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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

We are here to help if you were hurt in a motorcycle accident.

A motorcycle accident lawyer in New York City can protect your rights and may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries

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NYC Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Servicing the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and the NYC Metro Area

motorcycle accident lawyer in New York City can protect your rights and may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries. We are here to help if you are a motorcycle operator, passenger, or pedestrian who was hurt in an accident. Oresky & Associates, PLLC has been helping injured New Yorkers for over 30 years. We have recovered over $400 million in settlements and verdicts.

If you or a loved one needs a motorcycle accident attorney in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan or anywhere else in New York City, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC, at (718) 362-3043. 

Each year, there are thousands of motorcycle accidents in New York, NY. When you have involvement in a motor vehicle accident, you may file a lawsuit against the guilty party. 

To file a lawsuit, you should hire a motorcycle accident attorney. Accident attorneys can assist you in negotiations with insurance companies, analyze settlement offers, and represent you in court. 

Oresky & Associates, PLLC, proudly serves the NYC community with motor vehicle accident legal services to protect you and your loved ones. Our legal team has decades of experience in accident cases and can build one for you as you seek emotional and financial compensation for damages. 

Recent Case Results

More Than 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.

We have recovered millions in damages through settlements and verdicts for our clients, including several multi-million-dollar settlements for victims of auto accidents. You could be facing a mountain of medical bills and other expenses because of someone’s wrongful act. Let a motorcycle accident lawyer with Oresky & Associates, PLLC help you.

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Bronx Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

We Want to Make You Whole After a Motorcycle Accident

You should not have to suffer financially in addition to the physical and emotional pain you are experiencing. A motorcycle accident lawyer with Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help recover money damages for medical costs, lost union benefits, lost wages, and for pain and suffering because of your injuries.

Our team is dedicated to making sure that you and your loved ones have everything you need during this stressful time. That is why we:

  • Provide 24-hour telephone agents and live chat
  • Ensure that you understand the importance of receiving medical care and following up with treatment plans
  • Accommodate communications with our bilingual staff or through a translator if you speak a different language other than Spanish or English
  • Pursue money damages from all liable parties
  • Work on a contingency basis so you do not have to pay upfront fees

You deserve help if a motorcycle accident left you hurt and with unpaid bills. Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC at (718) 993-9999 for a free consultation.

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Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
Can I bring a car accident lawsuit if I am undocumented?
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought without regard to your immigration status. Even if you are undocumented you have the right to sue for money damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Want more information? Read our full article here.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
How Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article here.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
Bronx & Queens Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer From Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help You

New York State has specific laws regarding liability and negligence. It can be confusing for someone to figure out the best approach to seek compensation, particularly if he or she is severely injured.

A motorcycle accident lawyer in New York City can help you understand your legal options. We handle motorcycle accidents, and one of the ways we help our clients is by carefully evaluating your losses. This way, you can avoid accepting an insurance settlement that does not fairly compensate you.

We Take Care of Our Clients

Oresky & Associates, PLLC can build a case on your behalf while you focus on your health and your loved ones.

We can:

  • Gather evidence, such as police or accident reports, photographs, videos, witness statements, and other documentation that shows liability or wrongdoing
  • Compile all your bills and expenses
  • Valuate your economic and emotional losses
  • File an insurance claim
  • Negotiate a fair settlement
  • Go to court if necessary
  • Prepare your case for trial and a jury verdict.

There are strict time limits to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York State and make certain claims, so please call us right away if you or a loved one was hurt in a motorcycle accident.

You Deserve to Be Made Whole After a Motorcycle Accident

We know how difficult life can be after a motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury. On top of the immediate medical expenses a motorcycle accident can cause, you may also suffer from a reduced capacity to work and lost wages. Lost future earnings can represent significant damages to an injured party.  When we prepare our cases for trial, significant lost earnings claims are submitted to an economist to project a client’s future damages.

This is important so that our clients receive just compensation for their injuries and damages.

Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

There are several reasons why you may require a motorcycle accident attorney.

