Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Jan 14, 2013 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Brain Injury Auto Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Personal Injury

Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident CausesAs every biker knows, motorcycles arent simply vehicles - theyre a way of life. Nothing beats the pure rush of riding down the open road, with nothing but the beautiful, blue horizon ahead. Still, as every experienced biker also knows, even the safest riders out there still face serious risks that have nothing to do with their skills or abilities. And when motorcycle accidents do occur, regardless of the cause, motorcyclists are at higher risk of serious injury and even death than operators of other vehicles.

Brooklyn personal injury attorneys Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. provide aggressive, skilled legal representation to bikers who are injured, through no fault of their own, in motorcycle accidents. If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, our Brooklyn motorcycle accident attorneys can help. We can advise you of your legal rights and options, and give you the straightforward answers youre looking for about how you should proceed.

As a biker, you have rights. At the Law Office of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., P.C., we can make sure that those rights are upheld and that you are able to receive the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

Motorcycle accident claims can arise from a variety of circumstances. Our Brooklyn auto accident attorneys handle motorcycle accident cases stemming from:

Collisions with Other Motor Vehicles

Drivers of cars, trucks, vans, and other motor vehicles are responsible for being vigilant and sharing the road with motorcyclists. Unfortunately, many of these drivers fail to look out for motorcycles when they execute turns or lane changes. When careless drivers collide with motorcyclists who are riding within the limits of the law, those drivers can be held liable for the losses and expenses resulting from the injuries they cause.

Defective Motorcycle Parts

Often, motorcycle crashes are caused by defective parts, such as brakes, tires, and fuel systems. In some cases, a motorcyclists injuries in a crash may be worsened by a defective helmet or other piece of protective equipment. If defective parts are at play in a motorcycle accident, our personal injury attorneys in Brooklyn can file a product liability claim against the designer, manufacturer, or other party responsible for the defect. In some cases, claims can be filed against multiple parties, depending on the nature of the defect and circumstances of the accident.

Road Hazards and Improper Signage

When a car hits a pothole, it is usually an annoyance. When a motorcycle hits a pothole, the riders life is endangered. Motorcycle accidents caused by road hazards can cause serious injuries ranging from road rash and broken bones to spinal cord and head injuries and paralysis. Motorcyclists do have a responsibility to be vigilant when they are riding and avoid visible road hazards. However, in cases in which road hazards are not easily spotted, or there is not proper signage warning of potential hazards, injured bikers may have a viable personal injury claim.

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys

To arrange an evaluation of your potential motorcycle accident claim, please contact Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. in Brooklyn today.


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