Motorcycle Accident FAQ:
Q: I was in a traffic accident in New York where a car turned left in front of me while I was riding my motorcycle. How is fault determined?
A: According to New York law, a vehicle making a left-hand turn must yield to oncoming traffic. Therefore, in most accident cases, the vehicle making the left-hand turn is responsible for the accident. Based on this assumption, your motorcycle accident is likely the fault of the driver making the left-hand turn.
However, there are some cases in which you may be responsible (or found partly responsible) for the motorcycle accident in New York. If you were speeding at the time of the motorcycle accident, your speed may have been a contributing factor. Similarly, you may have contributed to the motorcycle accident if you failed to properly stop at a traffic light.
To show that your motorcycle accident in New York was due to a vehicle’s left-hand turn you’ll likely need the guidance of a New York injury lawyer. In a personal injury claim, your New York injury lawyer may:
- present evidence that supports your version of the events, such as photographs, police reports, and medical records;
- call on witnesses to the motorcycle accident to give a statement or testify in court (if your case goes to trial); and
- submit the testimony of experts, such as traffic investigators and physicians.
In a personal injury claim, your New York injury lawyer may help you recover money for your medical expenses, for your pain and suffering, and for wages that you may have lost due to your motorcycle accident injuries.
Contacting a New York Injury Lawyer
At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of personal injury lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your personal injury claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.