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White Plains Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

White Plains Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Biker Injury Attorneys in White Plains Fight to Help Injured Motorcycle Riders Recover Compensation Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

Although bikers enjoy the exhilarating feeling of riding their motorcycles, they also understand the risks that they face when sharing the road with other motorists. Riding a motorcycle in densely populated communities such as the New York City metro area is often even more dangerous. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, only two percent of registered vehicles in NYC were motorcycles, yet bikers represented 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in the city over a five-year period. New York City’s fatal crash rate was nearly twice that for motorcyclists throughout the rest of New York State. If you have been injured in a crash on your motorcycle, turn to the White Plains motorcycle accident lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to advocate for your legal rights.

For over 60 years, our firm has been dedicated to protecting the interests of accident victims throughout New York. We strive to offer a comfortable environment where you can talk to us about your needs and concerns. Our compassionate, empathetic legal team will ensure you never need to go through the recovery process alone. 

Reach out to Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a free initial case review to speak with our biker injury attorneys in White Plains, New York, about your legal rights to financial compensation. Our firm will work hard to make sure you get the resources you need to recover from catastrophic injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. 

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Many motorcycle accidents occur because another driver fails to share the road safely with bikers. Some of the most frequent causes of motorcycle crashes include:

  • Speeding drivers
  • Tailgating/following too closely
  • Passing a motorcycle too closely/failing to move over to the adjacent lane when passing
  • Failing to use turn signals and mirrors when changing lanes or turning
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Distracted driving 
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Drowsy/fatigued driving
  • Driver inexperience
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance, including brake and tire maintenance

Other potential causes of motorcycle accidents include defective vehicles or auto parts, poor visibility, adverse weather conditions, and unsafe road conditions such as potholes or black ice. 

Pursuing Financial Recovery for Injuries Suffered in a Motorcycle Wreck

A motorcycle accident can have a devastating financial impact on your life. You deserve to recover compensation for expenses and losses you suffered from a motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s or party’s fault. Let the biker injury attorneys in White Plains, NY, from Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., advocate for your right to recover compensation for your:

  • Motorcycle repair costs, or the value of your totaled motorcycle
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Costs of long-term care and support after suffering permanent disabilities from a motorcycle crash
  • Lost income after missing time from work during your recovery from accident injuries
  • Loss of future earnings and employment benefits if you become permanently disabled from your job or other work
  • Physical pain and emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life because of disabilities or permanent scarring/disfigurement that disrupts your daily life

How Can Our White Plains Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help You Hold Negligent Parties Accountable for Your Injuries?

A motorcycle crash can cause you life-altering injuries. While you focus on your medical treatment and rehabilitation so you can get back to regular life, let the biker injury attorneys in White Plains, NY, of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., handle the details of pursuing your legal rights, including:

  • Investigating the crash to recover evidence that can support your compensation claim
  • Identifying the party or parties at fault for the accident or who can be held liable for your accident expenses and losses
  • Documenting your injuries and expenses, including working with financial and medical experts to calculate your future anticipated needs and losses
  • Preparing and filing insurance claims on your behalf and negotiating with insurance adjusters to secure a fair and full settlement of your case
  • Going to court and trial if litigation becomes necessary to demand the maximum financial recovery you need and deserve. 

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a Free Case Evaluation to Learn More About Your Legal Options from Our Biker Injury Attorneys in White Plains, NY

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your options for recovering compensation after a motorcycle crash. Let our White Plains motorcycle accident lawyers fight to secure the financial recovery you deserve and hold the negligent driver who hit you accountable for their carelessness. 

White Plains Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions

What is the statute of limitations on motorcycle accident lawsuits in New York?

Under New York’s statute of limitations, you normally have three years after a motorcycle crash to file a lawsuit against the driver or other party at fault for the accident. If you file your lawsuit after the statute of limitations expires, you run the risk of having your case permanently dismissed by the trial court. For this reason, you should not wait to talk to the biker injury attorneys in White Plains, NY, from Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to make sure you do not lose the opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries and losses.

Can I file a motorcycle accident claim if I was partly at fault for the crash?

New York state law operates under a “pure” comparative negligence system. Under this rule, an injured accident victim can pursue a compensation claim against a liable party even if the victim also shares fault for the accident. This means you can file a legal claim even if you are determined to have been 99 percent at fault for the motorcycle accident. However, under the pure comparative negligence rule, your financial recovery in your motorcycle accident case may be reduced in proportion to your share of fault. For example, if you have $100,000 in losses from a motorcycle accident in which you were 25 percent at fault, your recovery may be reduced by $25,000 to reflect your share of fault. However, you can still pursue a legal claim to recover your remaining $75,000 of losses. 

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