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Patchogue Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Skilled Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Patchogue, NY

patchogue motorcycle accident lawyersThe roads in and around Patchogue can be dangerous, particularly if you are a motorcycle rider. Accidents that involve motorcycles are often the most catastrophic in terms of injuries, which is why it is so important that you get in touch with a Patchogue motorcycle accident lawyer – you need to make sure that you receive the maximum possible amount of compensation for your collision.

Let Us Help You

Accidents can happen at any time and for any reason. That is why we have insurance, so that we know if we do become injured or our vehicles are damaged, then we are not left in financial difficulties. Unfortunately, more often than not, those insurance companies that we trust with our financial well-being will take steps to delay, diminish, or deny your payments – so you are left with the cost of repairing or replacing your bike, you have to pay for your medical bills, and you have to cover the costs of not being able to work.

At Palermo Law, we are here to help. Our Patchogue motorcycle accident lawyers will do whatever we can to make sure that you are not taken advantage of at this vulnerable time of your life, and we will hold insurance companies accountable for the compensation that you are due.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Patchogue area, then get in touch with a Palermo Law attorney today.

Motorcycle Accidents

The nature of motorcycles means that they are particularly vulnerable to collisions – and their riders can be at a high risk of sustaining significant injuries. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Weather conditions – an unexpected gust of wind, a sudden downpour, an unseen patch of ice: all these and more can result in the bike quickly becoming out of control and a collision occurring.
  • Road conditions – hitting a patch of gravel or dead leaves while cornering at speed can result in a major crash for the rider. Similarly, potholes, litter, and roadkill can all cause problems if they are not seen in time for the rider to safely avoid them.
  • Other drivers – motorcycles can easily fit into the blind spot of most other vehicles, and they can easily go unnoticed even when other drivers should be able to see them. This can result in drivers executing turns or lane changes, or even opening doors, right into the path of the bike.

The kinds of injuries that these incidents can cause are severe. Massive internal injuries, numerous broken bones, and long-term disabilities are all possible, and the associated medical bills can be astronomical.

That is why you need an experienced Patchogue motorcycle accident attorney like the ones at Palermo Law: we will help to make sure that you get the full amount of compensation possible for your situation, and that you are not left struggling for money for the foreseeable future.

Why Palermo Law?

At Palermo Law, we are proud to have served the people of this area for more than two decades, with a focus on personal injury law (including motorcycle crashes). Throughout those years,  we have refined our approach to make it as easy and pain-free for you as possible. Every case that our Patchogue motorcycle accident lawyers take is subject to our no-win, no-fee guarantee – if for some reason we are not successful in winning you compensation, then you do not have to pay for our services. We can also take on all the upfront and ongoing costs associated with your case, so there is no need to worry about yet another bill.

Our attorneys will take care of everything to do with your case. That includes collecting the appropriate evidence from the crash (witness statements, police reports, etc), communicating with the other parties involved, negotiating a settlement, and aggressive litigation where necessary. It is our firm belief that you should not be left out of pocket because of a collision, and we will do everything that we can to make sure that you and your interest are protected.

Do Not Delay

From the moment that the insurance companies are notified about your collision, there is an established, professional legal team working against you. They have one goal – to make your compensation as small as possible. They will employ a variety of tricks and loopholes to make this happen, including reaching out to you personally.

Insurance companies will try to speak to you under the pretense of looking to settle the case quickly and in your favor. However, the truth is that they are trained to ask you a series of questions that leads you into saying something that minimizes your payout. This is one of the main reasons that you need to get in touch with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Patchogue as soon as you are able to – we will be able to step in and make sure that any and all communication goes through our office, and that your compensation is not risked.

Your Compensation

When it comes to compensation for a collision, there are a number of factors that go into calculating how much you are due. There are the more obvious, concrete figures: how much it costs to repair or replace your bike, the costs of work that you have missed, and your medical bills. There are other costs as well, however, that are more difficult to work out – costs like the emotional stress you have been put through, and the value of any hobbies or interests that you can no longer take part in.

One of our first jobs as your Patchogue accident lawyer is to determine exactly how much we believe that a jury would be likely to award you in total. This figure is then what we work towards in negotiations, and what we would expect any settlement to be. If we feel that you are being low-balled or taken advantage of, then we will never accept the deal, preferring instead to take the matter to the courts to decide.

Who Is to Blame in a Patchogue Motorcycle Accident?

You may think that you are not entitled to any compensation as the incident was entirely your fault. The truth of the matter is, in New York State we have a law that allows for the blame in vehicle collisions to be shared among the involved parties. When this happens, the compensation amount is reduced by the amount of blame that is assigned to you, so for example if you are found to be 80% to blame for your incident, and the jury would have awarded $500,000, then you would receive $100,000 (80% of $500,000).

As you can see, even when you feel that you are to blame for the collision, the comparative fault law means that it can still be more than worth your time to pursue compensation.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Suffolk County

It doesn’t matter how safe a rider you are, you are always at the risk from the cars around you – which often tend to cause collisions.  Some of the common causes include the following:

  • A car doesn’t yield the right of way to the motorcyclist.
  • A car makes an unexpected left turn.
  • A car sideswipes a motorcyclist.
  • A car doesn’t see a motorcyclist in its blind spot and changes lanes unknowingly.

Of course, those are just a few ways that crashes can happen, but as you can see – they are vast in scope.  The unfortunate statistic here is that a staggering 98% of motorcycle accidents result in injury because riders simply don’t have the safety mechanisms that cars do.  There are no airbags, seat belts, or crumple zones to protect a rider.

Some of the common injuries that we see from motorcycle crashes include the following:

  • Fractures
  • Road rash.
  • Torn ligaments.
  • Sprains and strains.
  • Head injuries.

Choose Palermo Law For Your Patchogue Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Reach out to Palermo Law’s Patchogue motorcycle crash lawyers today to discuss the specifics of your case. We offer all of our clients a free, no-obligation consultation to get an understanding of your situation and start to build a roadmap to get you the compensation that you deserve – coupled with our no-win, no-fee guarantee there really is nothing for you to lose and potentially a lot for you to gain.