Motorcycle accidents are terrifying and more dangerous than other motor vehicle accidents. This is because motorcycles lack outer protective shells and have no passive protection systems such as seatbelts or airbags. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 200,000 people become seriously injured in motorcycle accidents every year. If you have been injured as a passenger in a motorcycle accident, you have the right make a claim against several parties depending on the circumstances of the accident.
The motorcycle operator: If the accident was a result of poor decision-making or negligence on the part of the motorcycle operator, you may have a legal claim against the operator for your injuries. Negligence includes speeding, improper lane changes, improper turns and failure to maintain or repair the motorcycle.
The driver of another vehicle: If your injury was the result of a collision between the motorcycle you were riding and another vehicle, you may be able to bring a claim against the driver of the other vehicle. However, this will largely depend on the facts and circumstances of that specific collision.
The mechanic, repair shop or manufacturer: Sometimes a mechanical failure causes a motorcycle accident. The failure may happen for many reasons, and a number of people may be legally liable. If the accident happened due to improperly repaired brakes or indicators, you may make a claim against the repair shop or the mechanic. If the accident happened as a result of a defect in the design or manufacture of the motorcycle, the manufacturer may be held responsible.
A government entity: If the accident was a result of a road defect such as a pothole, a bridge seam or an uneven surface, you may bring a claim against the government entity responsible for the maintenance of the road. This entity may be the state, the county or the local city or town.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a passenger in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can help you. We help you to receive the compensation that you need and deserve. Call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or a loved one is injured and is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, you have the legal right to get compensated for your injuries. Experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. can help you. Contact us today at 718-619-4525 or 212-235-1447 or email us at email@example.com.
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Motorcyclists are more exposed to the hazards of road conditions so motorcycle accidents can be devastating and deadly. Motorcycle accidents can result in bruises, broken bones, traumatic head injuries and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in serious injury or death. Due to the serious nature of these injuries, an accident victim may have to be out of work for several weeks. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to help you through this difficult time. Here are some of the reasons why hiring a motorcycle attorney after being injured in an accident can be beneficial:
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers immediately. You can depend on our knowledge and skill when it comes to effectively representing your case. We will fight to help you receive the compensation that you need and deserve. Call us at 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year in the United States. About 90% of the accidents are caused by the driver’s negligence. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, improper maintenance of vehicles, etc. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact us. Our car accident lawyers know how to handle car accident claims and can help you. Call 917-300-0797 or email at email@example.com.
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common types of accidents in New York. They can lead to serious injuries, property loss and sometimes death. Speeding, distracted driving, driver fatigue, drunk driving, etc. are some of the factors that cause these accidents. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact us. Our motor vehicle accident lawyers have extensive experience in handling all types of motor vehicle accident claims. Call 917-300-0797.
With the large volume of traffic on the roads and highways, automobile accidents are bound to happen. More than 2.35 million people are injured, disabled or killed in automobile accidents every year in the United States. When you are injured in an automobile accident, below is a list of things to do to help protect your rights:
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Car accidents involving teenagers are becoming a major concern in the US. Over the past five years, more than 1,600 people have been killed in crashes involving inexperienced teen drivers. Statistics show that there has been a ten percent increase in teenager-involved car accident fatalities in 2015.
There are several reasons why teenage drivers are at higher risk for car accidents. Teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are the most vulnerable to car accidents because of their inexperience.
Teenagers have a tendency to interact on their smart phones while driving. They are also likely to fall prey to other distractions while driving like texting and talking with their passengers. Six out of ten accidents among teenagers are caused by distracted driving.
Seat Belt Neglect
Teenagers are the most negligent age group when it comes to buckling their seat belts while driving. Research conducted in 2015 revealed that 60 percent of teen drivers were killed in car accidents because they were not wearing their seat belts. Teen accident fatalities would be greatly reduced if teenagers always buckled their seat belts when driving.
Lack of Judgement
Research has shown that teenagers are less likely to be able to recognize a dangerous situation while driving and tend to underestimate potentially dangerous circumstances. They have also been shown to lack judgement when critical decisions need to be made in order to avoid a collision.
Teenagers are inclined to speed while driving. This is the cause of almost 30 percent of fatal crashes involving teen drivers. Additionally, they may often drive too close behind a vehicle and not leave enough space between themselves and the vehicle in front of them.
Drinking causes reduced muscle coordination, poor judgement, impaired reasoning and memory loss. Studies have shown that when intoxicated, teenagers are at higher risk of being involved in a car accident than adults in a similar situation. They are also more likely to misjudge their ability to drive while intoxicated.
The attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. specialize in personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving a teenage driver, you can depend on our knowledge and skills to represent you or your loved one in a personal injury accident claim. If you would like a free consultation about your accident and injury claim, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525. You may also email us at email@example.com
Texting while driving is one of the fastest-growing and most dangerous forms of distracted driving. Whether it’s driver negligence or other factors, texting while driving is responsible for taking thousands of lives every year. According to a report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), looking away from the road for only two seconds while driving doubles the risk of accidents. Furthermore, engaging in talking or texting on the phone while driving doubles or triples the risk of accidents.
New York State prohibits the use of any hand-held device while driving on the road. A hand-held device can be a cell phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), laptop, pager, video game console or any other portable computing or communications device. Drivers having any of these devices in their vehicle are prohibited from using them in any way.
Violation of this law can lead to a ticket and a fine of up to $150. Additionally, the offender will have 2 points added to his or her driver’s license and driving record.
However, there are exceptions to this law. Drivers are allowed to use electronic devices such as dashboard computers built into their vehicles. It is also permissible to use hand-held devices such as GPS and MP3 players so long as they are not held in the driver’s hand but are attached to the vehicle itself.
The law also allows drivers to use their mobile phones during an emergency, or to contact their physician or a hospital in the event of a personal emergency while on the road.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a distracted driver, we know what to do. We will fight for your rights and help you obtain compensation for your injuries. To speak to our car accident lawyers, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.