New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
You Need Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you are reading this, you have probably already experienced the pain of a motorcycle accident in New York and the injuries that follow. Our motorcycle injury lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your physical injuries, property damage, and more.
If you have suffered severe injuries or lost someone you love in a serious motorcycle accident, attorneys with experience handling personal injury cases that include motorcycle accident claims can make a big difference to your future. We have handled injury cases across Long Island, New York City, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester and beyond.
Speak with our attorneys, and see if our motorcycle accident law firm can help you collect fair compensation for your injuries. We want you to get the financial compensation you deserve.
How Do You Find the Right Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
Choosing a motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you after a serious accident can be an overwhelming process, especially if you are trying to recover from your injuries.
However, many things can help guide your decision. For example, at Alonso Krangle, LLP, we:
- Focus our practice on representing injured victims
- Have been handling personal injury claims for decades – all types, but especially motorcycle accidents and car accidents
- Offer a free case evaluation to personal injury victims so we can discuss the facts and merits of your case with no risk or cost
- Work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until you win your personal injury lawsuit or receive a settlement
- Take steps to ensure our clients feel comfortable with us and confident that we are working hard on their behalf
- Know and communicate with every client by name, not a file number
- Fight for you, to get you the result you deserve
Let your search for a motorcycle accident attorney start and end at Alonso Krangle, LLP. We focus 100% of our practice on fighting for victims of serious accidents, not defending insurance companies or other large corporations.
Our Lawyers Will Handle the Insurance Companies So You Can Focus on Your Recovery
Insurance companies know that injured motorcyclists and family members are usually under pressure after a serious accident. The injuries are often so severe that it is impossible to return to work. Head trauma, spinal cord damage, neck and back injuries can result in a lifetime of pain and medical treatments.
It doesn’t take long after the accident occurred for household and medical bills to pile up. Insurance companies know you need money and will do everything they can to persuade (pressure) you to accept a low-ball settlement amount. The other driver’s insurance company and your own insurance company want to save money, even if it is at your expense. They have lawyers working for them. You should too.
Our lawyers know how to handle insurance companies, so you don’t have to. We can make sure that you receive fair compensation – an amount that reflects the true nature of your injuries, along with lost income, pain, and suffering.
Letting our attorneys handle the insurance adjusters and the insurance companies’ lawyers allows you to focus on the important things – recovering from your injuries and taking care of your family.
What Can You Expect From Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers?
Our lawyers can listen to the story of your crash, review your medical records, assess your injuries, gather and review evidence. We may also spend time visiting the accident scene, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing police reports. These steps can all help us determine how your motorcycle accident lawsuit might develop and the compensation to which you might be entitled.
We can determine what party was negligent or reckless and caused your accident and motorcycle injuries. We can then begin building your injury claim and making sure we have what it takes to prove that someone else caused your motorcycle crash.
For example, the elements of negligence include a duty owed by an individual or other entity, a breach or violation of a duty/responsibility, and injuries suffered as a result. Lastly, there is causation – did the breach of duty directly cause your injuries?
Our motorcycle accident lawyers can help determine who owed a duty, how they breached it, and how it resulted in your serious injuries. Then, we can determine the best way to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
When Should You Call Our Accident Attorneys?
You should Alonso Krangle, LLP as soon as possible if you have experienced the following:
- You got hurt, or a loved one suffered fatal injuries in an accident involving a motorcycle
- You are unable to pay for medical bills or household bills which adds stress to your already difficult situation
- Your injuries cannot be easily treated and require surgery, assistive devices, nursing care, home health care, or modifications to your home
- You have lost wages from work, might lose future income, and need help with your financial situation
If you were in an accident. or someone you love was, call us today for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can begin working to recover compensation that can help you and your family.
You Might Have Some Questions If You Are The Victim Of A Motorcycle Accident
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, we represent many victims who have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accidents occur more frequently than you might think, and although every case is different, many injured bikers and their family members have similar questions.
Turn to us for the answers. We can help you through these challenging times. Below are several of the frequently asked questions we encounter with motorcycle accidents:
Am I Entitled To File A Lawsuit After My Motorcycle Accident?
A motorcycle accident can lead to a personal injury case if you or a loved one was hurt because of some other person’s negligence.
Negligence occurs when someone fails to do something which their duty requires, resulting in harm to another. For example, the driver who rear-ended you at a red light might be negligent for not paying attention to the road and causing your injuries.
