Left-Turn Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in NYC
All motorcycle accidents have the potential to result in serious injuries for motorcycle drivers and their passengers, but left-turn motorcycle accidents can be particularly dangerous. These collisions occur when motorists are executing a left turn at an intersection and fail to see or correctly estimate the position of a motorcycle attempting to move through the intersection. The likelihood of a serious injury is especially high in these kinds of accidents because the motorcycle usually has no opportunity to avoid the crash once the car or truck driver has started to turn.
If you were injured on your motorcycle and you suspect that the other driver was at fault, we urge you to protect your rights to compensation. If the other driver was to blame, they may be liable for substantial damages, including all of your medical bills stemming from the crash, lost wages from time you were forced to miss from work, and even loss of quality of life. Please reach out to Douglas & London for a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyer. We will explore all of your legal options and are ready to fight to get you the money you deserve.
Common Causes of Left-Turn Motorcycle Crashes
Left turn motorcycle accidents often result from the other driver failing to see the motorcycle until it is too late. Some left-turn motorcycle crashes are caused by car or truck drivers who are trying to beat traffic and believe they are clear to go. Others are caused by drivers running a red light. When any of these mistakes causes a left turn t-bone accident, the results are often devastating for the motorcycle driver, as they have no cushion between themselves and the road or between themselves and the other vehicle.
How Is Liability Determined?
Determining which driver is liable in a left hand turn accident can be complicated, and it is possible that both drivers may be partially responsible for the crash. If you were obeying all traffic laws and another driver suddenly attempted to make a left turn right in front of you, causing a serious accident, then that driver will likely be held liable for the crash. Of course, every case is unique and many factors could be involved. For this reason, it is highly beneficial for injured motorcycle drivers to reach out to a law firm that has years of experience investigating these cases, gathering evidence from the crash scene before it disappears, collecting traffic cam footage and other video that may have documented the crash, and using other evidence such as eyewitness statements, GPS data, police reports, and more to clearly establish the legal liability of the person who caused your crash.
You Can Still Recover Damages Even if You Were Partially Responsible for the Crash
New York’s pure comparative negligence law enables anyone who was less than 100 percent at-fault for the accident to receive financial compensation for their losses. That means that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you have the legal right to pursue damages for your injuries. The way it works is that your total amount of damages will be reduced in proportion to your level of fault for the crash. For example, if your damages total $1 million and it is determined that you were 20 percent responsible for the accident, then you could be eligible to receive $800,000.
Injuries Commonly Caused by Left-Turn Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accident injuries can be devastating and life-changing. Here are some of the common injuries caused by left turn motorcycle accidents:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Bone fractures and breaks
- Head and brain injuries, such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Neck, back, and spine injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Disfigurement or amputation
Contact a Left Turn Accident Attorney As Soon As Possible
The statute of limitations for motorcycle accident victims in New York is three years. This means that you have three years from the date of the crash in which to file a claim, or else you risk forfeiting all legal rights regarding your injuries. While three years may seem like a long time, our attorneys at Douglas and London strongly urge you to contact an experienced left turn accident attorney as soon as possible after the crash. By acting quickly, you enable the right NYC personal injury lawyer to begin investigating and building your case immediately when all of the evidence is fresh and eyewitness accounts are sharpest and most credible.
Hard-Working Attorneys Focused on Results
The attorneys at Douglas and London have earned over $18 billion in settlements and jury verdicts for their clients. We work tirelessly in our pursuit to secure the maximum financial recovery for injured New Yorkers.
If you have been injured in a left-turn motorcycle accident in New York City, call Douglas and London today to book a zero-cost, zero-obligation case review. No fees are ever assessed unless you win.