Westchester County, NY Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Talk to a lawyer who knows how to win for bikers in New York
Westchester County is the perfect place for New Yorkers to enjoy the open road, especially in the summer. Unfortunately, some drivers don’t see it that way. They fail to share the road, follow too closely, don’t yield to oncoming bikes at intersections, and cause serious motorcycle accidents. The consequences can be life-altering – and too often, the biker pays the price.
Unfortunately, as far as the insurance companies are concerned, an injured motorcyclist is just another claim number. They know there is a bias against the men and women who ride, and they are more than happy to exploit it to pay you as little as possible – or nothing at all. To them, it’s just business. To you, it’s your life and your future.
At Giampa Law, we understand the stakes and are here to help. Contact the Westchester County motorcycle accident attorneys at Giampa Law today for a free, confidential consultation. We know how to make your case count and give the insurance companies a fight. We have a strong track record of success in motorcycle accident cases, and we will put our resources to work for you.
We handle all types of Westchester County motorcycle accident cases
Motorcycle crashes can happen in many ways, but most have one thing in common: a motorist failed to share the road. We represent motorcycle riders and passengers hurt in all types of crashes, including:
- Failure to yield to an oncoming bike at an intersection
- Rear-end crashes due to following too closely
- Sideswipe crashes
- Head-on collisions
- No-contact crashes (e.g., forced off road)
Regardless of the type of collision, motorcycle accidents can cause severe damage. Even with a helmet and other protective gear, bikers are simply at much higher risk than people in enclosed vehicles. We know how to get full compensation for all types of injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Internal injuries and internal bleeding
- Loss of limbs (amputation)
- Biker’s arm and other nerve injuries
- Road rash
The stakes are high. Your motorcycle accident injuries may affect not only your ability to ride but also your career and income, as well as your other hobbies and overall quality of life. In addition, you may have extensive medical bills for surgery, physical therapy, medication, medical devices, and additional costs. Then there are the intangible losses, like pain and suffering or lost quality of life.
And, critically, you only have one opportunity to get full compensation for your injuries. The insurance companies know this. That’s why they sometimes offer injured bikers “lowball” settlements that don’t even come close to the full cost of the accident. They’re hoping you’ll take their money and go away – because once you accept it, that’s it. Your case is closed, and you can’t go back for more.
That’s why you should always talk to a motorcycle accident lawyer who knows New York law and the courts in Westchester County. We understand the full value of motorcycle accident claims, and the insurance companies know it. Often, we’re able to negotiate a fair settlement. But, if not, we are prepared to take them to trial.
What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?
Motorcycle helmets may be mandatory in New York, but even if you weren’t wearing a helmet, that doesn’t mean you can’t get compensation for your injuries. The driver who caused the accident is still responsible for their carelessness, and the law still allows you to recover.
Ultimately, it’s up to a jury to decide how much compensation you should get and how to weigh your failure to wear a helmet when determining the outcome of your case. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can assess your situation, explain your options, and build a strong case.
How compensation for motorcycle accidents works in Westchester County
New York is a “no-fault” state for most motor vehicle accidents, but motorcycle riders and passengers are an exception. If you were on a motorcycle when the crash happened, you can’t get the same no-fault benefits that someone would get if they were injured as a driver or passenger in a car.
However, that also means you can always take legal action against the driver who caused your injuries – if you can prove it. That’s why you need an attorney who will conduct a thorough investigation. We know how to find evidence that another driver’s carelessness caused your accident and establish the full extent of your losses as a result of their actions.
Get your free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney
If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident in Westchester County, you must do three things immediately. First, call 911. Then, get medical attention as soon as possible. And then your next call should be to Giampa Law so that we can start investigating the accident and advocating for your rights throughout the process.
We serve injured bikers throughout Westchester County and beyond, including White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon. We have offices in Valhalla and the Bronx, but if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. If you’re worried about cost, remember that we work on a contingency fee basis. That means there is no fee unless and until we recover compensation for you. You don’t pay us out of pocket. You only pay if we win.
Don’t take any chances with your future after a bad motorcycle accident. Instead, get an experienced Westchester County motorcycle accident lawyer with the resources to win your case. Contact Giampa Law today for a free, confidential consultation.