In a motorcycle accident case, there are various factors to consider when determining if someone was negligent or not. Someone must have owed a legal duty of care and have breached that duty in some way. There must be evidence to prove that your injuries were directly related to the other party’s negligence. You might be able to prove the person was being reckless or careless and that you experienced injuries as a result of their actions.
A personal injury lawyer will gather evidence from the scene of the accident and conduct an independent investigation into what happened. Expert testimony may also be obtained regarding issues such as whether the other driver was speeding or under the influence or negligent in other ways.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident and are considering filing a civil lawsuit, call us today for a free consultation. We will be happy to help you understand your rights and make sure that they are protected.
Who Can I Sue After My Motorcycle Accident? Who Might Be Responsible For My Injuries?
It is important to understand who can be held liable after a motorcycle accident. In some situations, it may not be so clear whether you should file a lawsuit. Our attorneys can investigate the facts and details of your case and make this determination for you.
If your motorcycle crash was caused by a driver who was negligent, you might be able to file a civil lawsuit against that person. This driver might include someone who ran a red light and hit you or someone who rear-ended your motorcycle because they were driving while distracted.
In some cases, a motorcycle rider may file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of their motorcycle or its parts. There might have been a defective part or design defect which caused your crash. For example, if your brakes malfunctioned and caused you to lose control of your motorcycle, you might be entitled to file a civil lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Can I Sue a Municipality?
It is sometimes possible to file a claim against a governmental agency if it was responsible for causing your accident.
For example, if your accident involves the negligence of a city bus driver or occurs on government property, you might have a claim against the city. Sometimes, construction workers hired by a municipality are negligent, and their negligence results in accidents. You may also have a claim against a municipality in this instance.
Sometimes, however, a governmental agency may be protected from civil lawsuits under state laws. We can tell you if you have a claim against a municipality after your motorcycle accident.
Can I Settle My Motorcycle Accident Claim Out Of Court?
When people file claims for compensation after motorcycle accidents, they don’t always end up in court. In many cases, a personal injury claim results in an out-of-court settlement. Insurance companies are often willing to settle claims to avoid the expense and time it takes for them to go to court and defend their case.
As we said above, insurance carriers want to spend as little as possible, which is why they usually pressure victims to accept less than they deserve.
But, with our experienced motorcycle accident attorney in your corner, we can settle your claim out-of-court for a fair amount. We can withstand the pressure to accept less than your injuries warrant.
We can negotiate a settlement that is fair to you and your family and can make a real difference in your recovery.
What Damages Can I Collect?
Damages from a motorcycle accident case can include actual losses and injuries which directly resulted from the accident and the negligence of another party.
Damages can include:
Medical expenses – medical expenses can include doctor’s bills, hospital bills, the costs of medication, surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing assistance, assistive devices, modifications to the home, and more.
Lost wages – lost wages include money you lost from missing work after your accident. This can include the time you missed to recover in addition to the time you must take for medical appointments.
Loss of future income – if your injuries are severe, you might not ever be able to return to work. You might be able to collect the value of what your income would be if your injuries did not prevent you from working.
Property damage – this is the cost to replace items damaged in your accident, such as your motorcycle.
Other compensation can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and in rare cases, punitive damages.
How Much Is My Motorcycle Injury Case Worth?
If you are seriously injured, you must speak to our attorneys about the damages to which you might be entitled. Every case is different. There are no guarantees that after you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will receive a specific amount.
Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can, however, help you understand what compensation might be available and what your losses are. We can evaluate what you deserve based on the severity of your injuries and the fault of the negligent party.
We can also gather evidence and records of your medical expenses, loss of income, pain, and suffering, and any other types of financial losses that have resulted from the accident. Then, we can determine what might be a reasonable and fair amount to expect and proceed with a plan to secure your compensation.
What Should I Do After Getting In A Motorcycle Accident?
- First of all, you need to make sure that everyone is safe and out of harm’s way. If anyone is hurt, call 911 for an ambulance. Call the police anyway to get someone on the scene so you can file a police report.
- If you are able to, take pictures of any property damage to your vehicle and others involved in the accident.
- Get the insurance information of everyone else involved in the crash
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including the roadway, weather conditions, and surrounding areas.
- Take pictures of all injuries.
- Get the names and contact information of all nearby witnesses and anyone involved in the accident.
- Find out how to obtain a copy of the police report
Then, get in touch with our personal injury attorneys so we can start building your case.
What Are Common Types of Accidents that Involve Motorcycles?
The most common types of motorcycle accidents involve cars and motorcycles sharing the road.
