Motorcyclists enjoy the freedom of taking on the open roads with no barriers between them and the atmosphere. This way of experiencing the road also puts them at high risk for grievous, life-changing injuries when they are involved in an accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a motorcycle accident lawyer with experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Dennis Herron & Associates is a personal injury law firm helping injured victims of motorcycle accidents get compensation for their injury.
For over 25 years, we have delivered high-quality legal services to our clients in the Rochester, New York area.
We purposefully maintain a low-leverage environment and believe our independence allows us to provide a cost-effective approach for our clients.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may feel discouraged about taking legal action. With the passionate lawyers at Dennis Herron & Associates by your side, you can be sure that you have competence in your corner. For more information about how our Rochester motorcycle accident lawyers can help you, call us today at (585) 244-6000 to schedule a consultation.
Operating a Motorcycle in New York
New York state law makes it clear that motorcyclists enjoy the same rights and are subject to the same duties as other vehicle drivers. This means that they also have a duty to obey road rules and traffic signals, and operate their motorcycles in a way that avoids causing harm to others.
When riding on roadways laned for traffic, motorcyclists are entitled to full use of a lane, just like any other motor vehicle on the road. Other vehicles are not permitted to deprive motorcyclists of the full use of a lane. Unfortunately, sometimes, the rights of motorcyclists are ignored by other road users.
Types of Injuries Common in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists have a higher fatality rate in accidents than occupants of passenger cars and trucks. Motorcyclists are at risk of sustaining horrific injuries when they are involved in accidents with other vehicles. Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Spinal cord injury
Scarring and disfigurement
Loss of limbs
Victims of such horrific injuries have a long road of recovery ahead of them, and sometimes a forced change in lifestyle, which can impact their financial situation. If you are in this position, we can help you fight for your legal right to compensation while you focus on the long, difficult process of healing.
How Much Compensation Should I Expect from a Motorcycle Accident Case?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle injury, what you can claim as your damages for compensation will depend on different factors. Your economic damages may include:
Past and future medical expenses
Past and future lost wages
Cost of replacing your damaged motorcycle
Unless you have suffered serious injury, your compensation will be limited to economic damages. However, victims with serious injuries are eligible to claim for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, or mental anguish.
Contact an Experienced Rochester Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a Rochester motorcycle accident, you need experience and compassion by your side. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Dennis Herron & Associates can help you understand your rights and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (585) 244-6000 to schedule a consultation.