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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Syracuse, New York

Riding a motorcycle can be a truly freeing and enjoyable experience. However, due to the vulnerability of the vehicle, a motorcycle accident could also be a very dangerous, or even fatal, incident. Whether you have a broken bone or have experienced road rash or head trauma, you need a personal injury attorney who will fight for your justice, compensation, and future. Craig Nichols from Nichols Law Offices, PLLC has over three decades of high-quality experience in helping motorcycle accident victims receive positive outcomes. If you or a family member have experienced serious injuries from a motorcycle accident in Syracuse, Rome, Utica, Fort Drum, Watertown, or anywhere else in Jefferson County, New York, contact Mr. Nichols today, and schedule a free consultation of your case. 

What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident? 

After a motorcycle accident, you should immediately call 911 and have the police and an ambulance come to the scene. If you are seriously injured, you should seek medical attention right away. While at the scene of the accident, you should collect any evidence that you can including pictures of the position of the vehicles, pictures of the damages, and any witnesses that can corroborate your story.  

You should then immediately speak to a personal injury attorney who will help you navigate through the difficult process that will follow. Mr. Nichols from Nichols Law Offices, PLLC is here to fight for the justice that you deserve. After you have been in a motorcycle accident in Syracuse, New York, or any surrounding area, contact him, and tell him about your situation during your free case consultation. 

Motorcycle Laws in New York 

There are certain laws that motorcyclists must follow when operating their bikes.  

  • DUI – Driving your motorcycle while intoxicated is against New York law. If you have been in an accident while drunk or high, contact Mr. Nichols for diligent representation. 

  • Lane Splitting – This is a common practice for motorcycle riders. Driving in between lanes or on the striped lines is illegal and can cause an accident for many drivers. You will need a serious personal injury attorney to handle your case. 

  • Speeding – It goes without saying that speeding is against the law. Since motorcycles are smaller than cars and trucks, it is not uncommon for drivers to accidentally hit you while changing lanes. Talk to Nichols Law Offices, PLLC today if you have been involved in an accident. 

No matter the circumstances of your motorcycle accident, Attorney Nichols is here to help you fight for justice. Contact him today in Syracuse, New York, and schedule your free consultation.

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Required Equipment 

In the state of New York, it is required for all motorcycles to be equipped with the following: 

  • Headlight and taillight 

  • Red rear reflector 

  • Brakes 

  • Directional signals 

  • Turn signals 

  • Horn 

  • Rearview mirrors 

  • Muffler 

  • Handlebars 

Also, all motorcyclists are required to wear a helmet while operating their vehicles. 

Determining Fault 

New York state law mandates that you must file your personal injury lawsuit within three years of the accident. When beginning your legal battle, the party that you are accusing of causing the injuries may try and shift the blame to you. In this case, New York follows a shared-fault or comparative-fault rule, meaning, if you are even a little bit at fault, you may not be able to receive the full amount of your desired financial compensation.  

Respectively, New York is a no-fault auto accident state. That means, if you have been involved in an accident on the road and have been injured, you will have to turn to your own insurance company for payment. However, if you or your loved one suffered a serious injury from the crash like a bone fracture, loss of limb or other disfigurements, loss of use of a body part, or other catastrophic injuries, you may be able to receive payment from the other party’s insurance company. Nichols Law Offices, PLLC helps those who have been in a motorcycle accident in Syracuse, Rome, Utica, Fort Drum, Watertown, and all of Jefferson County, New York, seek the maximum financial settlement possible. Trust that Mr. Nichols will fight for the outcome and justice that you deserve. 

Pursuing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit 

In the worst of cases, a motorcycle accident can lead to the death of a loved one. If a member of your family tragically passed away in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another party, you are able to seek financial compensation that will help you pay for: 

  • Medical bills 

  • Cost of the funeral 

  • Financial support that the deceased attributed to your family 

  • A fund to support the deceased’s dependents 

  • Reparations for your family’s emotional pain and suffering, and more 

Attorney Nichols is here to diligently help your family fight for the justice that is owed to you and your family, no matter how challenging that battle may be. Trust that he will help you with all of your legal needs during this difficult time.

Motorcycle Accidents Attorney Serving Syracuse, New York

Being involved in a motorcycle accident is a traumatic event, especially if you have received grievous injuries. At Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, lead personal injury attorney Craig Nichols is dedicated to motorcycle accident victims and their pursuit of justice. If you are seeking financial compensation, contact Mr. Nichols today in Syracuse, New York, and schedule your free consultation. He serves the areas of Rome, Utica, Fort Drum, Watertown, and all communities within Jefferson County, New York.