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Motorcycle Accidents Jeopardize NYC Public Safety

Nearly every month, several NYC motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries or deaths. The last quarter of 2018 proved to be no exception, especially in the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. The motorcycle and vehicle accidents described below unfolded like many others – with one or more drivers either speeding or losing control of their vehicles prior to each deadly incident. A careful review of these crashes helps us all stay aware of the special dangers we often encounter when we drive distracted, travel too close to others -- or fail to drive defensively. After each accident has...

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Overcoming Juror Bias in New York City Motorcycle Accident Cases

When presenting a New York City motorcycle accident case, it’s often challenging for lawyers to persuade jurors to put aside all their negative opinions about motorcyclists. All too often, jurors assume that most motorcyclists carelessly ignore traffic laws, enjoy speeding and often weave in and out of traffic with little or no regard for other people’s safety. The truth is that only a small percentage of motorcyclists ride in a foolish manner – as we often see in TV shows and movies. Most motorcycle riders aren’t unruly gang members who disregard traffic laws and enjoy suddenly pulling up in the blind...

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Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents in Brooklyn

Motorcyclists blend in regularly with all the cars, trucks and taxis traveling in and out of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods every day. Whether heading to work or one of the singular tourist attractions, everyone quickly learns how important defensive driving can be to survive the rush hours here. During the last four of five years, Brooklyn’s heavy traffic has played a key role in far too many of the area’s accident injuries and fatalities. Given their added lack of physical protection, too many motorcyclists wind up being seriously injured or even killed here. Here is a brief review of three deadly Brooklyn motorcycle accidents...

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Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents in the Bronx

While it’s always fun to enjoy the added sense of freedom that riding a motorcycle in New York City provides, all riders must exercise caution when passing through heavy traffic areas like the Bronx since too many deadly accidents occur there each year. Commuters must be especially careful when travelling on the Cross Bronx Expressway. Fortunately, some Bronx neighborhoods are benefitting from New York City’s “slow zone” program that requires reduced speeds in high traffic areas. You can learn more about several serious Bronx collisions by reviewing the descriptions of them below – along with some general New York motorcycle accident statistics....

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Man Charged in Crash that Killed Motorcyclist in 2017

Police have charged a man from Rome for a crash that happened on the New York State Thruway last year. This accident killed a motorcyclist. Everett L. Taylor, 23, is being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident as well as many other charged. The accident happened between Taylor who was in a 2008 Hyundai and the driver of the motorcycle, Joseph A. Perrotti from Utica. Perotti and his passenger were seriously injured and taken to the hospital. Perrotti died of his injuries on June 2, 2017. An investigation showed that Taylor kept driving and never stopped after the accident happened. If you’ve...

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Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Crash

A New York motorcyclist was severely hurt in a crash that happened on Route 7 going Southbound on Monday night of April 30. Nathan Spiro from Bedford was driving south on Route 7 when he lost control of his motorcycle. The police report that two other vehicles were involved in the accident. The vehicles included a 2014 Jeep Compass Latitude that was being driven by Jorge Rodriguez-Novascatala and a 2007 Prius that was being driven by Kathleen Sophia Abouzeide. The drivers of the vehicles were not hurt in the accident, and the cars did not need to be towed. The Route 7 southbound area near...

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Police Identify Ashley N. Schmidt as Motorcyclist who Died in Crash

The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the 32-year-old woman from Grand Island who died on Sunday night. She died after she was ejected from her motorcycle. The woman, Ashley N. Schmidt, lost control of the motorcycle she was driving at around 8:20 in the evening, according to police. This occurred on Ferry Avenue near 19th Street. She hit the curb and was thrown from the bike. Schmidt was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. The crash is still being looked into by police. She is survived by two children, and her funeral will be held...

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Bronx Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Examine How a Jury Views a Cyclist’s Injuries After A Crash

When you first get hurt in a motorcycle accident, there is an urgent need to focus on healing explains one of the Bronx motorcycle accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. Recovering from serious injuries could mean spending time in the hospital and/or a rehabilitation facility. For example, someone with a shattered femur could undergo multiple surgeries to repair the damage. He could have permanent hardware in the leg and a lifetime of arthritis because the bones will only heal to a certain extent. His leg might also experience a lifetime of numbness and/or nerve damage in affected areas....

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Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Discuss Important Questions to Ask Your Attorney

Once you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to focus on your next step explains one of the Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm in NYC. Working with motorcycle accident lawyers will allow you to get the financial assistance that you need. There are several questions you should ask to ensure that you find the right lawyer to represent you for your case. What is your experience with motorcycle accidents? When you hire a personal injury lawyer, they should have experience with accidents involving motorcycles. This includes understanding the statistics that are involved with a...

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Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Discusses What To Do After An Accident

Motorcycle accidents happen every day. You don't want to become a victim twice, however explains a motorcycle injury lawyer. Rather than simply letting your insurance take care of the settlement, you should take action. You might have been a victim, and therefore you need to make sure that you are being taken care of to the fullest extent. The Statistics According to the Insurance Information Institute, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes increased by 8.3 percent from 2014 to 2015. The number injured, however, dropped by 4.3 percent. 8.6 million motorcycles were on the road in 2015. This statistic has not changed dramatically, which shows...

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