3 FAQs After a Motorcycle Accident
- Do I Need a Lawyer Because of a Motorcycle Accident Injury?
- How Much is My Motorcycle Accident Injury Case Worth?
- What Should I do After a Motorcycle Accident?
1) Do I Need a Lawyer Because of a Motorcycle Accident Injury?
YES! There are strict deadlines for filing personal injury claims in New York, so it is important that you contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at (716) 839-3939 to preserve your rights.
The following deadlines are generally applicable to bringing motorcycle accident injury claims in New York:
- Negligence causing personal injury – 3 years from the date of the incident; and
- Wrongful death action – 2 years from the date of death.
Every case is different. However, to assess the value of a motorcycle accident injury case, lawyers, insurance companies and juries often consider the following:
- The diagnosis and the extent of the motorcyclist’s injuries;
- Whether the motorcyclist’s injuries are permanent;
- The medical treatment, pain and suffering and lost time from work that resulted from the motorcycle accident;
- Whether the motorcyclist has suffered a loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the physical or mental anguish suffered; and
- Whether the motorcyclist’s own act or negligence was a contributing factor to his or her injuries.
- Move to a safe place;
- Determine if you are injured and seek emergency medical assistance if needed;
- Call the police and create a report;
- Take cell phone videos and photographs of the location of the accident, the vehicles involved and any injuries that resulted;
- Identify and collect contact information of all witnesses; and
- Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately for top-rated motorcycle accident representation in Buffalo, New York.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!