Firstly, unless you have a legal background, it is hard to navigate a courtroom. If you choose to represent yourself, the odds against you winning may increase substantially.   Chances are the guilty party will have an experienced attorney to represent him or her against you in court. You do not want to go back and forth with a seasoned attorney without proper knowledge of the law.

Secondly, motorcycle accident attorneys negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. These insurance providers are always looking out for their company’s interests. Thus, they will attempt to offer you the least amount of compensation possible. Our lawyers fight for the maximum settlement offer for all our clients.

Contact Us After Your Motorcycle Accident

Attempt to gather as much evidence as you can at the scene of the incident, including photos, police records, and license information. Our attorneys can utilize these pieces of evidence to build a strong case in your favor.

Also, never talk to the offender’s lawyers before contacting one of your own. Defense lawyers may have ulterior motives, such as using your statements against you in court.

What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

There are some things that every victim should do in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident.

If injured, the first thing you should do is call 911. Not only is this action practical for getting the medical attention that you need, but it also helps you legally. When the police and medical attention arrives, you the police will create a report that documents what happened, and medical records will be created that can document your injuries.

Secondly, as we mentioned above, you should call an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner an attorney is involved in your case, the better off you will be. Lawyers are proficient at gathering and stacking evidence against your offender.

Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Who Know How To Help

We have decades of experience protecting New York City, NY, residents following motorcycle accidents.

In a legal battle, you want representation from a seasoned legal professional. Our legal team knows the ins and outs of motorcycle accidents and the law, providing a safety net for you in the courtroom.

We invite you to view some of our client testimonials that show how much we care about fighting for our clients. Too often, victims leave with nothing after a debilitating injury caused by a negligent driver. We aim to prevent that from happening to all of our clients. Oresky & Associates attorneys work to seek compensation for your damages.

Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents

There are many different types of motorcycle accidents. That’s why reputable attorneys will have experience dealing with different types of collision scenarios. Depending on the type and degree of motorcycle accident you are in, and your injuries you could stand to gain compensation.

While many love riding their motorcycles, they are a dangerous mode of transportation. On a bike, you are unprotected, making you vulnerable to critical injuries during a crash. It is important to know that a personal injury lawyer can be of help in this type of accident.

A motorcycle accident lawyer with Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you seek damages. We can help after many types of motorcycle and other kinds of traffic accidents, including:

Lane Splitting Motorcycle Accidents

Firstly, there are lane-splitting motorcycle accidents. A lane-splitting accident occurs when a motorcycle driver attempts to cut through traffic. This action is illegal in nearly every state, including New York. Thus, it is considered negligent behavior.

Lane splitting leads to many side-swiping accidents, which can cause critical injuries. Some people claim that the noise associated with motorcycles splitting traffic can startle car drivers, leading to more accidents. However, detractors of the law claim that lane splitting is safe when drivers are responsible.

New York is a comparative negligent state which means that even if you are partially at fault for an accident you still may recover.  An accident attorney can review your case, interview witnesses and determine your rights concerning the accident, even if you are partially at fault.

Lane Switching Motorcycle Accidents

Alternatively, we see a lot of motorcycle accidents caused by lane switching incidents. Lane switching incidents occur when a motorcycle operator attempts to change lanes.

Depending on the rules of the road, the blame can go several ways. If it was a legal lane switch, the fault could lie on the car or truck driver. However, if there is proof that a motorcycle operator made an illegal lane switch, they are susceptible to a finding of comparative fault.

It is vital to gather as much evidence as possible at the accident location to help build your case.

Left Turn Motorcycle Accidents

Another common form of motorcycle accident occurs when drivers make a left turn. An example of a left turn accident is when a car or truck crashes into a motorcycle while making a left turn. Motorcyclists have the right of way in these situations, and the operator will have a strong case against the at fault car or truck driver.

Sometimes, motorcycles can be hard to see for drivers resulting in collisions that can be fatal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association claims that 36% of fatal motorcycle accidents are left turn incidents. Because motorcyclists are more exposed than car operators, they take the brunt of the damage.

Left turn accidents may leave victims with crippling injuries or cause death. Seek legal help if you or a loved one is dealing with the effects of a left turn motorcycle accident.

