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Motorcycle accidents are all too common, and they are among the most dangerous traffic accidents. If you were injured by another driver’s negligence in a motorcycle accident, obtaining fair money damages that covers your losses is essential, and an experienced Albany motorcycle accident attorney can help you with that.

The Statistics

The National Safety Council (NSC) shares the following important statistics regarding motorcycle accidents:

  • While motorcycles account for only 3 percent of all registered vehicles on our roads and for only .6 percent of all vehicle miles traveled, 14 percent of all traffic deaths are motorcyclists.
  • From 2020 to 2021, the fatality rate for motorcyclists rose by 8 percent.
  • Over the last decade, the number of motorcyclist deaths increased by 19 percent, and the death rate increased by 29 percent.

When you ride, you’re far more vulnerable to being seriously injured.

Vulnerabilities of Bikers

Motorcyclists experience all the following heightened vulnerabilities:

  • You have no protection from the impact of an accident.
  • Road hazards, such as the effects of bad weather and uneven surfaces, present greater risks.
  • You are more difficult to spot in traffic and are more likely to get lost in other drivers’ blind spots.
  • You can stop more quickly, which leaves you vulnerable to tailgating motorists at your rear.

While motorists are responsible for adjusting their driving practices to safely accommodate motorcyclists in their midst, it’s important to recognize that many fail to do so.

Common Forms of Driver Negligence

Each of the following common forms of driver negligence can lead to dangerous motorcycle accidents:

  • Distraction
  • Exhaustion
  • Impairment
  • Excess speed
  • Aggression
  • Failure to follow all traffic rules and regulations

If another driver’s negligence causes you to be injured in a motorcycle accident, seek the skilled legal guidance you need.

New York’s No-Fault Approach Doesn’t Include Motorcycle Accidents

In New York, motorists file their car accident claims with their own insurance provider – regardless of which party is responsible for the accident. This is intended to streamline the claims process, but it doesn’t apply to motorcycle accidents. If another driver causes you to be injured, you’ll file your claim against their policy.


What is pain and suffering?

In your motorcycle accident claim, you can seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, which refers to your emotional and psychological damages.

Won’t the insurance company cover my losses fairly from the start?

The insurance company is in the business of making money, and they take whatever steps are necessary to limit settlements. Working closely with a proven motorcycle accident attorney is advised.

I’m not sure that I can afford an attorney. What should I do?

Most reputable motorcycle accident attorneys don’t get paid until the claims they represent have been successfully resolved. In other words, you won’t owe anything upfront.

Discuss Your Concerns with an Experienced Albany Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

The dedicated Albany motorcycle accident attorneys at Steve Foley Law Firm take immense pride in our proven track record of favorable claim resolutions, and we welcome your inquiries. To learn more, please don’t put off contacting us online or calling us at 716-249-2222 today.