For example, many motorcycle accidents involve a car pulling out in front of a motorcyclist (such as out of a parking space) or hitting them from behind.
For many motorcyclists, road conditions can also cause them to crash or slide. These conditions can include road hazards such as potholes, uneven pavement, gravel, sewer grates, ice, wet leaves, and debris.
What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Accidents that involve motorcycles occur for all the same reasons that car crashes and truck crashes do. Often, it is because someone is negligent or reckless.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- violating another traffic law like running a red light, ignoring a stop sign, or failing to signal while changing lanes.
- driving while distracted like texting, talking on the phone, or doing anything that takes your eyes off the road or other vehicles
- driving while under the influence of illegal drugs or excessive alcohol
- driving under the influence of over the counter or prescription drugs
- driving while tired
- poor weather conditions
- poor road conditions
- defective vehicle parts
It doesn’t take much to have an accident, especially on crowded roadways. More often than not, someone’s negligent behavior is responsible for your injuries after a motorcycle accident.
What Are Some Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Motorcycle accidents can be very traumatic. After all, there is almost nothing protecting a motorcycle rider from the road or the elements. A helmet can only do so much.
There are many injuries that motorcyclists can suffer in an accident, even one that is considered “minor.”
Some common injuries we see after an accident involving a motorcycle include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- skull fracture
- brain damage
- neck injuries
- permanent paralysis
- temporary paralysis
- spinal cord injuries
- back injuries
- burn injuries
- road rash
- broken bones
- internal bleeding
- soft tissue damage
- fatal injuries
- immediate death
If you or a family member experienced any of these injuries after an accident, call our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, for a free consultation. Let us help you obtain the maximum damages allowed by law.
How Much Time Do Motorcycle Accident Victims Have To File Personal Injury Claims in New York?
In New York State, there is a filing deadline called the “statute of limitations.” This means you have a very specific amount of time from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit and be eligible to receive compensation. We can’t know how much time you have until we hear about your case.
Please, to make sure your legal rights are protected, don’t wait to call.
Do I Really Need A Lawyer For My Motorcycle Accident Case?
The short answer is yes. You should have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side as soon as possible after an accident. Your attorney can help protect you and your rights. It can also ensure that your case is handled in the right way from the start. They understand the tactics of the insurance companies to pressure victims to take a low-ball offer, or a fast settlement that leaves a tremendous amount on the table.
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, we want victims of accidents to receive the maximum compensation allowed. We work tirelessly to make this happen.
In What Ways Can A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Our motorcycle accident lawyers will counsel you on your legal rights. We can help you recover damages for your injuries through negotiation or litigation. We can assess the situation, determine who is likely responsible for your injuries and damages, and develop the legal strategy to pursue recovery.
We investigate your case, obtain documents, medical records, and interview witnesses. We have access to experts who can help us prove the facts of your accident and the extent of your injuries. These are all a necessary part of ensuring you receive compensation that fairly and accurately reflects the nature of your injuries and losses.
It is our ability and willingness to stand up to large insurance companies that serve our clients well. We are not afraid to go the distance for you and your family.
What is The Value of Hiring Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP?
We have extensive experience handling motorcycle accidents in New York and all the resources you need to build a strong personal injury claim.
Don’t let any insurance company put pressure on you to accept less than you deserve. Let Alonso Krangle, LLP, fight for your rights after a motorcycle crash results in a serious injury to you or someone in your family. It can make a big difference in the outcome of your claim.
Our law firm offers its services on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay us until you win your case.
Call Alonso Krangle, LLP if You Suffered Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
Were you in a motorcycle accident? Did a motorcycle accident result in serious neck injuries, broken bones, or brain injuries to you or a family member? Do you think someone was negligent?
Motorcycle crashes often result from the negligence of someone other than the injured victim. If so, shouldn’t the at-fault driver or other party be held responsible?
We think the answer is yes. This is why our accident attorneys offer a free case evaluation to injured motorcyclists and others who might get hurt in a motorcycle crash.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Call 800-403-6191 for a Free Case Evaluation
If you want an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, look no further than the law firm of Alonso Krangle, LLP. Our law firm represents clients in motorcycle accident cases and nearly every other type of personal injury lawsuit.
Call us today at 800-403-6191 to schedule your no-risk consultation and find out if you can file a motorcycle accident claim.
Let Alonso Krangle, LLP help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and costly medical bills after suffering injuries after a motorcycle accident. We don’t want an insurance company make you feel like you should take less than you deserve. We want you to get what’s fair.
Find out more about filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit by calling 800-403-6191 now.