Binghamton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you are a motorcyclist who has been involved in an accident, it’s likely that you have suffered serious personal injuries. Motorcycles don’t have the structure that other motor vehicles provide to protect occupants in a crash.
Many motorcyclists are harmed because other drivers have been careless or reckless. Motorcyclists have the same right to the roads – and the right to be compensated if another driver causes an accident that hurts them.
About Our Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, can work to help you seek justice if you or a family member has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s carelessness. Obtaining the compensation you deserve after a motorcycle accident is likely to require filing a personal injury claim. We represent motorcycle accident victims in Binghamton and throughout New York’s Southern Tier.
Our firm’s commitment is to provide quality legal services while treating each client with care and respect. We will work together to decide whether it is better to fight a case in court or pursue a settlement in order to obtain the financial recovery that you deserve.
Contact our Binghamton motorcycle accident lawyer online today or call our office for a free consultation. Our responsibility is to help you in your time of need. We return all calls every day, usually within the hour – even on weekends. We will fight for you!
How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
The firm of Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has the experience and resources to help you seek compensation for the injuries you suffered in motorcycle accident that was someone else’s fault.
- We are prepared to fully investigate your motorcycle accident to determine what really happened and who should be held responsible for your losses.
- We can help you secure the proper medical treatment you need to recover from your motorcycle accident injuries.
- We can consult with economic experts to calculate the full extent of your losses, including lost income and diminished earning capacity, as well as medical and rehabilitation expenses.
- We can deal with the insurance companies, courts and others involved in the matter while you focus on your health and your life.
Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has earned a reputation for getting results for people who have been hurt in motorcycle crashes in Binghamton and elsewhere in New York’s Southern Tier. He is prepared to assist you right now.
Getting our firm involved early could greatly help your motorcycle accident case. Not only can we make sure no deadlines are missed, but we handle the crucial legal and evidentiary issues, while you focus on your health and recovery. We are proud to have the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, the premier peer review rating service for attorneys. Our achievements are based on our personal commitment and dedication to those we represent.
Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Many motorcycle safety programs, including the New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s SafeNY program, focus first on other drivers sharing the road and watching out for motorcycles and motorcyclists.
An influential study titled “Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures” (or simply called the “Hurt Report” for its author), says about 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle, which is most often a passenger car. In two-thirds of these accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle’s right-of-way and caused the collision.
Intersections are the most likely place for a motorcycle accident, with the other vehicle not only violating the motorcycle’s right-of-way, but often violating traffic controls (stoplights and stop signs, for example) as well, according to Hurt.
“The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents,” Hurt says. “The driver of the other vehicle involved in [a] collision with the motorcycle did not see the motorcycle before the collision, or did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision.”
Common causes of motorcycle crashes include:
- Turning left into the path of an oncoming motorcycle
- Changing lanes into a motorcycle
- Pulling out of an intersection, driveway or parking lot into the path of a motorcycle
- Tailgating a motorcycle
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Other forms of reckless and careless driving
Types of Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says motorcyclists are about 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash, and five times more likely to be injured.
The SafeNY program says there were 5,336 motorcycle accidents in the state in a single recent year. Of these accidents, 4,550 (85 percent) resulted in personal injuries to 5,180 people, and 168 resulted in a total of 171 deaths.
Injuries to a motorcyclist involved in an accident may include, for example:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Bone fractures
- Ankle and knee injuries
- Back injuries
- Deep cuts that cause permanent disfigurement
- “Road rash,” a type of abrasion and bruising caused by contact with pavement
- Burn injuries
- Internal injuries and bleeding
Investigating a Motorcycle Accident Claim in New York
Even the most visible and safety-conscious motorcyclist can be injured in an accident caused by another motorist’s negligence. When this happens, motorcyclists may have a right to compensation for their losses, including money for medical expenses, property damage and lost income, as well as for their pain and suffering.
Resolving a claim usually requires a detailed investigation of the motorcycle accident. Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, works with accident reconstruction and economic experts to help prepare persuasive cases that show what happened in a motorcycle accident and the compensation the victim deserves.
Developing a legal claim can be complicated and time-consuming. New York law imposes deadlines for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit after a motorcycle accident. It is best to get started on your case as soon as possible.
Contact Our Binghamton Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Binghamton or anywhere in New York, and you believe someone else was at fault, contact Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, today for a free review of your case. You may be eligible for compensation to help you with medical expenses, property damage and other losses.
Our motorcycle accident lawyer and investigators can thoroughly examine your motorcycle crash. If the evidence shows that another driver was at fault, we can, with the help of accident reconstruction and economic experts, develop a convincing case that shows what happened and the compensation you are due. Then we will be ready to negotiate with insurance companies or go to court to seek the maximum compensation you are entitled to recover.
There is no charge for an experienced Binghamton motorcycle accident lawyer at Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, to review your case and explain the legal options available to you. Every case is different, and although we cannot guarantee the outcome of yours, experience counts. We have a successful track record and a commitment to obtaining maximum compensation for our clients.
Submit our online contact form today to set up a free, no-obligation meeting to review your case