Head-On Motorcycle Collisions

One dangerous type of motorcycle crash is head-on collisions. A head-on collision is when the front of your vehicle collides with the front of another.

Typically, these accidents have severe consequences. If a motorcycle rider crashes into a car or truck, they may incur serious crucial injuries. Even worse, head-on collisions make up more than 50% of all motorcycle deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.

If your loved one died in a head-on collision due to a negligent driver, you may qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit with a personal injury attorney.

Common Motorcycle Collision Injuries

There are many injuries that victims can sustain in a motorcycle collision. These injuries vary in severity, and degree of disability.

Our attorneys work to help you gain compensation for your injuries and disability.  Medical bills and time off of work can cost you a lot of money. You should not have to face punishment and hardship following a motorcycle accident.

Insurance companies like to play games with accident victims. To help deal with their tactics, hire an experienced law team to help negotiate an adequate settlement amount for your injuries. Plus, if you end up in court, you want a professional that can represent you fairly.

Here are some of the injuries our law firm has experience with and understands well.

Head Injuries

It is hard to protect yourself when falling off a motorcycle. While helmets should protect you from some injuries, it is still possible to injure your head, neck and spine in a motorcycle collision.

Traumatic head injuries can lead to brain damage, memory loss, decreased motor function, and paralysis. Still, wearing a helmet is the safest course of action you can take to prevent crippling injuries.

Our New York City personal injury lawyers fight for proper compensation for you and your family. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association states that head injuries cause over half of all motorcycle fatalities.

If you survived a collision, you should consider yourself lucky. And you should also seek compensation for the trauma you are facing. Head injuries are serious matters, and making the offender take responsibility for this negligence is a principal priority for our lawyers.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are commonplace in motorcycle accidents. Depending on what bone you break, you may need surgery and have to take time off of work. Thus, you can choose to file a lawsuit against the guilty party.

Broken bones can take a long time to heal while limiting your physical capacity. Not to mention, you may not be able to generate the monthly income you are accustomed to earning.

For these reasons, it is vital to seek compensation for you and your family. Our motorcycle accident attorneys sympathize with your troubles and aim to help you financially recover from your injuries quickly and effectively. We will assist you in your fight for justice by leveraging our knowledge of personal injury law.

Road Rash

Victims may sustain road rash following a motor vehicle collision. If your skin drags across the pavement, it can result in a painful gash.

Road rash may constitute a less severe injury than spinal or brain trauma. Still, it may result in extensive, long-term treatments that can prevent you from doing your job. If you do not attend to a case of road rash adequately, there is an increased risk of infection. Doctors will prescribe antibiotics to alleviate road rash symptoms.  There may be permanent scarring.

Our New York accident attorneys will leverage your physical condition to seek compensation for you and your loved ones.

Neck & Spinal Injuries

Sometimes, victims will suffer long-term neck and spinal injuries caused by their accident. These injuries can create physical limitations that last a lifetime. Some of these possible injuries include chronic neck pain, partial paralysis, and complete paralysis.

Depending on the severity of your injury, it may put you out of work indefinitely. Unfortunately, there is not much padding that covers your back on a motorcycle. This vulnerability leaves you susceptible to damage.

Common Questions You May Have About Your Motorcycle Accident

The lawsuit process and dealing with insurance companies can be challenging for the average person. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we receive a lot of questions about our services. Below are answers to the most common inquiries surrounding motorcycle accidents.

How Much Will It Cost To Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

As with any law firm, costs vary depending on your case and many other factors. Many motorcycle accident attorneys will work a case on contingency. Contingency means you will only pay your lawyer if they win the case, with payment being a percentage of the settlement you accept.

If the attorney is unsuccessful, you are not responsible for paying lawyer fees. As a motorcycle accident victim, this  plan should ease your mind, as you will know that your attorney has a vested interest in the outcome of your case.

Contingency percentages vary by firm. Your lawyer will inform you of their contingency policy during your consultation. You can expect a motorcycle accident attorney’s contingency fee rate to be 1/3 of the recovery.

There may be other costs as well..

Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering Damages?

Many motorcycle crash victims are unsure of what they can sue for. If your accident leads to pain and suffering, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

It is vital to note that the value of your pain and suffering lies in the jury’s hands. It is up to you and your accident attorney to prove how much emotional or physical pain you are in.

