Bikers deserve special protection on the roadways. Car and motorcycle accidents in New York involve incredibly complex issues. If you’ve been injured by another driver while operating a motorcycle in New York, let our lawyers and industry experts investigate and build your case to maximize your recovery.
Insurance companies will stop at nothing to blame the biker after a motorcycle collision. Their team of lawyers and investigators will immediately begin to build a case to blame you. We’ve seen it all, and make it our mission to protect our biker clients from insurance companies and their investigators. Our investigators and industry experts will scour the accident scene to gather all the critical evidence, including skid mark photographs and measurements, vehicle inspections, black box data, surveillance videos, and eye-witness statements. Our lawyers and experts have decades of experience protecting operators and passengers who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in New York. Our multi-million-dollar victories for our clients is the result of our devotion to our client’s interests, and the sophisticated investigative process we coordinate on our clients’ behalf.
Our own family members and friends ride motorcycles. We understand the risks they face on the roads every day. Whether another driver is guilty of texting, intoxication, speeding, inattention, or violating other traffic laws, we will hold them accountable for the harm they’ve caused to you.
We have represented our biker clients in many types of accidents including:
Poor Road Conditions
And many others
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle collision in New York, or if you’ve lost a family member in a deadly crash in New York, you may be entitled to compensation for damages including:
Past lost income
Future lost income
Lost earning capacity
Past & future medical bills
Rehabilitation and physical therapy
Physical and/or mental impairment
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of spousal services
Our track record of successfully representing our biker clients speaks for itself. Visit our recent results page to see a few examples of the recent results we’ve obtained for our clients. We stand up to insurance companies and will help you and your family protect your legal rights and get the full compensation you truly deserve.
For important guidelines and instructions on what you should do if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in New York, visit our FAQ page.
When you take to the streets on a motorcycle, defensive driving assumes an entirely new meaning. On top of being mindful of other drivers, you must constantly keep your eyes alert for additional dangers. More than 4,000 accidents involving motorcycles took place on New York roadways in 2014 (the most recent year for which the Department of Motor Vehicles provided data).
Motorcycles are 25% more vulnerable to accidents than other vehicles, and those on board are more than five times more likely to be killed in a crash. These figures remain the same regardless of driver skill and experience, or use of a helmet. If you or a loved one has become one of these statistics, you need and deserve to be represented by a skilled and sophisticated lawyer in New York capable of defeating the insurance companies and their investigators who will stop at nothing to deny you the justice you deserve.
To most drivers on our roadways, “Look Twice – Save a Life” is nothing more than an empty slogan against a bright yellow background. At Porter Nordby Howe LLP, however, it’s much more. Many of the people we hold nearest and dearest brave the streets of New York on motorcycles every day, so we understand the full meaning behind that nationwide campaign.
“I just didn’t see him” has become the go-to excuse of negligent drivers who cause motorcycle crashes. There is a certain degree of truth in this claim. Smaller vehicles can be more difficult to see than larger ones, especially in cases where road signs, bushes and other obstacles obscure a driver’s view. Still, this excuse doesn’t hold up in court for any other type of vehicle, and it shouldn’t in cases where motorcycles are involved.
While visual obstacles typically have a minimal effect on cars, trucks and SUVs, they can have a considerable impact on motorcycles. Design and manufacturing defects also become more of a factor when accidents involve motorcycles. We handle cases involving all of these complex issues and many others.
Countless drivers of conventional vehicles try to place blame for accidents on bikers, but studies across the nation as well as around the world have determined that motorcycles are at fault in far fewer cases than the public is made to believe.
When they ride, bikers are continually aware of the fact that their lives, and those of their passengers, are largely in their own hands. Despite the greatest level of caution, you cannot control the actions of other drivers.
At Porter Nordby Howe LLP, our team has extensive experience representing motorcycle accident victims. We firmly believe in defending their rights. We’ve built a solid reputation recovering damages on behalf of our clients. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in New York have the knowledge, resources and resolve to stand up to those at fault and their insurance companies to get our clients the compensation they deserve. We urge you to contact us and tell us your story. Consultations are free, and we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis.