Motorcyclists Have The Same Rights As Drivers. We Fight To Protect Them.
Because they travel at such high speeds so close to the pavement with so little padding, motorcycle riders are at a particularly heightened risk in traffic. Based on numbers reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcyclist is about 16 times more likely to die in a collision with another vehicle than are the people in the car. Almost 2,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents every year in the U.S., while another 50,000 are injured.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to work with a personal injury attorney who will protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. We at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, have helped thousands of clients reach favorable resolutions in more than 25 years of practice. Because our attorneys have obtained tens of millions of dollars for clients and bring more than 75 combined years of experience, there is no motorcycle accident case for which we are not ready.
Who Was To Blame For Your Crash? There May Be Many Defendants.
Our lawyers will carefully investigate the details of your crash to determine how it happened and who was at fault. Some common sources of liability are described below.
Negligent Driver Liability
This is the most frequent source of motorcycle accidents and injuries. Examples include:
- Blind spot accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Sudden lane changes
- Improper obstructions
- Distracted drivers (texting and other cellphone usages)
Motorcyclists are too often blamed for their own injuries. We will not let that false narrative prevent you from holding the at-fault party accountable.
Repair Shop And Vehicle Manufacturer Liability
We have helped motorcyclists whose accidents were caused or exacerbated by:
- Tire defects
- Suspension and wheel damage
- Worn belts and chains
- Failed safety systems
- Improper wheel attachment
- Engine problems or structural repairs
We can help you determine whether blame lies with the original manufacturer, a repair shop or both.
The local or state governments may be to blame for infrastructure problems, including:
- Equipment and debris blocking a traffic lane
- Inadequate warning signs
- Missing or poorly placed barriers
- Vague or misleading temporary road markings
There are unique legal considerations and deadlines when suing a government agency, so you’ll need to act quickly and work with knowledgeable attorneys.
Talk To Us About Your Case For Free
Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, is an established injury firm with attorneys who have helped thousands of clients in the New York metro area. They can help you, too. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers, you can contact us online or call 917-730-7151.