Syracuse, New York, Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers

Syracuse Motorcycle Accidents Caused By Hazardous Driving Conditions

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s Team of Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys Fights for Individuals Injured as a Result of Motorcycle Accidents in Syracuse, New York.

Motorcycle riderWith a population greater than 140,000, most of the individuals residing in Syracuse, New York, have an average daily commute of 17 minutes. Consequently, nearly half an hour out of every day is spent on public highways and roadways, putting most residents at risk for motor vehicle accidents, particularly those resulting from either poor roadway or weather-related conditions.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has worked as a personal injury attorney for over two decades. In that time, he has won countless cases for his clients in the Syracuse, New York area. If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident in Syracuse, New York, or the greater New York area, reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling us at (716) 839-3939 or visiting us online to schedule your FREE consultation.

Construction and Motorcycle Accidents in Syracuse, New York

Everyone faces potential hazards while on the road. Whether from traffic, unsafe roadway conditions, or the weather, there is no predicting what conditions a driver might encounter on the road. For motorcyclists, these hazards are even more extreme. The condition of a public roadway at a given time can affect how a car or motorcycle handles. Obstructions such as potholes, cracks, bumps, uneven pavement, and even construction zones can impact a vehicle’s level of maneuverability. Consider the following scenario: a public roadway is under construction. At the same time, the asphalt is being repaired, leaving a section of road that is bumpy with gravel. If a motorcyclist fails to notice the upcoming terrain or cannot adapt in time, he could lose control of his vehicle.

One way to forestall an accident is to be aware of the condition of your route. If a roadway is pitted with potholes or under construction, you might consider taking a different route until the road is finished. Unfortunately, no matter how careful one tries to be, accidents still occur. In such situations, your best recourse when it comes to seeking compensation for your injuries is to secure the expert legal advice of a personal injury attorney. With over $175,000,000 secured in settlements and verdicts for our clients, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is your best option for timely and expert legal advice. Place your trust in a team of lawyers experienced in personal injury law – we know how to assist you in your motorcycle accident case best. Call us today at (716) 839-3939 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation.

Weather-Related Motorcycle Accidents in Syracuse, New York

Motorcycle AccidentJust as the physical condition of a road affects driving conditions, the weather is another factor that can cause serious issues for motorcyclists. On average, 1,000,000 annual motor vehicle crashes are the result of the weather. Most weather-related accidents occur on wet roads, with 70% occurring on roads that are slick with precipitation and 46% during active rainfall.

Residents of Western New York are well aware that weather conditions such as rain, snow, and strong winds decrease visibility and reaction-time. Weather impacts arterial mobility, which refers to the traveling conditions of major urban routes, such as thoroughfares. In heavy rain or snow, arterial mobility can slow traffic between 10% and 40%, depending upon the severity of the weather. This reduction in travel speed can, at best, cause delays and, at worst, lead to accidents. If, for example, a driver fails to adjust to slower than expected speeds, they might collide with another vehicle on the road or lose control of their vehicle. To learn more about hazardous driving conditions, reference our extensive list of car accident types.



Motorcycle Licensing in New York State

One of the best ways to prevent coming up against an accident while driving a motorcycle is to learn how to handle one properly. Roughly 35% of all motorcycle fatalities are the result of unlicensed drivers. In New York State, individuals interested in driving a motorcycle must have a motorcycle operator’s license. There are two types of motorcycle licenses offered in New York State:

  1. A Class M License: The standard motorcycle operator’s license issued to drivers over the age of 18; and
  2. A Class MJ License: The motorcycle junior operator’s license for drivers between the ages of 16 and 18.

A motorcycle operator’s license is different from a standard motor vehicle license. It requires a separate training course and tests to ensure that individuals know how to safely operate a motorcycle. In addition to a special license, motorcyclists are governed by certain standards in New York State. These standards include:

  1. Yearly motorcycle inspections;
  2. Motorcyclists are required to carry liability insurance if they are utilizing public roadways;
  3. All passengers must use Department of Transportation certified helmets and eye protection;
  4. Headlights are required to be on at all times; and
  5. All motorcyclists must obey the same rules of the road as motor vehicles.

The majority of motorcycle accident cases result in life-altering personal injuries. If you, or a loved one, were injured in a motorcycle accident in Syracuse, New York, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated motorcycle accident injury lawyers are prepared to fight to obtain compensation on your behalf. Do not hesitate to reach out today at (716) 839-3939 or by visiting us online – YOU are our priority!

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!

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