Lawyers utilize several pieces of evidence to persuade the jury, including medical records, testimonies, employer testimony, and other documents. Keep a record of any pain you experience in the aftermath of your motorcycle collision. Several influences can factor into the jury’s decision, such as your age, level of debilitation, and more.

What Are the Legal Rights of an Injured Passenger?

An injured motor vehicle accident victim has specific legal rights. You do not need to be the operator of a vehicle to file a lawsuit. Many people believe that there is a better chance for compensation if you are a passenger rather than a driver.

You should follow the same routine as the driver when you are in an accident, meaning you should call 911 if injured and an attorney. Sometimes, a passenger will sue the motorcycle operator if they were to blame for the accident.

Alternatively, you may be eligible to sue the operator of the vehicle that collided with you. Our lawyers will help identify who is at fault in your accident and seek due compensation.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits After a Fatal Accident

It is soul-crushing to lose a loved one to a fatal accident. If your loved one has passed away due to a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit. If your friend or family member passed away due to a negligent driver, the representative of their estate qualifies to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

There are many types of wrongful death cases our personal injury attorneys can help you manage. Some of these cases include medical malpractice, construction incidents, and others. A death from a motorcycle collision may qualify as a wrongful death case.

Do Motorcyclists Get No-Fault Insurance Benefits?

Another factor to consider in your case is whether or not you receive no-fault insurance benefits. No-fault insurance is when a state body constitutes that insurance companies must reimburse motor vehicle crash victims for lost income, and medical expenses whether they are at fault or not.

While New York offers no-fault insurance benefits to its residents, the policy does not apply to motorcyclists.  Hopefully if you are involved in a motorcycle accident you have private health insurance.

How Does Distracted Driving Affect My Motorcycle Accident Claim?

There are more distractions than ever before while driving. Whether it’s texting, talking on the phone, or eating, distractions can cause horrific accidents.

If you can prove that the offender was distracted at the time of the accident, you are in an ideal position to build a strong case for compensation.

Many driving distractions are illegal in New York, such as texting and driving. With valuable evidence, it should not be hard to file an accident claim. Our attorneys do not tolerate distracted driving and will do everything in our power to negotiate a fair settlement or sway a jury of peers in the courtroom.

Do You Have To Go to Court for a Motorcycle Accident?

Depending on the situation, you may have to appear in court following your motorcycle accident. Typically, victims will try to reach a settlement to avoid going to court. If the parties cannot agree, then your case will end up in the courtroom. An attorney will assist you in both the settlement negotiation phase and represent you in court.

In the courtroom, a jury of your peers will determine the outcome of your case. If it gets to this stage, your lawyer will prepare you to testify in court and instruct you on what to say to the jury.

Our Goal Is Seeking Just Compensation

A motorcycle accident may result in horrific injuries. Although a well-fitting helmet can reduce your risk of severe brain injury, motorcycles offer little protection for riders and passengers.

That is why a motorcycle accident lawyer works hard to seek fair compensation for you and your family. Each accident case is different, and there are several factors that affect your specific damages. Damages may include:

  • Lost union benefits
  • Lost pay
  • Pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Future pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Loss of services
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Rehabilitation or skilled nursing care
  • Prescriptions
  • Property damage and temporary transportation
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Wrongful death

We invite you to call (718) 993-9999 for a free consultation to learn what damages we could seek for you.

Free Consultation With Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers know the ins and outs of automotive law. The Oresky & Associates team acts as advocates, negotiating your case on your behalf. Our goal is to collect the maximum settlement amount for you and your loved ones.

Negligent drivers must be held liable for your motorcycle accident. We are here to make things right.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a motorcycle accident in New York City, call one of Oresky & Associates, PLLC, motorcycle accident attorneys, at (718) 362-3043. We will set up a free consultation to discuss your case in detail.

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We Can Help You Seek Damages

If you or a loved one was hurt in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, a motorcycle accident lawyer in New York City can protect your rights and help you seek damages. Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC today for a free consultation by dialing (718) 993-9999.

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