Under New York law, motorcyclists have the same rights as drivers of other vehicles on the road. There is a common bias against motorcyclists when it comes to accident fault. Insurance companies and police officers often assume that motorcyclists are reckless drivers and, therefore, responsible for accidents. This bias may appear in police accident reports and insurance claim evaluations. Unfortunately, this means that your financial recovery can be negatively impacted by this bias.
Attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. know that this bias exists. They have experienced it with many of their motorcycle accident clients and they recognize the potential harm it can do to your case. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced legal advocate to fight this bias and protect your recovery rights.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation under a wrongful death claim. Certain surviving family members may recover the economic losses they suffered as a result of their loved one’s death. These economic losses may include loss of financial support, loss of potential inheritance, and funeral expenses. In New York, emotional compensation is not recoverable for survivors under a wrongful death claim in most cases.
If your loved one survived for a period of time after the accident, you might also be able to recover compensation for his or her injuries and losses. In some cases, compensation may be available for the decedent’s pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages and medical expenses paid by the decedent or the decedent’s estate.
Our attorneys will guide you through every step of the legal recovery process. They will gather evidence to help strengthen and prove your case. They will also challenge any inaccurate details in the accident report. They will help to place a value on your claim that is appropriate for all of your current and future injuries and damages related to the accident. They will take all necessary measures to prove your claim, including hiring experts if needed. Experts may include medical experts, financial experts and accident reconstruction engineers.
If you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, Nassau County personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. can help. They will go over details of the accident, discuss the extent of your injuries and look at your recovery options. When you have been involved in a life-changing accident, you need an experienced attorney advocating for your financial recovery. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.