If you sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, you could benefit from putting your case in the hands of our Glen Oaks motorcycle accident attorney. They can collect vital evidence, speak with witnesses, and file your claim and/ or lawsuit on your behalf. Our firm fights for the compensation our clients deserve.
Motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause severe, life-altering injuries. These accidents often have more significant consequences than passenger car accidents. While the drivers of passenger cars enjoy many protections, including seat belts and airbags, the same is not true for motorcyclists.
Our Firm Could Help You in Every Aspect of Your Queens County Injury Case
The guidance of our firm could be invaluable in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. When you rely on our team of attorneys, you can move forward with peace of mind knowing that we will work tirelessly to help you get fair compensation for your injuries. You should only have to worry about your recovery. We’ll take care of the heavy lifting.
Some of the ways we could help include:
Investigating the Nature of Your Accident
Developing a negligence claim typically starts with investigating how the accident occurred. This could begin with a thorough review of the police report as well as an interview with you.
Our attorneys will evaluate your case to determine how the accident occurred and who was responsible.
By the end of the investigation, our attorneys could advise you on the at-fault parties, our theory of negligence, and a plan for pursuing compensation on your behalf.
Serving as Your Advocate
For many people, the thought of dealing with an insurance company after an accident can be daunting. Our firm could remove that stress by dealing with insurance companies and lawyers on your behalf.
Not only could we serve as your advocate, but we could work to resolve your case through a negotiated settlement as well.
Preparing You for Court Appearances
Our goal is to resolve your case in a way that secures fair compensation without the need for lengthy litigation or court appearances. When appearing in court is necessary, our firm will do the work necessary to simplify the process and prepare you for what to expect.
In the meantime, we will work to resolve your case through a settlement so that you never have to appear in court at all.
Advising You on Your Legal Options
You have many decisions to make during a personal injury lawsuit, and our team could guide you on each of them. We can advise you if a settlement offer is reasonable.
Our team could also give you insight into what to expect if a lawsuit becomes necessary.
Complying with Legal Deadlines
There is a limited amount of time to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Glen Oaks. According to CVP § 214, you generally have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit.
Our team could help you comply with this legal deadline, which is known as the statute of limitations.
No-Fault Insurance Laws do not Apply to Motorcyclists in New York
The drivers of cars and trucks are protected by something known as New York’s “no-fault” insurance rules. Under these rules, drivers must carry no-fault insurance that will cover their medical bills and replace some of their lost wages in an accident. These benefits pay out in short order, making it possible to get necessary medical treatment without delay.
The drawback is that no-fault insurance rules prevent many drivers from pursuing a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. The lack of no-fault insurance has benefits and drawbacks for motorcyclists. Riders miss out on up to $50,000 in coverage for their medical bills and lost wages, particularly when they are at fault for the collision.
On the bright side, riders can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This could lead to more than just coverage for medical bills or lost wages available through a no-fault insurance claim.
There Are Different Types of Compensation Available for a Glen Oaks Motorcycle Accident
Settlements for motorcycle accident injury cases can differ substantially, even when the facts of the case are similar. This is because every motorcyclist faces different financial, emotional, and physical hardships in an accident.
Some of the types of compensation that might be available to you include:
Your medical expenses could be significant following a motorcycle accident, even if your injuries seemed minor at first. Your injury case should cover more than just the cost of emergency treatment following an accident.
It could also provide compensation for your physical therapy, pain medication, and surgical procedures, among other things.
Missing work is a common consequence of motorcycle accidents. If you are too hurt to return to your job, it could cost you weeks, months, or even years of income.
A personal injury lawsuit could help you recoup the wages you missed out on due to your injury.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering compensation is often based on the extent of your medical bills. Damages for physical pain and suffering are an important part of a personal injury lawsuit.
You might also be entitled to financial compensation for any property that was damaged in the accident. Typically, this involves damage to your motorcycle.
You might be entitled to recover damages that would compensate you for the cost to repair or replace the motorcycle.
Talk to an Attorney on Our Team About Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Taking on a personal injury lawsuit alone is an avoidable risk. A single error during your case could dramatically impact your financial recovery. Our Glen Oaks motorcycle accident lawyer could help you avoid these pitfalls while building the strongest case possible.
Let the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP help you pursue a favorable outcome for your motorcycle accident injury case. From negotiating a settlement to pursuing litigation, our team is ready to help you get the fair recovery you deserve. Dial (516) 358-6900 for a free consultation with a team member. We want to learn the facts of your case and get to work.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Glen Oaks, call 516-358-6900