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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Warm weather months promise more motorcyclists sharing the road. The added motorcycle traffic along with the average distracted driver creates a high-risk scenario for motorcycle-involved accidents. Motorcycle accidents prove to be especially dangerous, as a driver has very limited protection by design, putting him or her at a much higher risk for injury than those driving a passenger car. Motorcycle laws can be confusing, and finding proper legal help after an accident can be even more challenging. The Law Office of Raffi Khorozian is here to give you the legal help you need post-accident.

The outcomes of a motorcycle accident can be devastating, but they are not always the driver’s fault. Common factors that lead to motorcycle accidents include drivers of passenger cars making dangerous left-hand turns in front of motorcycles. These accidents account for nearly 42 percent of all motorcycle accidents. In addition, dangerous road conditions account for 25 percent of accidents involving motorcycles.

Common causes of not-at-fault motorcycle accidents include:

  • Hit-and-run
  • Rear-end
  • Failure to yield
  • Limited visibility
  • Stop sign accidents
  • Driving under the influence

Common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include:

  • Head injuries
  • Road rash
  • Muscle damage
  • Biker’s arm
  • Leg injuries

Since motorcyclists have higher vulnerability to fatal injuries, family members are often left to grieve the loss of their loved one, as well as deal with the legal mess left behind. Having an attorney to take care of it all for you gives you the time you need to readjust to life post-accident and get the settlement you and your family member deserve.

Dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster can be a pain. The insurance adjuster is more concerned with saving money for the company than giving you just compensation for your injuries and other damages. If you aren’t careful, your dealings with the insurance companies can prove more damaging than productive. That’s why it’s best to speak with an experienced attorney before settling for any type of settlement. Contact our office for a free evaluation of your motorcycle accident case.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycling or cycling is rapidly becoming a more prevalent means of transportation in urban areas, and as a result, more and more people are injured in accidents each year. If you have sustained injuries after being hit by a car while on a bicycle or from a hit and run cycling accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your legal options.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, hundreds of cyclists die on the road each year due to car accidents, which account for 2% of all traffic fatalities. Additionally, thousand of cyclists are injured in traffic accidents each year and the number continues to increase.

Most cycling injuries occur during summer months and in early evening hours, and predominantly occur in urban areas, at intersections and on major roads.

Cycling injuries from being hit by a car generally affect the cyclist’s head, legs and arms. Some of the most common cycling accident injures are:

  • Back injuries,
  • Brain injuries,
  • Broken bones, crushed bones or fractured bones,
  • Concussions,
  • Head trauma,
  • Neck injuries,
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia,
  • Severed limbs, and
  • Spinal cord injuries.

If you or a loved one were injured in a bicycle accident, please contact our office for a free evaluation.

Truck Accidents

Accidents involving passenger vehicles can result in serious injuries, but when an average sized automobile collides with a commercial truck, like an 18-wheeler or garbage truck, the consequences are frequently devastating. Victims of truck accidents may face life-threatening health problems, require costly medical treatment, and need time away from work to heal. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help these people file a compelling lawsuit against the negligent party that caused their 18-wheeler accident in order to get financial compensation for these damages.

The size and weight of 18-wheelers makes them extremely dangerous when operated in a reckless or careless manner. If a trucker or trucking company fails to comply with safety requirements, they may make these dangers a reality. At the Law Office of Raffi Khorozian, we are prepared to help accident victims with cases involving:

  • Drunk Driving Accident
  • Truck Defect / Malfunction
  • Trucking Company Negligence
  • Truck Driver Error / Negligence
  • No-Zone Truck Accidents
  • Garbage Truck Accidents

The sad reality is that the effects of 18-wheeler accidents are often devastating, leaving the victims of these truck wrecks with serious injuries, pain and suffering, and overwhelming medical bills. You and your loved ones should not have to worry about the financial obligations associated with your recovery. Fortunately, with the right legal assistance, you can focus your efforts on getting better rather than stressing about the cost of medical treatment or lost wages. Feel free to contact our office for a free evaluation of your truck accident case.

New York Bus Accidents

Bus accidents are a unique area of personal injury law, and the Law Office of Raffi Khorozian is  highly knowledgeable and experienced in this area of the law. Bus accidents  cause thousands of serious injuries and kill  hundreds of people each and every year.  If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation  for your injuries.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a bus accident, you need  a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Buses are often owned and operated by government entities or large, powerful companies, which can seriously cloud any potential issues of liability. Please feel free to contact our office for a free evaluation of your bus accident case.

Pedestrian Injuries

If you have sustained injuries after being hit by a car or other vehicle in New Jersey, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. If the negligent driver was traveling even 10 miles per hour, they can cause serious injuries that can result in a lifetime of medical bills.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, pedestrian deaths account for 12% of all motor vehicle death each year. Although these accidents can happen to any number of people, the most common pedestrian related deaths involve elderly people and males.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian due to a driver’s negligence, you may want to exchange information with the driver if they remained at the scene of the crime or speak to their insurance provider.

It is important to contact an attorney immediately after you have been hit due to a driver’s negligence. Your attorney can communicate with insurance providers on your behalf, help you receive medical care if you cannot afford it, and file a lawsuit, if necessary. If you were injured due to a hit and run accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you contact witnesses, talk to the police and hire experts to help you recover compensation for your injuries. Feel free to contact our office to discuss your pedestrian injury case for free.

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