Incidents involving motorcycles can result in severe and sometimes fatal injuries. Even so, the extent of your injuries is never proof that another driver was to blame for a collision. New York law says that injured people always bear the burden of proving that another person was responsible for an accident. Failing to do so means that you cannot collect the compensation that you need to get your life back in order.

A Depew motorcycle accident lawyer is ready to stand up for your legal rights after a crash. This includes explaining the laws that control your case, performing a full investigation into the incident, determining how the event has changed your life, and demanding that at-fault drivers and their insurance companies provide fair compensation. Reach out to Richmond Vona, LLC today to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney today.

Ways that a Motorcycle Crash May Impact a Person’s Life

Riding a motorcycle is a unique experience. No other choice of transportation allows a person to be in the open air while traveling on the fastest routes.

Sadly, with these advantages also comes risks. A rider on a motorcycle is always in a vulnerable position. Even if they take the responsible steps of wearing all available protective gear and following the rules of the road, they still lack the protection that individuals in passenger vehicles or trucks have in the event of a collision. Injuries can range from mild to catastrophic and often include:

  • Road rash and other cuts, bruises, and scrapes
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations

In addition to physical harm, these incidents can leave long-lasting psychological trauma, including anxiety, depression, disfigurement, PTSD, nightmares, and a general loss of enjoyment of life. Financial losses from medical bills, missed time at work, or a permanent disability also weigh heavily on injured bikers. A Depew motorcycle wreck attorney strives to understand how these events affect each individual. Our attorneys are ready to listen to your story and place a fair estimate on the value of your case.

Demonstrating Fault After Motorcycle Crashes

All people who suffer losses after a motorcycle crash deserve the compensation they need to make things right. Still, the law never presumes fault for an accident, and injured individuals must prove liability to collect payments.

In many instances, this means showing that another driver was in violation of a rule of the road at the time of the collision. If a driver was speeding, texting while driving, or even drunk behind the wheel, the law could presume that they were to blame for an accident. Other cases attempt to show that a driver was simply careless. This lack of care may be the result of distraction, tiredness, or an attempt to multitask. Our trusted Depew attorneys are prepared to fully investigate the causes of a motorcycle crash.

Additionally, it may be necessary to justify a biker’s actions. New York Civil Practice Law and Rules § 1411 requires courts to examine the actions of all people involved in an accident and assign blame accordingly. If a court apportions some responsibility to an injured biker, that person cannot collect full payments for their losses. Our tenacious team is ready to build powerful cases that leave no doubt as to who is at fault for a wreck and deny any accusations of shared blame.

Let a Depew Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help You Today

The aftermath of a motorcycle wreck is often a challenging time. On top of physical, emotional, and financial stressors, you may be struggling with being unsure of what steps to take next. A Depew motorcycle accident lawyer can help.

Contact the team at Richmond Vona, LLC today to begin reviewing your case and for guidance on your legal options.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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