Albany Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents make up a smaller subset of the accidents in the state of New York, but still involve accidents which can cause catastrophic injuries. Motorcycles are not built to protect against injuries, even if the driver is wearing appropriate safety gear. Even the smallest type of accident involving a car or truck has the potential to cause life-threatening injuries to the motorcyclist. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact an Albany motorcycle accident lawyer who can work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle Accidents in New York
Motorcycle accidents in New York are not too common compared to the overall number of motor vehicle crashes each year, but involve a high number of injuries. Out of the 5,375 reported motorcycle accidents in 2012, 173 people were killed in these accidents and 5,545 people were injured. While car accidents overall have a .9% incidents of fatalities, motorcycle accident statistics are much higher, with 3.1% of all accidents resulting in fatalities. However, similarly to car accidents, the majority of all motorcycle accidents occur in the late afternoon or evening, rather than late at night. Motorcycle accidents often occur as the result of human factors, such as distraction, failure to yield to the right of way, and speeding. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles compiles a list regarding all reported motorcycle accidents in New York and contributing factors leading to these accidents, indicating a trend in crash factors. Other factors are taken into account, such as motorcycle defects and environmental factors, but the overwhelming cause of motorcycle accidents are due to human error.
Motorcycle Accident Claims
Motorcycle accidents are very unique and often involve circumstances that are the result of car drivers who are not looking out for motorcyclists on the road. As a motorcycle driver, you are at a great disadvantage on the road in terms of potential car accidents. Car and truck drivers are pretty well protected from severe injuries in the case of a motorcycle accident since they will not experience a great impact to their vehicle. However, motorcyclists have little to protect them from several tons of steel heading toward them. As a result, motorcycle accident injuries are often severe and can lead to:
- Broken bones
- Spinal and neck injuries
- Brain trauma
- Internal bleeding
These injuries largely require extended hospital stays and are often quite costly in terms of rehabilitative treatment. However, as the victim of a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to seek compensation against the person who caused the accident, often a car or truck driver. Motorcycles do not offer much protection against a two-ton vehicle and instead result in injuries which are much more severe than any faced by car drivers or car passengers.
Hug Law, PLLC | Albany, New York Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact Matthew Hug from Hug Law, PLLC. Matthew Hug has years of experience in motorcycle accidents and understands that motorcycle accidents involve completely different circumstances than traditional car accidents. It is this distinction that allows Matthew Hug the ability to fight for the amount which is due to you. Contact our offices today for your initial free consultation.