Bronx Lawyers You Can Trust for Help After a Motorcycle Accident
More than 35 years representing injured New Yorkers
You may love the feel of the wind at your back, but you sacrifice your safety when you ride a motorcycle. While drivers and passengers in a car or SUV are shielded by the metal frames of the vehicles they’re in — as well as by built-in safety features, like seat belts and airbags — motorcyclists are protected only by the clothing they wear and their motorcycle helmets. Motorcyclists’ lack of protection significantly increases the chance that they will suffer a serious injury or fatality in the event of a motorcycle accident. James Newman, P.C. has been helping accident victims collect fair and full compensation for their injuries for more than 35 years. Our goal has remained the same for two generations — supporting clients as they recover physically, emotionally and financially from undue injuries.
Motorcycle accidents can result in catastrophic injury or death
Although all bikers are required under New York law to wear helmets, they remain vulnerable to bodily injuries that their helmets cannot prevent. Indeed, motorcycles are inherently dangerous — and as they become more powerful, they have the potential to cause more damage. Consider the fact that the most powerful motorcycles — those that are 500cc and above — make up more than 40 percent of all motorcycle accidents despite being a smaller percentage of bikes sold, and it’s easy to see how speed and power play a role.
In 2012, nearly 6,000 motorcycle crashes occurred in New York, resulting in 173 fatalities and causing serious injuries to 5,820 people. In most cases, motorcycle accidents are caused not by the motorcyclist, but by other negligent or inattentive drivers on the road. After a motor vehicle crash involving a bike that results in injury or death, the lawyers at James Newman, P.C. support clients by investigating the circumstances of the accident, determining the causes and identifying the parties responsible. We’ve advocated for motorcycle accident victims injured in a wide variety of negligence-related situations, including the following:
- Drivers cutting motorcycles off or changing lanes too quickly
- Drivers following too closely
- Drivers ignoring proper lane distance
- Drivers attempting to share a lane with a motorcycle or pass a motorcycle within a single lane
- Truckers failing to pay attention or falling asleep behind the wheel
- Failing or defective vehicle parts
- Reckless drivers ignoring street signs and other traffic signals
- Unreasonable weather remnants, debris, liquid spills or other road conditions that pose an increased safety threat to motorcyclists and are not addressed properly by officials
Negligent driving and product defects can cause numerous additional hazards, leading to collisions or spinouts, or even forcing a biker off the road. At James Newman, P.C., our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers offer unparalleled support to injury victims and families of those who lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident. We also handle cases involving mopeds, scooters, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and other recreational vehicles.
Talk to Bronx, NY lawyers who care about your recovery
At James Newman, P.C., our attorneys have worked with victims and their families for more than 35 years. If you were injured, or if someone you love was injured catastrophically or killed in a motorcycle or recreational vehicle accident, we know how to help you obtain the coverage to which you are entitled. To schedule a free initial consultation and review your case with our skilled attorneys, James Newman and Kyle Newman, call 718-823-3122 or contact our law firm online today. We are easily accessible by car or public transportation.