Syracuse Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Injured in a motorcycle crash? The motorcycle crash attorneys of the DeMore Law Firm are here to fight for your right to be justly compensated. Riding a motorcycle should be an enjoyable and freeing activity in the summer months, but it also can be dangerous and involves risk. A motorcycle operator’s chances of staying safe can be improved with the skills of the rider, but the rider still has no control over the actions of the rest of the traffic around them. In many cases, the other vehicle operators in a motorcycle crash are at fault. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash and you believe that another driver was at fault, the skilled motorcycle injury attorneys of the DeMore Law Firm are here to fight for you.

 

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What makes motorcycle injuries more serious

Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely to die in a crash than drivers and passengers in other vehicles. As you can see, motorcycles can be one of the most dangerous ways to travel on America’s roads and highways. When operating a motorcycle, the operator is vulnerable and exposed to many of the dangers that a car would be protected from. The use of protective safety gear such as leathers and helmets can mitigate some risk of injuries, but they can only do so much, and do not always protect against severe, life changing injuries.

Motorcycles themselves are also much smaller than cars, making them harder to see, and easier to have a crash resulting in severe injuries. The University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research conducted a study that found that only 40% of motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles were the motorcyclist’s fault. This means that most of these crashes involving other vehicles are the fault of the other vehicle. With the dangers that come with riding a motorcycle, it’s important to have people there to support you in the event of an crash. The attorneys of the DeMore Law Firm are here to fight for your rights and get you the justice you deserve for your motorcycle crash injuries.

Making a case against negligence vehicle operators

The most common basis of liability in motorcycle crashes is negligence. Irresponsibility and carelessness are negligent acts that put motorcycle riders at risk. It is the duty of motor vehicle drivers to drive safely and obey all laws on the roadways and parking lots. When the laws aren’t obeyed, crashes happen. Common acts of negligence typically include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, not obeying traffic signals, not signaling, driving too slow or fast, making left-hand turns in front of motorcycles, texting while driving, and swerving through lanes.

We help the injured motorcycle riders recover compensation for any of the damages they sustain as a result of the crash. If you have  been hurt in a motorcycle crash due to another driver’s negligence, then get in touch with us so we can help you fight to get the compensation you deserve.

What to do if you’re injured in a motorcycle crash

There are a few actions you should make sure you do in the event of a motorcycle crash. These are all important in giving yourself the best chance of winning your case and negotiating a fair settlement. First, you need to make sure a police report was taken at the scene. You also need to gather contact information from witnesses and preserve as much evidence as possible. You should also seek immediate medical treatment. Lastly, we will assist you in filing a timely claim in order to have the best chance of winning your case.

Hire an Experienced Motorcycle Injury Law Firm

Our skilled attorneys know motor vehicle injury cases. When a 24 year-old man was severely injured by an SUV that made an improper left turn in front of his motorcycle, we helped him recover $1.25 million in financial compensation for his injuries. Likewise, we secured $300,000 in insurance policy limits for a 38 year-old Syracuse woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle that was injured by a negligent driver who also made an improper left turn. Our attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience with motorcycle and other vehicle crash injuries.

Act before it’s too late

In the state of New York there is a limited window of time you have to file a Complaint for the injuries you sustained in a motorcycle crash. You must file your claim within 3 years of your crash in order to preserve your legal right to compensation. Act quickly and hire Syracuse’s motorcycle crash lawyers at the DeMore Law Firm as soon as you can.