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New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Our office obtained a $16 million damages verdict on a New York motorcycle accident settlement case

Verdicts & Settlements

In cases involving serious injuries and death, we have the expertise and proven track record in obtaining excellent awards and recoveries which include the following:
$16 Million
Brooklyn man - motorcycle accident
$10 Million
truck accident settlement pursuant to a confidential agreement
$3.10 Million
Long Island man - rear end collision
$3 Million
New York City Police Officer – car accident
$2.95 Million
Husband and Wife – rear end collision
$2.75 Million
Staten Island resident - rear end collision
$2.50 Million
Brooklyn man - motorcycle accident
$2.25 Million
Construction Work hit by truck while working in the roadway
$1.75 Million
Bronx woman - head on collision caused by drunken driver
$1.6 Million
Long Island Woman - after overcoming a sudden and unforeseen medical emergency defense
$1.5 Million
Staten Island man - one car collision
$1.4 Million
Staten Island woman - pedestrian knock-down
$1.3 Million
intersection accident on Staten Island
$1 Million
Brooklyn man - intersection accident
New Jersey man - pedestrian knock down
Staten Island woman - rear end collision
Brooklyn woman - intersection accident
truck accident settlement pursuant to a confidential agreement
Bronx woman - intersection accident
Brooklyn woman - bus accident
Staten Island man - brake failure

Motorcycle Accidents in New York

Every year, there are numerous accidents between motorcycles and cars that result in serious injury or death. The operator of a motorcycle is more vulnerable to sustaining a serious injury or being killed then those within an automobile for a variety of reasons. First, it is obvious that the body of a motorcyclist is not protected in the same manner as the occupant of a car. In addition, the operator of a motorcycle simply does not have as much control or stability as the driver of a car, since motorcycles only have 2 wheels. Moreover, the operator of a motorcycle may also be affected by defects in the roadway, such as potholes, debris in the roadway or poor highway design. These may prevent them from gaining control over the motorcycle after it has been hit by a car.

There is No “Assumed Risk” of Injury when Riding a Motorcycle

Unfortunately, the public, and potential jurors, may hold a bias against the operators of a motorcycle and believe that the motorcyclist, or their passenger, “assumed the risk” of getting into an accident. 

The New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers of Grandelli Law Won a $16 Million Dollar Verdict

At The Grandelli Firm, our firm’s expert New York motorcycle accident lawyers have demonstrated on numerous occasions that motorcycles can be operated just as safely as cars. The fact that someone was operating a motorcycle does not mean they were assuming the risk of injury. Indeed, our firm has successfully handled dozens of motorcycle accident settlements where an innocent motorcyclist was seriously injured, or killed, by a negligent driver. Most recently, our firm’s lawyers obtained a $16 Million damages verdict for a Brooklyn man who was struck by a motor vehicle while riding his motorcycle. 

We are also proud to say that we have established a precedent setting case. After obtaining a precedent setting decision from the New York State Appellate Division, the case went to trial. After we called numerous witnesses to testify and establish the wrongdoers fault, we were able to negotiate a motorcycle accident settlement significantly higher than the insurance carrier’s initial offer.

The New York No-Fault Law Does NOT Apply to Motorcyclists

If you have been injured while operating a motorcycle, or as a passenger, it is significant to note that the New York No-Fault law does not apply to motorcyclists. It does apply to bicycles and pedestrians, unless the motorcycle’s owner procures special coverage from the No-Fault insurance carrier. However, since the New York No-Fault law usually does not apply to most motorcycle accident settlements. It is not necessary for a motorcyclist or a passenger to prove a serious injury under the New York State No-Fault insurance law to be compensated for their pain and suffering, and other damages. These damages would normally fall under the serious injury threshold requirements of the New York No-Fault law.

Further, even though the motorcyclist may not have had No-Fault coverage to cover their claims. Often times the motorcycle will have No-Fault coverage for a pedestrian struck by a motorcycle who needs to have their medical expenses and lost wages covered by the No-Fault insurance carrier.

Contact New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our team of New York motorcycle accident lawyers. We will give your case the individual attention it deserves and make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries.

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