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Motorcycle accidents can cause serious and sometimes permanent injuries to victims involved in collisions. New York City motorcycle accident attorneys can provide you with representation if you or a loved one becomes involved in a motorcycle accident. You may be able to hold the driver who caused the crash responsible if you can prove another motorist was to blame. One common type of injury that motorcycle riders frequently suffer is a neck injury. However, a recent study shows that motorcyclists who do not wear helmets are around twice as likely to suffer a neck injury when involved in a motorcycle collision compared with a motorcycle rider who has a helmet on at the time of the accident.

Motorcycle Helmets Help to Reduce the Risk of Neck Injuries

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Jose Cabrera Trial Case Details Trial Verdict 10/19/17 Bronx Supreme J Faviolo Soto R 811 Index # 306043/13 Part 16 7186181246 Verdict October 19th $5,152,000 Jose Cabrera V Elidio Gonzalez and MTA and George Thomas, bus driver. Daniel Minc, Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff and Wolff for the Plaintiff. Tanisha Byron Esq. For TA Defendant Elidio Gonzalez, defaulted.

Read more: Injured Motorcycle Rider Jose Cabrera Trial: Jury Recognizes Plaintiff’s Pain In Fair Verdict

Have you suffered serious injury due to a motorcycle accident caused by another person’s negligence? Contact a NY personal injury attorney and this is where RMFW should enter your life.According to statistics, roughly three-fourths of all motorcycle accidents involve crashes with another vehicle, in most cases a passenger vehicle. Only one-fourth of motorcycle crashes are single vehicle crashes that involve the motorcycle with some fixed object in the environment or the roadway. Less than 3% of motorcycle accidents are caused by vehicle failure and the majority of these are single vehicle accidents where the driver loses control due to a puncture flat.

Common Questions about Motorcycle Crashes

Many people in New York have questions about motorcycle crashes and how they can obtain compensation if they have been injured in one. Here is a look at some of the most common questions:

Q1: What if I was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a dangerous road?

Read more: FAQs about Motorcycle Accidents and Claims in New York Part II

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,976 people died as a result of motorcycle accidents in 2015 in the United States. This is an increase of 8.3% from 4,594 in 2014. In 2015, there were 88,000 motorcyclists who were injured in crashes. Additionally, in 2014, it was reported that motorcyclists in the US were 27 times more likely to die in a crash per vehicle mile travelled than occupants of passenger cars, and also 5 times more likely to be injured.

Common Questions about Motorcycle Accidents

People in New York have many questions about motorcycle crashes and the legal options they have after being injured in one. Here is a look at some of those questions:

Q1: What are the types of financial damages after a motorcycle accident?

Read more: FAQs about Motorcycle Accidents and Claims in New York

It might seem like a casual detail, but safety lighting is critically important in many accident cases and even more important in motorcycle accidents. At the beginning of dusk, as daylight starts to fall away, such conditions can cause dangerously low-lit sections of roads. The issue compounds as twilight unfolds, which is why at some point, law enforcement officers who see vehicles without headlights on will often stop the vehicles and cite the drivers. The danger is even worse after dark where without proper lighting, serious accidents can result. As difficult as it can be to see motor vehicles at night, without proper lighting, it's even more difficult to identify motorcycles. Many drivers just don't have the peripheral vision for these smaller vehicles and find it hard to see them on the road. However, adequate safety lights can work effectively to clue oncoming drivers that there is an obstacle on the road. People almost always respond to these professionally-designed types of lighting -- flares or proper electric lights -- because they're bright enough to appear prominently and mark a path for traffic. Consider the following section from a New York statute that applies to large vehicles. It is an excellent example of why warning lights are so important and how the state of New York views them as a common-sense precaution for different types of roadway emergencies: “Every omnibus having a seating capacity of more than ten passengers, every truck having a maximum gross weight in excess of twelve thousand pounds and every combination of tractor and trailer operated upon a public highway shall carry emergency lighting equipment…flares of the type used by railroads, flaring candles, torches, lanterns or red emergency reflectors…in front of and in the rear of the vehicle for at least eight hours. No red emergency reflector shall be deemed adequate within the meaning of this subdivision unless it is of a size and type approved by the commissioner.”

Read more: No Flares? How Insufficient Lighting Leads to Accidents

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