treatment and follow-up services that are a direct result of the accident are expenses you can claim. If the insurers dispute what future treatment will cost, we can get expert medical testimony to confirm those figures.

Lost Wages and Future Earnings

You can get compensation for the days that you missed work for your accident. You have to also consider and prove any future earnings you will miss out on. This includes your earning capacity if you can no longer engage in your previous employment or will not be able to advance in your intended career because of injuries.

Property Damage

You usually merit compensation from the at-fault parties for repairing or replacing your bike and other items that got damaged.

Injury-Related Expenses

You can also count any other expenses that you incurred because of the accident. Whether you need to rent another vehicle, use public transportation or pay for child care as a result, you can include these with your losses.

Noneconomic Damages

A motorcycle crash can cause immense pain, suffering, mental anguish and psychological trauma. We understand the formulas to calculate the fair amounts for these losses as well.

Protect Your Rights With Support From Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Seaport, NY

If you’re trying to recuperate physically and financially from a motorcycle accident, you don’t have to handle it by yourself. Let our experienced team at Cellino Law help. Contact us now for your free consultation.

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  • I am writing to let you know what an outstanding job George Gridelli did for me in my personal injury lawsuit. His professionalism and expertise were evident at our first metting and he and his paralegal Diane D'Andrea took care of me as if I was a friend and not merely a client. They both went above and beyond for me in so many ways that it would be too numerous to list and I am grateful to have had such an exemplary team represent me. When working with George and watching him in court he personified to me what a lawyer is supposed to be - an honest, extremely compentent man who helped guide me through the legal system. I could not have obtained better representation anywhere else at any price. To me that says a lot abut you and your firm's integrity. Thank you again for representing me and for having such stellar individuals working for you! I will continue to recommend your firm.

    Carol