Union Square, NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

A motorcycle accident can be one of the most devastating tragedies you may ever experience. If you or a loved one has gone through such a misfortune because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you deserve justice.

Find out how our Union Square, NY, motorcycle accident lawyers at Cellino Law can help you as you fight for fair compensation.

How Do Our Union Square, NY, Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help After an Accident?

Our team at Cellino Law is here to assist you during the trying time after a motorcycle crash. Even if the evidence seems to be clearly in your favor, you may have to confront an insurance company or defense team that argues aggressively against your claim. 

If you don’t have experience dealing with personal injury cases, you may quickly find yourself outmatched and accepting a lowball offer without realizing it. We know about the subtle tactics others could use to minimize your claim, and we use our extensive resources to counter their strategies.

We support you throughout the process by:

  • Helping you investigate and organize the evidence
  • Filing your claim and any legal paperwork for you
  • Negotiating with insurance companies or defense teams for fair and quick settlement 
  • Going to trial if the other side refuses to provide a reasonable offer
  • Keeping you informed about the process

Managing all of these steps is even more challenging while you’re trying to recuperate physically, financially and emotionally after a motorcycle accident. With our help, you can confidently fight for full compensation. 

Union Square, NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Union Square, NY?

No matter how cautious you may be as a rider, you cannot totally avoid the unsafe actions of others. Unfortunately, New York City and state officials have noted an alarming rise in motorcycle traffic accidents and fatalities. 

Motorcyclist accidents can occur because other drivers tailgate or don’t respect your bike’s space. This includes unsafe lane changes. A driver might quickly move into your lane without checking their blind spot and strike you. 

Furthermore, you have to be on the lookout for drowsy, distracted and drunk drivers. These motorists all have reduced reaction times that lead to accidents. Defective vehicles and parts are another reason for collisions. 

Whenever someone else is responsible for your motorcycle damage or personal injuries in Union Square, reach out to our team for help with your case.

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Change Your Life?

Things might never be the same after you experience a motorcycle accident. For starters, dealing with any immediate physical injuries and property repair or replacement takes time away from other important matters, including your career.

Of course, it is easier for you to sustain serious injuries on a motorcycle. You could end up with long-term impairment or a permanent disability. Such injuries could affect your ability to work or engage in specific recreational activities you love.

A motorcycle accident can also cause you intense mental or emotional anguish. Some people deal with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. You might even develop phobias or psychological conditions.

What Damages Are Available for Victims of a Motorcycle Crash?

When someone else unjustly causes you property loss, physical harm or mental anguish, you can sue them or file a claim with their insurance for damages. Liable parties should cover all of your medical treatment, surgeries, medication and rehabilitation that were necessary because of the accident.

Your lost wages and any loss of future earning capacity are additional damages. In this case, you’ll have to supply clear documentation of what you likely would have earned without your injuries.

Any harm that causes a loss of enjoyment of life or impacts your relationship with your spouse or partner (loss of consortium) is another set of damages you can claim. Work with our motorcycle accident lawyers to calculate and prove the full extent of your losses.

Who Is Responsible To Cover Losses That Result From a Motorcycle Accident?

Any parties that contributed to the accident can be liable for losses. Consequently, your claim could be against a person or various individuals and entities. 

Often, the first thing to check is driver error to prove another motorist’s level of fault. Keep in mind that if that motorist was on duty for a job, your claim would be against the employer. If the employer is a government entity, you would bring a claim against that agency. 

Additionally, one of the liable parties might not be a driver at all. A property owner may have created an obstruction on the road. For example, overgrowth from plants may have blocked road signs or the roadway itself.

Don’t forget that defective parts can lead to a collision. However, these product liability cases can be tricky because you have to determine if the responsible entity is the product designer, the actual manufacturing team or the seller. These are often separate corporate entities, which can complicate your claim.

Bear in mind that New York follows the standard of pure comparative negligence. This means that you can claim damages from all liable parties, no matter how small their portion of the blame is. You can recover your losses from others, even if a court or insurance company deems you to have 99% of the responsibility for the incident.

Also, New York’s no-fault laws do not apply to motorcycles, so you may not recover much from your own insurance company. Talk to us as soon as possible to figure out who you can hold responsible for your damages. 

How Long Do You Have To File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Union Square, NY?

You usually have three years to file a claim for a motorcycle accident in New York. However, cases against government entities require a claim within 90 days. In rare cases, you have longer than three years. 

Still, it is usually better for you to start preparing your claim promptly. This keeps you from losing any valuable evidence or testimony.

Contact Our Experienced Union Square, NY, Motorcycle Accident Lawyers if You Need Help

Our team of Union Square, NY, motorcycle accident lawyers is always ready to help you with a free consultation. We want to help you get justice for your case. Contact us today to find out what you can do to get justice.

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  • I can only say great things about my attorney Allan Silverstein. He is professional, he calls back right away, he keeps me informed, and makes me feel comfortable as this entire ordeal is stressful. I have total confidence in his ability to handle whatever comes his way. He is no nonsense and very good at his job. Thank you Allan... he is a true asset to the team!

    Mrs Steward

  • I really appreciated your determination and efforts on handling my case. You have done an outstanding job, and I am very satisfied with the outcome of the settlement. Thank you so so much John.

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  • Cellino Law and more specifically my attorney, Gregory V. Pajak, Managing Attorney, and as a whole the Cellino Law Firm and its organization. This is by far one of the most professional law firms and attorney I have ever engaged with and retained in my 35 years. The level of professionalism goes beyond words, the care and constant engagement with me as the client was touching. I was never ever just treated as simply a CASE with potentially a significant dollar number attached to my file. I was engaged regularly, Tracey (Ass’t) and Greg always made sure to remain constant, as well as consistent in overseeing that my case was handled properly and that it did matter in many ways - ensuring that the end result(s) would be fair and reasonable to my case/injury. The regular follow-up calls were very satisfying, knowing that you’re involved in your case matters significantly AND always. One of my main items to recognize Cellino Law and Gregory is that whenever I called, I was able to get through to speak directly to my Lawyer and he would answer any if not all of my questions in a very professional and genuinely caring manner. I always felt cared for and protected legally and more importantly, I was made feel as a human being that was being cared for and always keeping me abreast of all matters connected to the case. There was never a point I felt let down, on the contrary -the level of service was “STELLAR”. Greg is the consummate professional, a ‘role model’, if you will, for what other attorneys should strive to become when dealing with their clients.

    Anthony

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    Carol

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