Experienced Buffalo, NY Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Buffalo, NY contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at (716) 842-2200 for a FREE consultation. The skilled motorcycle accident attorneys at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC will fight to get the compensation you need and deserve.
Without the protection of a car surrounding the driver, a motorcycle rider is exposed and at an increased risk of injury compared to drivers of passenger vehicles.
The Buffalo, New York based personal injury law firm of Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra provides aggressive and effective legal representation for clients seriously injured in motorcycle accidents throughout Western New York. As Buffalo Injury Attorneys we deal with vehicle accidents nearly every day and over the years, many of them have been motorcycle accidents.
Causes of Buffalo Motorcycle Accidents
Accidents involving motorcycles, in Buffalo and Western NY, usually occur as a result of negligence. Many car drivers overlook motorcycles because of their small size. Not seeing motorcycles, drivers turn into them or cut them off. These accidents can include:
- Running a red light or stop sign without seeing the approaching motorcycle
- Failing to yield right-of-way to the motorcycle, particularly during lane changes
- Failing to check blind spots for motorcyclists before changing lanes
Seeking Full Compensation and Recovery
Injured victims of motorcycle accidents can seek compensation from the at-fault parties for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, permanent injury and emotional distress. Unfortunately, when an individual is killed in a motorcycle accident, their family members can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages as well.
What to Do if You Have Been Injured in Buffalo
If you have been injured in an Buffalo NY motorcycle accident, make sure you remain at the crash site. If you are too injured to move, stay where you are and wait for emergency personnel. If you are able to move without causing additional harm to yourself, you should collect evidence from the crash site.
Take photos of the vehicles involved in the crash and of the surrounding area. Take pictures that show the entire crash site as well as damaged vehicles and injuries. Make sure to collect the contact information for all parties involved in the accident as well as for witnesses. Get a copy of the police report and make sure you get proper medical attention and treatment.
Motorcycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and deaths to motorcyclists. It is extremely important to preserve all evidence and uncover all sources of legal and financial responsibility.
If you have suffered a serious injury from a motorcycle accident in WNY, contact our experienced Buffalo NY Motorcycle Accident Attorneys to fight for you.
Motorcycle Accident Law Firm serving Buffalo, Niagara Falls & the surrounding Western New York Counties.
Contact our office for a free consultation – (716) 842-2200