We Can Handle All Aspects of Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

You focus on safety when you are riding your motorcycle. Regardless, a negligent motorist can ignore the rules of the road. If this happens, the motorist can cause a motorcycle accident in which you suffer an injury — and they should be held accountable for their negligence.

At Tucker Lawyers PC, we make it easy to connect with a Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyer. Please call us today at (516) 399-2364 to request a free case evaluation. Our attorney can review your claim and help you pursue compensation from anyone responsible for your motorcycle accident.

Why Choose Us

We have a legal team in place that is committed to our clientele. Our team can learn about your motorcycle accident, find out who was responsible for it, and help you file your lawsuit. Next, our Brooklyn motorcycle accident attorney will represent your best interests throughout your litigation.

Over the years, we have helped dozens of motorcycle accident victims. We have achieved great case results, and many of our clients have secured large settlements. With our team at your side, you can boost your chances of receiving a fair motorcycle accident settlement.

How Our Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer Can Help

We proudly serve motorcycle accident victims in Brooklyn and other areas of New York City and Long Island. Initially, our motorcycle accident lawyer in Brooklyn will learn about your case. They will then file a lawsuit for you and help you build a compelling argument for damages.

Your attorney is at your side during your litigation. If you have legal concerns or questions, they can respond to them. Plus, your lawyer represents you and makes sure you are in the best position to secure the maximum amount of compensation.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents 

Nearly 83,000 motorcyclist injuries were reported in 2021, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). These injuries ranged from mild to severe. Many occurred in motorcycle accidents that may have been preventable.

There is no surefire cause of all motorcycle accidents. Common reasons why motorcycle accidents happen include:   


A negligent motorist can travel above the posted speed limit. They may do so in the hopes of reaching their final destination as quickly as possible but put others in danger. If a motorist is speeding and gets into an accident with a motorcycle rider, the driver can be held accountable.

Intoxicated Driving

Drunk driving is reckless, but drunk driving accidents and deaths are reported every day. A drunk motorist can strike a motorcyclist, resulting in an injury or fatality. In this scenario, the motorcyclist or their family can sue the driver. 

Driving While under the Influence of Drugs

A driver may get behind the wheel after they use drugs. Doing so is dangerous and puts the driver and anyone they travel near at risk. If you are hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by a motorist who was operating their vehicle while under the influence of drugs, you can seek damages from the driver.

Left Turns

When you ride your motorcycle, you may use hand signals or your directional signal to indicate when you are making a left turn. There is no guarantee that a motorist will do the same when they are turning their vehicle to the left. If a driver hits you while they are turning left or you are turning left on your motorcycle, they may be at fault for your accident.

Hazardous Road Conditions

It is every driver’s responsibility to account for the road conditions. If a motorist is traveling on a Brooklyn road where potholes, bumps, and other hazards are present, it can be beneficial to slow down and proceed with caution. Otherwise, the driver can cause an accident with a motorcyclist.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else, hire a lawyer. You can partner with a motorcycle accident attorney in Brooklyn that makes your case a top priority. From here, your lawyer can help you take legal action against the party responsible for your motorcycle accident. 

How Negligence Is Determined in a Motorcycle Accident Case

With a motorcycle accident case, you must be able to show that an at-fault party had a duty of care to you. Also, you must prove that this party violated the aforementioned duty and that doing so led to your accident. Along with these things, you must verify that an at-fault party caused you to suffer damages.

Your lawyer can teach you about negligence as it relates to motorcycle accident claims. If you suffered a motorcycle accident head injury or other trauma, your lawyer can help you identify who was at fault. Then, your lawyer can help you submit a request for compensation from the at-fault party.

In your motorcycle accident claim, you can present evidence to support your argument. Your evidence can include police reports, photos and videos from your accident, and other pieces of information that show that the defendant was negligent. You can also ask accident witnesses to testify on your behalf, which can help you further compel a judge or jury to rule in your favor. 

How Damages and Compensation Work in a Motorcycle Accident Case

New York law states you have up to three years from the date of a motorcycle accident to request compensation from any negligent parties. For example, you may suffer an injury in a motorcycle accident caused by a motorist that was speeding. You can ask for compensation to cover any costs relating to your accident, but you must do so within three years of the date of the incident.

