Motorcycle Accidents in New York

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If You Operate a Motorcycle, You May be Vulnerable to Injuries

If you drive a motorcycle in New York, you are required to follow the same rules of the road as anyone operating a motor vehicle. When motorcycle accidents happen, the injuries that the driver can assume can be quite severe. There are a number of reasons why motorcycle accidents may be more severe than other accidents, which can include:

  • The little protection between a driver of a motorcycle and the open road can make a motorcyclist more vulnerable to injury;
  • Motorcycles are also not as stable as vehicles, because they have two wheels;
  • The lack of visibility of motorcycles by other motorists;
  • They are susceptible to imperfections in the road because they are small.

What Should I Do if I’m Involved in A Motorcycle Accident?

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, there are some steps you may want to take to make sure you are ok and preserve the facts of the accident. Some of these steps can include, but are not limited to:

  • Check to see if you are injured;
  • Call 9-1-1 to report the accident and get police on the scene;
  • Make sure the driver dos not leave the scene of the accident;
  • Exchange information with the driver;
  • Request that the police get you medical assistance;
  • If you are not injured, take pictures of your motorcycle, the other vehicle, the surroundings, and any injuries you may have.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and discuss your legal options.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in regards to a personal injury or workers’ compensation case in New York City, please contact The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands and we would be happy to assist you.