Long Island Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Are you in serious pain because of a motorcycle accident?
Motorcycle accidents are quite different from car accidents, and that difference can often cost lives. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident on Long Island you should contact an experienced accident lawyer immediately. The Law Office of John Fazzini, P.C. has represented vehicle accident victims for more than two decades and understands how to approach your case in order to recover compensation for damages. We handle all types of accident injuries including:
- Back & neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia & Quadriplegia
- Bone fractures & breaks
- Wrongful death
FAQs About Motorcycle Safety
There are a number of actions you can take to ensure your safety when riding a motorcycle.
What are some basic guidelines that make riding motorcycles safer?
- Get a proper motorcycle license
- Follow the speed limit
- Don’t ride in bad weather conditions
- Ride sober
- Keep your bike in good working order with lights and horns that work and tires with the proper inflation and tread
Why should you assume other motorists don’t see you and what to do about it?
Studies show that many drivers get into accidents with motorcycles because they failed to see them. To make yourself more visible, you should do the following:
- Wear riding gear that is reflective or brightly colored so you stand out.
- Put reflective decals on your helmet and motorcycle
- Use headlights or driving lights
- Indicate your turns by using hand signals
How can taking part in a rider education program help?
A rider education program instructs you in turning, shifting, braking and how to respond to specific situations that can arise. If you take the Basic RiderCourse® (BRC), you can receive a waiver for the required traditional road test. However, you must take a course provided by a NYS Department of Motor Vehicles approved location. Your course will include a written test and riding test. To receive the road test waiver, you must take both of these tests covered in the course. You will also need a valid motorcycle learner’s permit to participate in the program. You can get your learner’s permit by passing a written exam at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle testing location.
What is the best type of helmet to wear?
Make sure you wear a US Department of Transportation (DOT) approved motorcycle helmet. You can tell it is an approved helmet because the helmet has the DOT sticker on the back. Ensure the helmet fits you well. Chinstraps should keep it from sliding, and you can adjust them for a proper fit. A white helmet will make you more visible, and a full-helmet provides the best protection during in an accident.
Talk to a Long Island Motorcycle Accident Lawyer about Your Case
If you are a rider who has been seriously hurt in an accident, you should contact an accident lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. To schedule a free consultation, contact The Law Office of John Fazzini, P.C. online or call (631) 547-8989 today.
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