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What are my options after a motorcycle accident?

On Behalf of | Aug 31, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Brooklyn and the New York City metropolitan area have some of the busiest streets in the world. This can create a dangerous environment for those who are most at risk of an accident, such as motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Data shows that motorcyclists in the city are at a high risk of an accident that causes serious injury or death. Between the years of 2010 to 2014, although only 2% of registered vehicles in New York City were motorcycles, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of accident deaths.

When and where motorcycle accidents occur

The statistics also showed that motorcycle accidents are more likely to occur in the afternoons, evenings and on the weekends. There is also a significant increase in motorcycle accidents in the summer, most likely because the weather is better for riding.

Many motorcycle accidents happen on city streets rather than highways. There are several factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents, such as distracted driving and lack of visibility.

Staying safe on your motorcycle

If you are a motorcyclist in the city, it is important to follow all traffic laws and wear the appropriate gear, such as a helmet. You should also make sure your motorcycle is in proper riding condition.

No matter how safely you ride your motorcycle, you cannot control the actions of negligent drivers on the road. In a motorcycle accident, you are the one who is more likely to sustain serious injuries, due to the difference in vehicle sizes.

Recovering after a motorcycle accident

Serious injuries from a motorcycle accident can completely dismantle your life. Your injuries may be life-altering, resulting in permanent disability or disfigurement.

Additionally, many motorcycle accident victims experience severe trauma after the accident. You might be afraid to get back on your motorcycle, depriving you of what might have been an enjoyable hobby.

A personal injury action can help you recover compensation for these losses after an accident. Every personal injury case depends on the specific facts of the accident, so a thorough evaluation of your situation can help you learn what to expect.



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