Lane Change Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents occur daily and can lead to serious injury or death. Often, these accidents occur as a result of a poorly executed lane change. Motorcyclists are directly exposed to the impact of a collision and are therefore at greater risk of serious injury than anyone in a car.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., located in Buffalo, New York, is recognized as a Best Law Firm of America and has a track record of success with motorcycle accident injury cases. If you, or someone you love, were involved in a motorcycle accident resulting from an unsafe lane change, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the injuries that you suffered. Our diligent, tenacious, and hardworking team of Buffalo, New York motorcycle lane change accident lawyers and paralegals will fight to get you the best possible result for your Buffalo, New York motorcycle lane change accident. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 or go online to receive a FREE consultation on your case.
New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1128(a) states: “A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.”
Simply put, a driver is obligated to keep his or her vehicle in one lane and keep it there until the driver can be sure it is safe to move to a different lane. This includes all vehicles on the road, such as cars, trucks and motorcycles.
An unsafe lane change accident occurs when:
- A driver fails to ensure there is no vehicle in the next lane, by adequately checking mirrors and blind spots, and changes lanes anyway;
- A driver fails to keep his vehicle within one lane due to speed, road defects or tight turns; or
- A driver checks to see if there is another vehicle, but fails to notice a motorcycle in the next lane and makes a lane change anyway.
Motorcyclists are harder to see than cars and trucks and may be easily overlooked at the time of a lane change. Still, it is the duty of the driver choosing to change lanes to ensure there is no one else in the way. However, motorcyclists can help ensure their own safety on the road and avoid lane change accidents by avoiding lingering in other vehicles’ blind spots, wearing bright or reflective clothing, and using the motorcycle’s headlights at appropriate times.
Motorcyclists must also ensure they are making safe lane changes themselves. It is important for motorcyclists to:
- Obey traffic laws, such as lane markings and speed limits;
- Refrain from weaving unsafely in and out of traffic; and
- Refrain from passing cars on the shoulder or through occupied lanes.
If a motorcyclist fails to ride safely, he or she may also be responsible for a lane change accident that can have catastrophic consequences.
Depending on the circumstances and severity of the crash, lane change accidents can result in serious injury or even death. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and he understands the serious physical, emotional and financial impact a collision can have on the lives of those involved. If you were injured in an accident caused by a car making an unsafe lane change in front of you while you were riding your motorcycle, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of motorcycle lane change accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York today at 716-839-3939 to find out if you may be eligible for compensation. We will leave no stone unturned as we investigate your case and fight to attempt to get you the compensation and peace of mind that you deserve.
HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE BEEN SERIOUSLY HURT IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
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Motorcyclists do not have the body and frame of a car or airbags to protect them. As a result, the injuries motorcyclists may sustain in an accident can be very serious. Some potential injuries resulting from an unsafe lane change include:
- Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions;
- Broken bones;
- Rib fractures and internal bleeding;
- Lacerations and road rash; and
These injuries have the potential for a long-lasting, debilitating impact. Some of the long-term effects of an unsafe lane change include:
- High medical bills resulting from emergency treatment, surgery or diagnostics;
- Ongoing costs from physical therapy and rehabilitation;
- Lost wages due to the inability to work;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent injury or disability; and
- Permanent brain injury.
If your motorcycle accident was the result of someone else’s unsafe lane change, you may be entitled to significant compensation. You could be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. If a loved one’s death resulted from an unsafe lane change, you may also be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, has fought and won many motorcycle accident injury cases. We know the process can be difficult, long, and painful and we hope you will choose us to help relieve some of the burden on you and your family. Our diligent team of lawyers and paralegals will work hard to investigate your case, determine liability and fight to get you the compensation you may be entitled to. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 to receive your FREE consultation. Don’t wait! CALL NOW.
HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERED A SERIOUS INJURY IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TEAM OF MOTORCYCLE LANE CHANGE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
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!