New York Motorcycle Accident Brain Injury
Tragically, a large amount of traffic accidents involve motorcycles. More often than not, these accidents involve serious or fatal injury. Our New York Motorcycle Accident Brain Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has discovered that one commonly seen injury resulting from these accidents is a brain injury. According to the U.S. Department of Health, approximately 1.7 million people suffering a serious brain injury per year. Of these, over 90,000 people will die from their injuries. If you or a loved one are suffering from a brain injury resulting from a motorcycle accident, contact our office to schedule a consultation so we can begin to help you recover from your injury.
In many motorcycle accidents, the cyclist is not at fault. Statistics continually demonstrate that these accidents are most often caused by the negligence of another motorist or entity. There are many factors that contribute to this statistic. First, a motorcycle is more difficult to see in comparison to seeing a car or truck. This puts the motorcyclist at a significant weakness. Second, a motorcycle is more prone to inadequate response on poor driving surfaces. Damaged roads and poor weather can cause a motorcycle accident. In some cases, an accident is caused by a defective motorcycle part. In any of these cases, you should contact our New York Injury Lawyer to determine how to handle your claim and to discover who is responsible for the accident.
Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care result in the injury or damage to another. It is important to note that New York is only one of thirteen states that recognize pure comparative negligence. This law is set out in New York Civil Practice L & R 1411. The plaintiff’s damages will be reduced by their own liability, but they will not be barred completely.
Due to the lack of protection from a motorcycle, an accident can cause a severe injury. In addition to brain injury, these accidents can cause spinal injury, head injury, broken bones, road rash and even cause a wrongful death. In New York, the law addresses wrongful death in New York Estates, Powers and Trust Code Part 4. It states that in order to have a valid cause of action there must be a death, that has been caused by the defendant. There must be a cause of action present that would have been available to the deceased had they lived. Lastly, there must be someone who survived, and is able to bring the action, and there must be damages that the estate can recover.
The New York Motorcycle Accident Brain Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has seen the devastation and trauma associated with these motorcycle accidents. We are committed to helping motorcycle accident victims and those suffering from brain injuries to obtain fair compensation for their property damage, lost earnings and for their severe physical injury.
In severe cases of motorcycle-related brain injury, a rider can suffer from permanent physical disability, speech impairment and impaired movements. The brain injury can cause other injury such as a coma or even in severe cases, a wrongful death. Traumatic brain injuries can affect every area of your life and your family’s lives. It is essential that you consult our skilled and knowledgeable New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyer staff to discuss your probable legal actions.
At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we will help you through the complex legal process so that you can focus on recovering from your injury. Our New York Brain Injury Lawyer staff are highly trained professionals with years of experience in handling accident claims and personal injury cases including cases that involve car accident claims, medical malpractice claims, construction accident claims, slip and fall accident claims, etc. They are ready to provide you with effective legal counsel as well as representation designed to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to receive.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a motorcycle-related brain injury or other physical injury caused by a motorcycle accident, contact the professionals at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to guarantee that your legal rights are protected. You can reach us online or by calling us at 800.696.9529. Or stop by one of our convenient office locations to schedule your free consultation. We have offices throughout the New York area in New York City, Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester County and in the Long Island area in Nassau County or Suffolk County.