Rockland County
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Often, people fail to show motorcyclists the level of respect they deserve. Unfortunately, bikers are often injured as a result. If you’ve been hurt due to another party’s negligence, the dedicated Rockland County motorcycle accident lawyers from Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. is here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers | Here for Injured Bikers in NYS

Don’t face a debilitating injury on your own. Hire our steadfast New York injury lawyers so we can effectively represent you at every turn. Hire Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

  • Failing to see or recognize motorcycles on the road
  • Failing to yield the right of way to motorcyclists
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while distracted, such as texting while driving
  • Driving aggressively
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Opening car doors before checking to see if motorcyclists are coming down the road
  • Failing to use turn signals appropriately
  • Tailing motorcyclists too closely
  • Speeding

Motorcycle Insurance in NYS

Here in New York State, motorcyclists are not required, by law, to purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, but they are required to carry what’s known as compulsory liability insurance, with a minimum of $25,000 for each person, $50,000 for two or more individuals, and $10,000 for property damage. Bikers must also carry $50,000 for death per person and $100,000 for multiple fatalities in the event of an accident.

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in New York

Some states do not require motorcyclists to wear helmets, however, this is not the case in New York. In NYS, motorcyclists (and their passengers) are legally obligated to wear helmets and protective eyewear. Not only can doing so save your life, but if you’re involved in an accident and aren’t wearing appropriate protective gear, it may reduce the amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

Taking Action After a Motorcycle Accident

If you’re hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another, you should do what you can to gather relevant evidence. Some of the most important steps to take after sustaining a motorcycle accident injury are as follows:

  1. Call the police and request emergency medical assistance.
  2. Get the other driver’s license plate number and insurance information.
  3. Take pictures or videos of the scene of the accident and any damage to vehicles.
  4. Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  5. Keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  6. Once you’re in stable condition, contact a seasoned motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you obtain all evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, the time to act is now. Contact Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned Rockland County personal injury law firm.

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