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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Rochester, NY

Paramedics helping motorcycle accident victim.Injured motorcyclists in New York have unique options for pursuing compensation against negligent drivers. The state’s no-fault laws do not apply to motorcycle accidents. So, an injured motorcyclist or passenger can bring a lawsuit directly against the careless driver who caused their injuries.

Since 1987, Powers & Santola, LLP, has represented the people of Rochester in serious injury claims. If someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved to suffer harm in a motorcycle collision, contact us now. We can explain your options in a free consultation.

Why Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen in New York?

Motorcycle accidents can happen in a split second. Victims often suffer devastating injuries that last a lifetime. In all too many cases, these accidents result from human error, or negligence.

Negligence occurs when someone behaves in a way that a reasonable person would not have behaved, or where a person acts in a way that the person either knows or reasonably should know is dangerous. Examples of negligent conduct that leads to motorcycle crashes in Rochester are:

In many collisions between cars and motorcycles, the underlying reason for the crash is distracted driving or driving while impaired by drugs, alcohol or fatigue. Driver error may also not be a non-factor in crashes. Instead, the cause may be traced to a defective motorcycle part or poor road conditions.

What Are Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

Since motorcycles lack structural protection like a frame or exterior doors, nothing buffers a rider from the vehicle which strikes him or her in a crash. Also, motorcycles lack seat belts to keep riders in place and prevent ejection. The only things a motorcycle rider or passenger has to protect themselves are their skills and the protective gear they wear such as a helmet. As a result, the injuries which victims suffer in Rochester motorcycle accidents can be life-altering or fatal. Common injuries include:

At Powers & Santola, LLP, a Rochester motorcycle accident lawyer will help you to get the medical care you need and fight for full compensation for you. We know that after a catastrophic motorcycle crash, no one wants to deal with medical bills and insurance companies. We handle all of those details so that you can focus on your health.

How Can Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help You?

When you call Powers & Santola, LLP, a motorcycle accident attorney in Rochester will be in a position to immediately start a full-scale investigation into your accident. Here are the things we routinely do for our clients.

How Can You Protect Your Rights After a Motorcycle Crash?

While we will fight hard to help you after a motorcycle accident, you can do things in the days and weeks after a crash that will improve your chances of securing a full financial recovery. Steps you can take include:

Our Rochester Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Are Here for You

After a Rochester motorcycle collision, contact Powers & Santola, LLP. We have helped injured motorists and their families throughout the region since 1987.  You can count on us to protect your rights. Our consultations are free. So, don’t wait to get in touch with us about your case.

Powers & Santola was so knowledgeable and caring. I was so very fortunate to find such a great law firm.

- John

Our Attorneys

  • Margie Soehl
  • John Powers
  • Michael Hutter
  • Daniel Santola
  • Laura Jordan
  • Amber L. Wright
  • Kelly C. Wolford