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Motorcycle AccidentWere you or a loved one hurt in a motorcycle crash in Brooklyn, NY? Did someone else cause the accident? You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC will work tirelessly to get the full amount you deserve.

We’ve recovered millions in settlements and verdicts since our law firm was founded back in 2007. Reach out to our legal team today to learn more about how we can use our experience and knowledge to your advantage.

Remember, your consultation is always 100% free of charge–so don’t hesitate to get the legal advice you deserve today.

How the Law Offices of Jay. S Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Motorcycle Accident in Brooklyn, NY

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys are dedicated to getting results when our clients need them the most. After a serious crash, you might not have time to research legal theories and battle with the insurance company. Unfortunately, to win fair compensation, that’s exactly what you’ll have to do.

Insurance companies don’t want to pay accident victims the fair amount they deserve. These are profit-oriented companies that make more money when you accept a lowball settlement. To get everything you deserve, you need a respected Brooklyn personal injury lawyer in your corner.

When you hire our team, you can expect a lawyer with 25+ years of litigation experience who will:

  • Walk you through the legal process and your options
  • Hire experts and specialists to back up your claim and value your case
  • Find out who and what caused your accident
  • Negotiate to recover the highest compensation award available

Our lawyers have been handling cases like yours for more than two decades. Call our law offices in Brooklyn, New York today to learn how our experience can make a difference in your case.

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Brooklyn?

motorcycle accidentMotorcycle accidents happen on a regular basis in NYC. A review of crash data, as published by the New York Police Department, reveals that in 2018, there were a total of 2,548 in New York City. Nearly a third of these wrecks happened in Brooklyn (820).

More recently, citywide, NYPD crash reports show that there were 74 motorcycle accidents in December 2020 alone. 25 of those wrecks happened in Brooklyn.

In other words, there’s a motorcycle accident reported almost every day in Brooklyn. Obeying New York helmet laws can save lives–but even with a helmet, motorcycle accident injuries are often devastating.

What is My Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. That means it’s critical to know what your case is worth–or risk asking the insurance company for less than you need. That’s not always easy to do.

Every motorcycle injury claim is different. The value of your case depends on the level of damages you sustained. Generally, motorcycle accident victims who sustained only a few cuts and bruises will recover less than those who suffered serious injuries.

An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can estimate the value of your case by asking some detailed questions about your injury and recovery, such as:

  • How serious is your injury?
  • Is the injury permanent?
  • Will you have to miss work and lose wages while you recover?
  • How much will it cost to treat the injury?
  • Were the injuries particularly painful?
  • How did the injury impact your daily life?

It’s relatively easy to put a fair value on your economic damages, which reimburse you for financial losses caused by the injuries. It’s not so easy to put a price tag on pain and suffering or future damages.

Experience matters when putting a fair value on your injury claim. Our attorneys have over 25 years of experience helping crash victims across Brooklyn. We also have relationships with experts and specialists whose opinions are valuable to insurance companies. With our knowledge and their expertise, you count on our attorneys to develop a solid injury case that the insurance company will take seriously.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims?

Medical TreatmentCompensatory damages are grouped into two primary classes: economic damages and non-economic damages. Motorcycle injury victims are entitled to both types of damages, especially if the injuries were serious.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll work hard to recover the full amount available under New York law, which could include money for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical care
  • Lost future earning potential
  • Physical therapy and rehab
  • Nursing care
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Other damages for wrongful death if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident

The insurance company will go to great lengths to undervalue your injury claim. We’ll push in the opposite direction. Our primary goal is to convince the insurance company to pay the maximum amount available in your case.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Motorcycle Accident in New York?

Generally, yes, as long as at least one other party was also responsible. Multiple parties can be held responsible for damages under New York’s pure comparative negligence law. Liability is allocated between the parties in proportion to each party’s share of fault.

In other words, your settlement or verdict can be reduced by the proportion of fault assigned to you. If you’re 25% responsible, your take-home compensation is reduced by 25%.

Blaming the victim is a common strategy insurance companies use in motorcycle accident cases. Sometimes their claims are legitimate. In other cases, they’re not. Don’t let the insurance company scare you into accepting less than your case is worth. Call our lawyers today so that we can discuss ways to downplay your role in the accident.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Car accidents involving motorcycles can cause life-changing injuries.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we represent all motorcycle accident victims, including those suffering from:

We can also help you recover damages for wrongful death if you lost a close family member in the accident. Give us a call today so that we can arrange a convenient time to speak about your accident claim.

What Causes Most Motorcycle Accidents in Brooklyn, New York?

Motorcycle AccidentMotorcyclists are always harder to see than larger passenger vehicles. Because of this, many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers in other vehicles.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Brooklyn include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Passing too closely
  • Unsafe or illegal turns
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving or drug use
  • Road hazards
  • Defects in the motorcycle or another vehicle
  • Hazardous weather conditions

Identifying the cause of your accident is a key step to recovering compensation for your losses. Call an experienced Brooklyn motorcycle accident attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to learn more about how we can help pinpoint the cause of your accident.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Motorcycle Accident in New York?

To recover compensation from someone other than your own insurance company, you have to prove that someone else caused the accident. In legal terms, you have to prove that negligence caused the crash.

If your accident occurred in New York, you’ll have to prove the four basic elements of negligence, which include:

  • A duty of care existed
  • A breach of that duty
  • Causation
  • Damages

How do we do this? By carefully investigating the circumstances surrounding your accident. We’ll gather hard evidence like accident reports, video footage, and witness statements to back up your claim. In some cases, we’ll hire accident reconstruction specialists to find out what likely caused the accident.

Are you interested in learning more about how our New York City personal injury lawyers will put our resources to work for you? Call today to schedule a free case review.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Motorcycle Accident in New York?

You undoubtedly have a lot on your mind if you were hurt in a motorcycle wreck. That’s understandable. However, be careful not to let too much time pass before learning about your legal rights. In New York, you only have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit if you were hurt in a motorcycle accident.

This statute of limitations is a strict rule. There might be exceptions, but they’re few and far between. If you have any questions about the deadline for filing a motorcycle accident claim, call our offices today.

Contact a Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Motorcycle accident victims often suffer serious and debilitating injuries. Recovering full compensation can be critical to your future. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle crash, call an experienced Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today.

We offer a free consultation, so don’t let financial worries get in the way of seeking the legal advice you deserve.