Injury Lawyers Representing Victims of Motorcycle Accidents in Upstate New York
If you or someone in your family has been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash, contact a motorcycle accident attorney who knows how to overcome the legal and factual barriers that the defendant will raise to a fair settlement of your claims. Contact a lawyer at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller in Albany, New York.
Our law firm represents motorcyclists in the Capital District and around the state who have been injured in accidents in town, on the highways or on the New York Thruway. We also represent the families of people who have been killed in motorcycle accidents in wrongful death litigation.
Although we understand that many motorbike accidents result from the simple failure of car and truck drivers to notice bikes in traffic, comparative negligence defenses are very often raised by the defense to minimize liability and resist full compensation for your injuries. Although common in many motorcycle accident attorney cases, comparative negligence arguments in motorcycle injury litigation often try to exploit the misperception that bikers are less responsible than other drivers.
We can handle comparative negligence defenses in motorcycle crash cases
Comparative negligence is a legal rule that states that the plaintiff's damages must be reduced by the degree of his or her own fault in the accident. For example, an accident victim with $200,000 in proven damages but who was found to be 20 percent at fault will recover only $160,000. New York law applies an unrestricted form of the comparative negligence rule, so that a plaintiff found to be 80 percent at fault would still recover 20 percent of the damages proved.
Our experience with the investigation and presentation of motorcycle accident claims can not only protect the value of your claim in the face of comparative negligence defenses, but will also focus on presenting complete and accurate proof of your damages demand. We know how to document and present evidence of the injuries most characteristic of bike crashes:
- Soft tissue injuries to ankles, knees or shoulders
- Head and brain injuries
- Neck, back and spinal injuries
- Degloving injuries involving widespread abrasions and skin trauma
- Trauma to internal organs
- Nerve damage and chronic pain problems
- Dismemberment and amputation
We represent motorcycle accident victims in the Capital District, from around the state and from other states, including visitors to Lake George's annual Americade Motorcycle Rally. For more information about your rights in a bike accident case, contact Friedman, Hirschen & Miller in Albany for a free consultation.