Riverhead Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Skilled Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Riverhead, NY
Driving a motorcycle around Riverhead can be dangerous, and every time you take your bike out you run the risk of getting into a collision. The accident can result in injuries that range from a few scrapes and bruises right the way up to massive long-term injuries and disabilities. If you have been injured in an accident in or around Riverhead it is essential that you call an established, experienced Riverhead motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as you are able.
It is the only way you can be sure to receive the full compensation that you are due.
Get Your Own Legal Team
Accidents happen all the time, and particularly so on motorbikes. The injuries that you could sustain in this type of collision could be life-changing – even a relatively minor crash can result in internal bleeding and broken bones. If that happens to you, you might have to take time away from your work, you will undoubtedly have to pay medical bills, and there will also be the repairs to your bike to take care of. Of course, that is what people pay those insurance premiums every month for – so there should be no problems right?
Unfortunately, more often than not, there are problems. Insurance companies are infamous for doing whatever they can get away with to minimize your compensation, delay your payment, or even outright deny your claim – leaving you on the hook for all of those expenses, despite you paying for coverage and having a legitimate claim.
At Palermo Law, we believe that you should not have to fight tooth and nail to get what you are owed. If an insurance company is giving you the runaround or trying to take advantage of you, then we will protect you and your interests. Fight their legal teams with one of your own – talk to a Palermo Law Riverhead motorcycle accident attorney.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Dangerous?
When you are in a truck or car, you have a number of safety features built right in: seat belts, airbags, crumple zones, and side-impact protection for example. On a bike, you have your helmet, and you have your body armor or leathers. You do not even have the protection that a roof or doors would give you, and you are also considerably more at risk due to the fact that you are on two wheels rather than four or more.
All of this means two things: firstly, you are more likely to get in a collision, and secondly, you are more likely to be seriously injured in a collision. Even something as small as a pothole or a patch of gravel could cause you to slide your bike, and an outright collision could easily forcibly eject you from the bike and fling you for hundreds of feet.
Every collision is different, however, so to get a full understanding of your specific situation and whether compensation is an option for you, you should consult with a Riverhead motorcycle accident attorney.
Palermo Law: Motorcycle Accident Lawyers In Riverhead
At Palermo Law, we have been entirely dedicated to personal injury cases, including motorcycle crashes, for over two decades. Throughout those years, we have come up against everything that insurance companies and their legal teams will try to refuse or deny compensation payments, and we have built up the skill and tenacity to take them on and win.
When we take your case, we take care of everything for you. That includes collecting the pertinent information from the collision like witness statements, camera footage, and police reports, as well as making contact with the other parties involved. We will negotiate on your behalf to try and settle the case out of court, and if you are not happy with the offer at this stage, then we will litigate aggressively to try and get every cent that you are due.
To put it simply – we will do whatever we can to make sure that you are correctly and quickly compensated for your injury.
Do Not Delay
As soon as the various parties involved in a collision report the event to their insurance companies, there will be investigators and legal teams working against you. It is their job to make sure that you receive the minimum possible amount of compensation and to delay payment as much as they can.
One of the ways they will try to achieve this is by getting in touch with you – on the face of it, they are contacting you to get matters resolved and just ‘need a few details’, but the truth is that they are trying to lead you into saying something that will save them money. That could be an innocuous comment about the events leading up to the crash, it could be something to do with your injuries: either way, they will take what you said and use it to downplay the significance of the collision, or to shift more of the blame onto you.
This is why it is important to get in touch with a Riverhead motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as you are able. We will take care of any and all communications associated with your collision, and ensure that you are positioned strongly to make the maximum claim.
Motorcycle Accident Compensation
Lost wages, medical bills, and repair or replacement costs for your bike and any possessions are relatively easy to calculate. You also deserve to be compensated for any pain and suffering that you have experienced due to the crash – this could be sleepless nights, PTSD, the inability to enjoy your hobbies or interests, or not being able to spend time with your family. Whatever it is, you need an experienced legal professional to be able to accurately calculate the full compensation amount.
At Palermo Law, we have been handling these cases for so long that we have an enviable understanding of the way that juries award compensation when cases progress to litigation, and we are able to determine the right monetary settlement for you to pursue.
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:
- Road rash.
- Torn ligaments.
- Sprains and strains.
- Head injuries.
Contact a Supportive Riverhead Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
At Palermo Law, we take all cases on a contingency basis. This is also known as ‘no-win, no-fee’ and it means just that: if we do not win you compensation for your Riverhead motorcycle accident, then you do not have to pay our fee. We go one step further than that though – we know how financially hard it can be in the aftermath of a crash, and the last thing you want is another expense. That is why we can offer to take on all the upfront and ongoing costs associated with your case ourselves until the case settles.
Everything gets underway with a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Riverhead motorcycle accident attorneys. This is an opportunity for you to get to know us and our mission, and for us to understand the details of your specific case. We will then begin to formulate a strategy to make sure that you are awarded the maximum possible compensation. In summary – you have nothing to lose by speaking with Palermo Law, and you could potentially gain a lot. Contact us today.