Motorcycle Accidents




A motorcycle is on its side, underneath a large truck. Parts of motorcycle are spread out on the road.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over the last handful of years, more than 80,000 motorcyclists are injured every year while riding, and over 5,000 per year lose their lives. We know that most of these incidents are caused by drivers who violate the rules of the road and do not take into consideration the presence of motorcycles. We also know that sometimes those responsible for maintaining safe roads fail to do so, and such failures often cause injuries to riders

Despite the bias that society sometimes holds against those who ride, we have advocated for our clients injured due to the negligence of others. For instance, we obtained a $6,000,000 settlement for a client who suffered a brain injury when his Harley crashed after coming into contact with a defect in the road. In another case, we obtained a verdict for $2,860,000 when a careless driver pulled out from a shopping mall hitting our client and injuring his leg.


Why Trust Ellis Riccobono LLP With Your Motorcycle Accident Claim?

  • Decades of Experience: We’ve been representing injury clients for over 30 years.
  • Track Record of Success: We have a proven record of handling cases with recoveries exceeding $1 million.
  • Highly Awarded Firm: Recognized as one of the top firms in the area.
  • Personalized Attention: We limit our caseload to ensure each client receives the attention they deserve.
  • No Win, No Fee: We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning no fees unless we win your case.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Identifying the cause of your motorcycle accident is one of the first steps toward obtaining financial compensation. Common causes include:

  • Driver Negligence: Distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and failure to yield.
  • Roadway Defects: Potholes, loose gravel, rubble, and unsafe construction sites.
  • Vehicle Defects: Tire blowouts, brake failures, and other mechanical issues.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are highly vulnerable on the road, leading to severe injuries such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations and road rash
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Seek Maximum Compensation for Your Losses

We can help you seek compensation for all your losses, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Past and future medical costs.
  • Lost Income: Compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Physical and emotional distress.
  • Property Damage: Costs for motorcycle repairs or replacement.

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

The actions you take immediately after a motorcycle accident can significantly impact your claim:

  1. Get to Safety: If possible, move to a safe location.
  2. Call 911: Report the accident and request medical assistance if needed.
  3. Exchange Information: Get the other driver’s contact and insurance information.
  4. Document the Scene: Take photos and gather witness statements.
  5. Seek Medical Attention: Visit a doctor even if you feel fine.
  6. Report the Accident: Notify your insurance company.
  7. Follow Medical Advice: Adhere to your treatment plan.
  8. Contact an Attorney: Consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer to understand your rights.

Contact Ellis Riccobono LLP for a Free Case Evaluation

Don’t navigate the complex legal process alone. Contact Ellis Riccobono LLP today for a free consultation. We understand what you’re going through and are prepared to help. Learn how our experienced team can make a difference in your personal injury claim.

Call our office or fill out our online form to schedule your free case evaluation. Let us fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.