A Melville motorcycle accident lawyer from our team can help you understand your rights and seek fair compensation if you suffered injuries in a crash. Our team handles these cases regularly and knows how to hold the at-fault drivers or other parties responsible for the collisions they cause.
A Melville personal injury lawyer from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, can get started on your case today with no upfront fees. We provide free initial consultations for accident victims and their families. During your free case assessment, we’ll explain more about how we can help you get the justice you deserve.
Trust Our Melville Motorcycle Accident Attorneys to Recover Fair Compensation
Motorcycle accident victims commonly suffer serious or catastrophic injuries. This could include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic amputations, serious burns, and more. They require extensive medical care and support, rehabilitation, and ongoing treatment. Some have life-altering injuries that leave them with significant impairments.
All of this treatment and support is expensive. At the same time, accident victims cannot work and many never return to their previous jobs because of their injuries. This only increases the financial stress. Our motorcycle accident injury lawyers understand this and know how important financial recovery is for our client and their families.
We identify, document, and value the expenses and losses our clients incurred because of their Melville motorcycle accident. We pursue money to cover costs such as:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future income losses from time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
Wrongful Death Damages in a Melville Motorcycle Collision Case
When the victim of a Melville, NY, motorcycle crash dies from their injuries, their surviving family members have the option to file a claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation for the estate.
Based on EPTL § 5-4.1, we work with the motorcyclist’s personal representative to pursue wrongful death damages for their surviving loved ones. This party, also known as the estate executor, is the only party allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Melville.
We can help families recover damages in a motorcycle wrongful death case that could include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Reasonable medical care costs stemming from their accident injuries
- Income losses that the decedent would have provided
- Loss of support, such as the chores they handled at home
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of parental care and guidance for surviving children
- The conscious pain and suffering they experienced before their death
Our Law Firm Fights for Recovery for Melville Motorcycle Accident Victims
At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, our team of personal injury attorneys has been fighting for the rights of accident victims since 1938. For more than 85 years, we have pursued and recovered fair compensation for our client’s medical care, income losses, pain and suffering, and more. We will fight for a fair recovery for you and will not settle for less than you deserve.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers have the experience, knowledge, resources, and reputation necessary to handle even the most complex and challenging cases. We will also take these cases to trial if we need to. You can count on our team to provide the personalized attention and guidance you need. We treat every client like a member of our family.
Our Proven Track Record of Success for Injured Motorcyclists
Over our 85 years of legal advocacy and representation, we have proven our track record of success. Some of the recent settlements and verdicts won for our clients hurt in motorcycle accidents include:
- $3,000,000 settlement for a motorcyclist’s family after they died when a truck failed to yield
- $1,900,000 settlement for a motorcyclist who required numerous surgeries after a truck turned in front of her motorcycle
- $1,700,000 settlement for a motorcycle passenger who suffered serious injuries in the accident that killed her husband
- $1,200,000 settlement for a motorcycle passenger with lasting injuries who fell from the bike after a driver turned in front of the motorcycle
- $1,000,000 settlement for a motorcyclist who suffered catastrophic injuries when an Amazon driver failed to yield when turning
Paying for Your Melville Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney
Many injured motorcyclists are concerned about how they will pay for an accident lawyer while they are out of work. Our team provides free consultations and represents clients on a contingency-fee basis. Our clients never pay us anything until we recover financial compensation for them.
By providing representation based on contingency, we ensure all crash victims can afford our services and do not have to pay any additional out-of-pocket costs to have an experienced attorney on their side.
Our Melville Motorcycle Crash Lawyers Know the Common Causes of These Accidents
As auto accident lawyers, our attorneys see a lot of traffic collisions. We understand the most common causes of motorcycle accidents and how to determine who caused them. The truth is, even when you drive your motorcycle defensively and follow all motorcycle safety tips, accidents can happen. We help our clients determine the cause, show the other driver was liable, and seek fair compensation for them.
Some common causes of motorcycle accident injuries we see include:
- Failure to yield before turning
- Running red lights
- Following too closely
- Pulling out in front of the motorcycle
- Opening doors into traffic after parallel parking
- Rear-ending the motorcyclist because of inattention
- Merging without clearing the next lane
Contributing factors for these accidents can include distracted driving, texting and driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and drugged driving.
In addition to careless and reckless drivers, other causes of motorcycle accident cases we have navigated for clients include defective tires and bike parts, poorly maintained roads, lost cargo, and other debris on the roadway.
How Our Melville Attorneys Determine Liability in a Motorcycle Accident
Our motorcycle accident attorneys build a strong, convincing case based on our client’s Melville crash. We gather evidence to show what happened and how the at-fault driver’s negligence caused the collision. Negligence occurs when:
- One party owes another a duty of care
- They breach that duty of care
- The breach causes the crash
- The victim suffers damages
We can often identify the cause of the crash, determine what law was broken, and trace the fault back to the negligent party who hit our client. We use evidence such as the crash report filed by police officers, eyewitness statements, video and photos, accident reconstruction, expert opinions, and medical records to build our case.
Let Our Long Island Motorcycle Collision Attorneys Seek Compensation for You
There are several ways our Melville, NY, motorcycle collision lawyers can recover compensation for our clients. They include:
Negotiating a Settlement
We demand fair compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company and negotiate a fair settlement agreement when possible. This could occur before or after we file a lawsuit against the liable party.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques
Sometimes, we can recover compensation through a mediated settlement, arbitration, or another alternative dispute resolution technique. This is sometimes cheaper and faster than going to trial, but there could be other reasons why we go this route.
Taking the Case to a Civil Trial
Occasionally, we need to take a case to a jury trial and ask for fair compensation based on the evidence we present in court. We will not hesitate to go to court if we feel it will benefit your case.
While most cases settle outside of court, there is no way to predict how or if our attorneys can recover compensation in your case. We will offer advice and guidance about what you can expect based on your case facts throughout the process.
When Should You Consider Calling a Law Firm About Your Motorcycle Crash Injuries?
You should contact our Melville motorcycle injury team as soon as possible after your crash. If your loved one suffered catastrophic injuries and cannot call us on their own, contact us on their behalf. Evidence to support your case is strongest in the first days and weeks after the accident. We like to get started investigating a crash right away.
If you did not call us as soon as your injuries stabilized, it may not be too late. Call us right away and let our team assess your case. Under CVP § 214, we could have up to three years to begin a lawsuit.
Discuss Your Case With Our Melville Motorcycle Collision Team
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, provides free consultations for victims hurt in Melville, NY, motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a crash, we want to discuss your legal options with you and talk about your financial recovery. Contact us using our online contact form or call us today and Let Our Family Help Your Family.