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New York Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
Motorcyclists face many risks when involved in a collision. The unfortunate result is often severe injuries and death. According to the New York State Department of Health, per mile driven, motorcyclists are approximately 37 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than occupants of a passenger car.
Driver Negligence is a Top Reason for Deadly Bike Accidents
Our NY roadways are filled with many different types of drivers including truck drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians as well as bikers. When it comes to motorcycle accidents, most are not caused by the biker; instead, they are due to negligence of careless drivers. Drivers who are distracted might:
- Miss an oncoming bike while making a left on a green
- Pull out in front of a bike on a busy street
- Not see a bike as it turns in front of them
Any of these types of accidents can cause a fatality. We understand that when you have suffered a tragic loss such as the death of a loved one, seeking legal advice is often the furthest thing from your mind. However, in New York State you have a shortened amount of time to file a wrongful death claim. If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo, our fatal motorcycle accidents attorneys have decades of experience representing the families of safe bikers who were victims of someone else’s negligence. Our lawyers’ immediate attention to the details of the case can make a huge difference in proving that the crash was not the fault of the motorcyclist.
NY Insurance Law Often Does Not Protect Motorcyclists
Many people believe that motorcyclists are daring and dangerous drivers but those who love to ride, and their families understand that this is a misconception. The facts show that in 2/3 of motorcycle versus vehicle accidents, the crash was caused by the automobile driver violating the bike rider’s right of way. This bias goes further than just what the general public perceives. When the driver of a car is injured in a collision, his or her medical bills are usually paid by his insurance company even if the accident was their fault. A motorcyclist, however, usually does not enjoy this privilege. Even though New York state insurance law has a bias toward bikers, the lawyers at Sobo & Sobo will pursue payment for medical bills, even after the death of a loved one.
Compassionately Serves Loved Ones after a Fatality
Everyone at Sobo & Sobo understands that the emotional impact caused by a wrongful death accident can be exhausting for you, and your family. Let us help. We are committed to hearing your story and how you have suffered after the death of a loved one. Our lawyers have experience handling fatal motorcycle accident cases and know how to support clients with compassion and kindness as they move forward after such a tragedy. We will do all we can to be sure the journey is as smooth as possible; keeping you informed every step of the way. Our offices are conveniently located in Middletown, Newburgh, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, and New York City. Contact us at 855-468-7626 we look forward to taking steps toward Winning Together.