Getting Injured Bikers (and Their Families) the Money They Deserve
If you, like many New Yorkers, love the thrill and freedom of driving a motorcycle, getting into an accident has probably been one of your worst nightmares for a long time.
So what do you do when that worst nightmare comes true?
Motorcycle accidents are extremely common. In fact, bikers are at a higher risk of serious injury or death in a traffic accident than any other motorist.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take your motorcycle out on the road. You have the same right to be there as every other driver, and they each owe you a duty of care.
Unfortunately, people don’t always look out for motorcycles like they should. In fact, the majority of motorcycle accidents in New York are caused by other people’s careless driving.
If you or a loved has been injured or killed in one of these terrible crashes, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation from the at-fault drivers and/or their insurance companies.
O’Connor & Partners is a Hudson Valley personal injury law firm with extensive and specific experience in New York motorcycle injury claims, from negotiating an out-of-court settlement with insurance companies to litigating before judge and jury at trial.
In fact, our Kingston motorcycle accident attorneys have successfully negotiated multi-million-dollar settlements for injured bikers right here in the Hudson Valley.
We have helped many motorcyclists and their families get meaningful financial compensation — even after the insurance companies initially tried to give them far less money than they deserved.
When you hire O’Connor & Partners, we bring more than 150 years of combined legal experience to the table, not to mention a long track record of results.
So before you accept an offer from an insurance company, give our office a call. We’ll give you a free and confidential case consultation with absolutely no obligations — and if we think we can help you get more money, we can take your case on a contingency basis, meaning it won’t cost you one penny up front and you’ll only have to pay us a fee if we succeed. Contact O’Connor & Partners today.
How Do Motorcycle Accidents Usually Happen?
Some motorcycle accidents are caused by the same kinds of everyday driver negligence as ordinary vehicle crashes:
- Distraction / Texting while driving
- Drugged or drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Running red lights or stop signs
But there are also certain bad habits by other drivers that put motorcyclists at special risk. These include:
- Making left turns in front of oncoming motorcycles (studies show that drivers have a harder time judging a motorcycle’s distance and traveling speed)
- Opening a parked car door into a motorcycle’s path without first checking the mirror
- Changing lanes abruptly without checking blind spots (because motorcycles often travel in blind spots)
- Displaying road rage toward bikers (the result of a bad attitude that many drivers feel toward motorcyclists)
Defects in the motorcycle itself, or negligent maintenance by a mechanic, might also be to blame.
There is no excuse for any of these things. O’Connor & Partners can help you get to the bottom of what caused your crash and whether someone else’s negligence played a role. Our attorneys can even work with accident investigation specialists to uncover key details that might make a decisive difference in your case. Please contact us to talk about the circumstances of your situation.
What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Injuries in New York?
Common injuries in Hudson Valley motorcycle accidents include:
- Road rash
- Concussions / traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Whiplash / soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Disfigurement, disability, or paralysis
Wrongful Death in New York Motorcycle Accidents
Sadly, fatalities are not uncommon in motorcycle crashes. If your family is grieving the loss of a loved one after an unexpected accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant financial recovery under New York wrongful death law.
The Kingston motorcycle accident attorneys at O’Connor & Partners have extensive experience in handling these sensitive and challenging claims. We offer support, compassion, and a thorough command of the law. Let us shoulder the burden of fighting for meaningful justice for your loved one so that you can focus on grieving, healing, and spending time with your family.
Schedule a Free Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim Review
O’Connor & Partners is a law firm determined to win. We fight hard to get our clients’ real justice. We don’t look for the fastest, easiest way out of a case. On the contrary, our mission is clear: demand full compensation, explore every effective legal strategy, pursue your claim aggressively, maximize your recovery, and get you every penny possible.
Let us fight for you and your family. Remember: we will not charge a fee unless we get you money first. Get started with a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. Simply contact us online or call (845) 303-8777 today.