When to Call a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
It is always in your best interest to contact a Long Island motorcycle injury attorney at Cohen & Jaffe as soon as possible after a serious accident. Our lawyers can assist you with a number of important issues in your life.
The major reason to get a lawyer involved right away is so the lawyer can deal with an insurance company on your behalf.
Do not be fooled with how pleasant an insurance adjuster might seem. The adjuster may seem interested in your health and recovery. All employees for insurance companies have been trained to try to get people to disclose information that undermines their case. You need to be careful about how you respond to every question you are asked.
Never provide a recorded statement to a claims adjuster without consulting a lawyer. You generally want to avoid expressing any opinions about your accident. You should limit any comments to the specific facts of your crash that are not in dispute, such as the date and time of the accident.
If the insurance company offers a quick settlement of the motorcycle accident, you should have a lawyer review the offer before accepting it or signing any liability release. Insurance companies often offer lowball settlements that sound impressive at first blush, but don’t come close to covering the accident victim’s medical bills and other losses. It is important to have an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer review any settlement offer and discuss whether the settlement offer is reasonable based on the facts of the accident.
Many motorcycle crash victims have difficulty paying medical bills and affording ongoing treatment for their injuries. Cohen & Jaffe may be able to contact your medical providers and get them to delay medical debt collection efforts while your injury claim is pending. You may be able to continue receiving treatment with the understanding that the medical provider would be paid from any settlement or court award that you receive.
A Cohen & Jaffe attorney can handle phone calls from insurers for you so that you will not have to worry about saying anything that jeopardizes your case. Our attorneys have experience dealing with insurance companies to negotiate a fair settlement that covers all costs you are facing because of your T-bone accident. Our legal team will be prepared to file a lawsuit if an insurer refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement.
Injuries Caused by T-bone Motorcycle Accidents in Long Island
A motorcyclist involved in a T-bone collision is at risk of serious injuries. Understanding motorcycle safety measures can decrease the number of bike crashes each year.
The State of New York requires all people riding motorcycles to wear helmets, and helmets can certainly help reduce the chances of serious head or brain injuries. They cannot, however, provide protection to the remainder of a person’s body. Most motorcycle accident victims are left exposed to significant harm.
The exposure of motorcyclists is dramatically different from the occupants of motor vehicles, who are often restrained and protected by very strong motor vehicle frames. The result is that people who are riding motorcycles can suffer severe injuries even in lower-speed crashes that result in no injuries for motor vehicle occupants.
Motorcyclists may be thrown from their bikes.
Possible injuries could include, but are not limited to:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head injuries
- Nerve damage
- Muscle strains
- Back injuries
- Burn injuries
- Neck injuries
Many T-bone motorcycle accidents can also result in fatal injuries. The family of a person killed in one of these accidents can have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Did you or a loved one sustain catastrophic injuries in a T-bone motorcycle accident in Long Island?
Do not wait to get in touch with Cohen & Jaffe
Stephen M. Cohen earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 1974 and founded our firm in 1980. Richard S. Jaffe volunteers as a Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-CC) and firefighter on Long Island. Our firm boasts more than a century of combined legal experience in personal injury litigation, and our record of success includes $300,000 recovered for a motorcycle accident caused by a large metal construction plate in the roadway.
Our Motor vehicle accident attorneys will fight for justice for you if you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist.
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