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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer New York

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011 more than 4,500 people were killed in accidents involving motorcycles and approximately 89,000 more were injured. Although riding a motorcycle may be your passion, the dangers are ominous and the lack of support in the event of an accident can be deadly.

Since 1971, the New York motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have been protecting the rights and interests of New York motorcyclists who have been hurt as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of another party. We build on our years of collective experience and we are prepared to aggressively fight to get our clients the full compensation they deserve.

Motorcycles are an Inherently Dangerous Mode of Transportation

Motorcycles are a common mode of transportation on the roads of New York. But as popular as they may be, they are inherently dangerous and accidents involving motorcycles often leave their riders suffering devastating injuries or even death.

Some of the main reasons why motorcyclists are more vulnerable to severe injuries than other motorists include:

  • The lack of stability because they have only two wheels, as opposed to other vehicles that are supported by four wheels.
  • The lack of steel frames and casings that provide support to motorists and their passengers.
  • The smaller and lighter frame of a motorcycle makes it more susceptible to a lighter impact causing greater damage.
  • Lack of safety gear, such as seat belts and airbags.
  • The direct exposure to pavement and the road in the event of an accident.
  • Susceptibility to poorly maintained roads.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Although certain protective gear, such as helmets and thick clothing, may provide some protection, injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are often serious and even fatal. Some common motorcycle injuries include:

Our motorcycle accident lawyers in New York will fight hard for you and will help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Damages Available to Injured Motorcycle Victims

At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, our experienced motorcycle injury attorneys will seek to recover the full benefits that you are entitled to for the injuries you have suffered in your motorcycle accident. Damages may be recovered for the following injuries:

  • Medical costs: past, current and future
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Wrongful death, etc.

New York Rules of the Road

Generally speaking, New York motorcyclists are subject to the same rules of the road as other vehicles. In addition to these rules, motorcyclists must also observe any special regulations of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law that apply to motorcycle riders, such as the required use of helmets and visible front and rear lamps (New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Sect. 381).

Moreover, New York has different insurance and liability rules for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are not covered under the No-Fault Law and they are not entitled to medical benefits or loss of wages, from their own insurance companies.

However, since a motorcyclist is not subject to the “serious injury” threshold of the No-Fault Law, they can bring a claim against the negligent driver for even minor injuries that would not otherwise fall under the law’s threshold.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers New York can provide you with more information about the special rules that apply to New York motorcyclists.

Contact Experienced New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers (Attorneys) Today!

We can even come to you and there is no attorneys fees unless we recover money for you.

If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party, the experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us toll free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.

If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other toll free phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.

Client Testimonials

Mr.Wilhelm and Mr. Ginsberg really care about representing people who might otherwise not be represented. They come to your home, if you are unable for whatever reason to meet with them in their office. That is a rare thing in this day and age. ... They do excellent work and try their utmost to achieve a positive outcome.read more
Veronica B.
I have worked as appellate counsel and of counsel to Mr. Wilhelm for 25 years. Mr. Wilhelm's firm always does an extremely thorough job of working up each client's case in order to optimize the chances of maximum recovery. The Wilhelm firm... zealously litigates their clients' claims and, if necessary, will take a case to trial and on appeal to ensure that their clients get the best results possible under the law.read more
Susan N.
Mr. Wilhelm was very helpful and caring the whole step of the way. Also very efficient in handling my case which was very difficult. I could not thank him or his staff enough for their support.
Inawa M
Most helpful and caring law firm! Mr. Wilhelm and Mr.. Ginsberg make you feel right at ease! Happy holidays to all!
Veronica B.
Extremely professional and polite staff. Very caring lawyers and Mr. Wilhelm and Mr. Ginsberg made you feel right at ease. Would definitely recommend them to others!
Veronica B.
So thankful Mr. Wilhelm accepted me as a client!!I was first taken in by an attorney that only had his interests first, I can't even imagine how I would live if Mr. Wilhelm didn't get the chance to review my case, use his knowledge and experience... and WIN BIG!!I didn't know what to expect as far as compensation but I knew everything was going to be all right when Mr. Wilhelm called me one day and asked is he could settle....WOW!!!Not only did Mr. Wilhelm win a summary judgement for me(in my situation this was very good), Mr. Wilhelm got me more money in my pocket than what the bum attorney I was with first demanded in full resolution.Don't waste your time like I did, talk to Mr. Wilhelm first and you will understand what I already know.I learned from my suit, every decision you make WILL AFFECT YOUR WELL BEING!!read more
I met with an accident and my leg was broken. My friend suggested me to consult Kenneth A. Wilhelm's law firm as my medical bills was more than the coverage limits of the responsible party. Mr. Wilhelm was very friendly and kept me informed about... the case progress and the case outcome was exactly what we expected.read more
John C.
Great attorney. Professional and courteous staff. Wouldn't use anyone else.
Joni Cicerale M.
When my daughter was burned in an accident, my husband and I looked for a good lawyer who specialized in burn cases. My husband found Mr. Kenneth A. Wilhelm, and we called him and met with him. He told us he would do whatever he could for our... daughter, and he did! We were very pleased with the work Mr. Wilhelm did for our daughter, and we are glad we chose such an excellent lawyer. We would choose his services again if we had to, and I would recommend his services to my family, friends, or anyone who has need of a lawyer. My daughter is doing well because of him.read more
Stanley G.
My son was born prematurely, and I trusted the doctors and hospital to get him through the first few weeks and out of danger. The doctors made some mistakes in their procedures and my son is now injured for life because of their mistakes. I didn't... know what to do. I hired Ken Wilhelm's law office because I heard from someone that Ken Wilhelm is the best. He and his attorneys held the hospital responsible for their errors. We received a very large settlement. It doesn't fix my son's suffering but I feel that my attorneys helped me get what my family deserved for our hardship.read more
Jean S.
I have known Mr. Wilhelm for the past 12 or more years. He represented me for different problems that I had, and he was very successful. I have no problem in recommending him to my friends and neighbors because he is an honest and reliable attorney.
Malcolm N.
I have been a client of Kenneth A. Wilhelm's law firm for many years. I am very pleased with the services that I have received. I have always told my family, friends, and neighbors that if they ever need a lawyer, they should contact Mr. Wilhelm. ... The employees are not only helpful in assisting your needs, but they are trustworthy and you can be comfortable leaving all matters in their hands. They were very helpful to me and my family when I had my accident, like a second family. Please don't hesitate to call the Wilhelm firm; they will be there for you in your time of need.read more
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