If a family member is killed in a motorcycle accident caused by another person, you can seek damages through a wrongful death claim. In New York, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within a two-year window. The lawsuit entitles you to request compensation based on your family member’s death and its impact on you.

You can ask for economic and noneconomic damages in a motorcycle accident case. Economic damages can include compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other quantifiable losses. Noneconomic damages can be awarded for pain, suffering, and other subjective losses.

What to Expect during Negotiations in a Motorcycle Accident Case

Your lawyer will work with you to build a strong case, but it can take months or years before you go to trial. Prior to your trial, your attorney and the defendant’s lawyer can attempt to negotiate a settlement. If you are presented with a settlement offer, you have three options:

  • Accept the proposal and close your case.
  • Decline the proposal and continue to work with your attorney to strengthen your case.
  • Counter the proposal and let the defendant decide if your offer is sufficient.

Your attorney will not pressure you to accept a settlement offer. Conversely, they will encourage you to weigh the pros and cons of a settlement proposal. If you feel a settlement does not account for the pain and suffering from your motorcycle accident, you can reject it and continue with your litigation.

How a Motorcycle Accident Case Gets Settled during a Trial

Before your motorcycle accident case goes to trial, your lawyer will make sure you know what happens when you enter the courtroom. Your attorney can explain the trial process in detail. They may even conduct a mock trial with you, which can help you prepare for any questions you may receive when you take the stand.

A motorcycle accident trial can take anywhere from hours to days to complete. Both you and the defendant receive an opportunity to share evidence. A judge or jury then considers all of the information provided by both parties and makes a decision.

In the best-case scenario, your attorney will present a clear, concise argument that resonates with a judge or jury. This may lead a judge or jury to award you 100% of the damages you initially requested. Comparatively, if a judge or jury finds that you are partly at fault for your accident, they may award you only a portion of the compensation you requested.

Motorcycle Accident FAQs

If you have questions about motorcycle accidents and the legal process, Tucker Law PC can help you out. Our team receives motorcycle accident case questions daily. Some of the most common questions we get about motorcycle accidents include:

  • Do I need to go to a doctor after a motorcycle accident?

    It is a good idea to go to a doctor following your motorcycle accident. A doctor can evaluate you and treat any injuries you incur. They can also give you insights into the immediate and long-term costs of any medical treatments you will need that relate to your motorcycle accident injuries.

  • How do I pay my medical bills after a motorcycle accident?

    You are solely responsible for your medical bills and any other costs associated with your motorcycle accident. However, it pays to keep a record of your receipts. You can use your receipts as evidence to request compensation from anyone responsible for your accident.

  • Is it necessary to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer?

    There is no harm in meeting with a motorcycle accident attorney to discuss your case. If you hire an attorney, you get a legal representative who can help you avoid problems during your litigation. Your lawyer will help you get compensation that you can use to cover any motorcycle accident costs, too.

  • What does it cost to hire a motorcycle accident attorney?

    The cost of hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer depends on the attorney’s expertise and other factors. You may be able to partner with a lawyer that works on a contingency basis. This lawyer will not charge you anything unless you receive a settlement.

These may not be your only questions; our attorneys will discuss your specific concerns in your initial consult.

Get Help with Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

Tucker Lawyers PC will help you pursue compensation as part of a motorcycle accident lawsuit. Please call us today at (516) 399-2364 to request a free case evaluation.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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    The Statistics on Motorcycle Safety

    By taking a look at just a few of the facts and figures on crashes involving motorcycles, we can gain a clearer picture of how these crashes happen and just how common they are.

    • 4,760 Crashes

      In New York, there were 4,760 motorcycle crashes, 135 motorcyclist fatalities and 4,633 injuries in motorcycle-involved crashes in 2014.
    • 3 Causes

      The three leading causes of these motorcycle crashes were unsafe speeds, failure to yield to right of way and driver distraction.
    • 4 Times

      Motorcyclists on “super sport” bikes have death rates four times higher than those on other types of motorcycles.
    • Over 1/2

      In the United States, over half of all motorcycle fatalities are adults over the age of 40, while motorcyclists over the age of 60 are two and a half times more likely to have serious injuries compared to younger motorcyclists.
    • 29%

      In 2014, 29 percent of motorcyclists in fatal vehicle crashes were over the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration.
    • 33%

      That same year, 33 percent of motorcyclists in fatal vehicle crashes were speeding at the time of the crash.