Injured In A Motorcycle Accident? Our Firm Is Here To Help.
The scenery of western New York is a draw for motorcyclists, so much so that many devoted bikers will continue to ride through the cold winter months. Unfortunately, however, weather isn’t the only hazard they face. Motorcycle accidents are very common in New York and throughout the United States, and these crashes are far more likely to be highly injurious or fatal than other accidents.
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident, chances are good that the negligence of another driver was to blame. To ensure that you claim the compensation you are entitled to, it is important to work with a skilled personal injury attorney like those at VanDette Law PLLC. We have more than 35 years of combined legal experience, and we will treat you and your case as a top priority for the firm.
Understanding The Risks Motorcyclists Face
Throughout our many years in practice, we have observed that motorcycle crashes are often caused by driver negligence, inattention or disregard for the safety of bikers. Common examples include:
- Tailgating and following too closely
- Passing without leaving a safety buffer
- Failure to keep a lookout for any vehicle smaller than a sedan
- Driver distraction and inattention
- Sudden stops and slowdowns, causing a rear-end accident
- Dangerous left-hand turns across the path of approaching motorcyclists
- Auto parts, liquids and other debris falling off out of motor vehicles, resulting in a slick or obstructed road surface
- Drunk driving
Because motorcycles offer no exterior protection to the rider, accidents that might otherwise be considered “minor” can result in traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, paralysis, severe skin abrasions and other life-altering consequences. We will carefully assess all the damages associated with your motorcycle accident and help you seek maximum compensation.
Combatting Bias In The Legal System
There’s no denying that the riding a motorcycle evokes a certain image. Bikers are often presumed to be reckless, dangerous to others and unconcerned with their own safety. This bias can be seen among jurors and judges as well as among the general public. When we take your case, we understand that these stereotypes put you at a disadvantage, and this makes us work especially hard to overcome bias and to show that you were the victim, not the at-fault party.
Contact Us To Get Started With A Free Initial Consultation
At VanDette Law, we advocate for injury victims throughout western New York, including motorcyclists injured by the negligence of other drivers. To discuss your rights and legal options during a free initial consultation, call our Buffalo office at CALL or reach out online.