At Faraci Lange, we have been handling motorcycle accident cases since our inception in 1968. Our past experience handling these cases, our medical resources and litigation background uniquely qualify us to effectively represent those who have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. If you have questions related to a recent motorcycle accident in which you or a loved one was injured, call us at (585) 325-5150 or fill out this form to receive a call from our intake coordinator within 24 hours.
Did you know?
- Motorcycles make up nearly 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States
- Motorcycles account for .7% of all vehicle miles travelled
- 5% of all traffic fatalities are from either drivers or riders of motorcycles
- Motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash. The lack of protection and separation of the rider from the motorcycle can lead to severe, if not fatal, injuries in motorcycle accidents.
Most common cause of motorcycle accidents
So often, whenever a motorcycle is involved in an accident the perception is that the motorcyclist was travelling too fast, and driving in a dangerous manner. Although each case is different, that perception is not correct and is, in fact, wrong.
- In 2008, there were 2,387 two-vehicle fatal crashes involving a motorcycle and another vehicle.
- In 41% of these crashes, the other vehicle was turning left when the motorcycle was travelling straight.
This is your typical motorcycle accident; the driver of a car does not see or perceive the motorcycle, and turns left in front of, or into, the motorcycle. If you would like to consult with a Faraci Lange attorney about your recent motorcycle accident, please fill out this contact form and our intake coordinator will get in touch with you to get more information.
Motorcyclists are NOT covered under the New York State No-Fault Law
Unfortunately New York State no-fault benefits do not apply to motorcyclists. Therefore, medical benefits and lost wage benefits will not be paid by no-fault. The medical bills must be paid by the injured party's HMO or the victim personally. If you have questions about this, contact Faraci Lange through our website or by calling (585) 325-5150.
How do you win a motorcycle case?
In order to prevail in a motorcycle case, we must prove that the other vehicle was negligent and that the negligence of the other vehicle caused the motorcycle accident and the injuries. We must then go on to prove the practical significance of our client's injuries. Our emphasis on trial preparation helps us to develop the case so that we can overcome juror bias against motorcyclists. With the help of our nurses and our past experience with representing persons who have been severely injured, we are able to effectively communicate the injuries and their practical significance to the insurance carrier and to the jury. This helps us in achieving our goal of obtaining the best potential outcome for our motorcycle accident victims.
How can Faraci Lange help?
At Faraci Lange, we have been representing motorcycle accident victims successfully for nearly 40 years. We have the resources and expertise to analyze and prosecute these types of cases. If you or somebody you care about was injured in a motorcycle accident please call us at (585) 325-5150, or fill out this contact form.