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Motorcycle accidents are often some of the most severe accidents on our highways due to the fact that motorcycles are less “crashworthy” than cars and trucks, which have firewalls, side doors, a roof, airbags, and seatbelts around the driver. As such, it has been said that when a motorcyclist is involved in a serious accident, it is usually not a question of whether the motorcyclist was injured, but more often a question of how badly the motorcyclist was injured. These types of accidents often result in fractured bones, surgical procedures, head trauma, resultant loss of income and disability, and sometimes death.

While insurance companies and their attorneys often immediately seek to blame the motorcycle rider for an accident by playing upon the sentiment that a motorcycle is a dangerous vehicle, it is often the other driver’s that are at fault in motorcycle injuries and motorcycle fatalities.

This is why it is important for an injured motorcyclist to seek representation by a qualified and experienced personal injury trial attorney, like the attorneys at Law Offices of William J. Maniatis.

Other drivers are often to blame for motorcycle accidents, because motorcycles are harder to see than cars or trucks, and other drivers may fail to yield right of way or make other mistakes around motorcycles, especially at intersections and during lane changes. Also, the comparatively smaller size of a motorcycle means that mistakes like merging without checking the mirrors, changing lanes quickly or making turns without looking around can have severe if not fatal consequences for the motorcyclist. Further, the failure to maintain roadways can have a devastating impact on motorcyclists, such as unrepaired potholes, construction debris near roadwork sites, and other roadway conditions – all of which are beyond the control of the motorcyclist – who is given a license by the State to use the roadways with just as many rights as any other licensed vehicle operator.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, the experienced New York City accident lawyer at Law Offices of William J. Maniatis are here to help. We will provide you with a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights with absolutely no obligation or cost to you.

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As such, it has been said that when a motorcyclist is involved in a serious accident, it is usually not a question of whether the motorcyclist was injured, but more often a question of how badly the motorcyclist was injured. These types of accidents often result in fractured bones, surgical procedures, head trauma, resultant loss of income and disability, and sometimes death.

While insurance companies and their attorneys often immediately seek to blame the motorcycle rider for an accident by playing upon the sentiment that a motorcycle is a dangerous vehicle, it is often the other driver’s that are at fault in motorcycle injuries and motorcycle fatalities.