Motorcycle Accident Help

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What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident

In the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle crash, it is not uncommon to experience confusion, disorientation and stress — especially if you are injured. However, you can take some important steps immediately following the accident that may improve the outcome.

  1. After a motorcycle accident, the first step is to call the police. It is very important to ensure that they come to the scene of the accident. You should also identify any witnesses and gather their names and addresses. If possible, take pictures of the entire accident scene showing the vehicles after the accident, as well as individual photos of the damages to both vehicles.. Photos are an excellent tool for memorializing the scene. On a side note – DO NOT post your accident or your injuries on any social media sites until after you are advised by your attorney to do so.
  2. If you are injured (and even if you THINK you are not injured), you should seek medical treatment right away. Serious injuries that commonly result from motorcycle accidents, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and compound fractures, need immediate medical attention.
  3. Contact your Insurance Company and report the accident, or have someone do it for you. Do not give any statements to your insurance company or anyone else except for the police officer at the scene.
  4. The final step is to contact a motorcycle injury lawyer. I have been representing injured motorcyclists for many years. As a motorcyclist myself, I understand the challenges that riders face, and I know how devastating injuries from motorcycle accidents can be. I am prepared to take action to ensure that you are able to make a full recovery and receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Types of Motorcycle Accidents:

  • Left Turn Accidents: The driver making a left turn in front of the motorcycle rider “they didn’t see” is one of the most common causes of injury to motorcyclists.
  • Red light accidents: Many rear-end accidents occur when a motorcyclist is stopped at a red light, and a motorist miscalculates the stopping distance or does not notice the motorcycle in time.
  • Single-bike accidents: Hazards in the road can lead to a collision with other vehicles, as well as single-bike accidents. In the case of single-bike accidents, bikers are often presumed to be at fault. However, road hazards are a common cause of single-bike accidents.
  • Road hazards that can lead to injury include:
    • Loose gravel
    • Potholes
    • Unmarked curves
    • Uneven pavement
    • Debris leftover from construction work
    • Obscured road signs

By thoroughly investigating the accident, I can determine whether a defect in the road was the cause of your accident.

  • Blind spot accidents: When a biker gets caught in a motorist’s blind spot, terrible injuries can result.
  • Hit-and-run accidents: If you are hit by a driver who flees the scene, you have the ability to seek compensation from your own insurance policy. That is why it is extremely important to make sure that you carry the proper amount of  Supplementary Uninsured Motorist (SUM) insurance. DOWNLOAD this .pdf document which explains why you need proper insurance.
  • Trike and Can-Am accidents: Riders of Can-Ams and trikes face the same challenges as bikers do, and I am prepared to offer them the same representation.

Motorcycle Crashes are one of the Leading Cause’s of Death on Roadways

Wrongful Death Claims

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to death as the result of collision than motorists who drive cars or trucks. I am prepared to provide counsel and support to grieving families who seek compensation for their tragic losses.

Wrongful death compensation can cover funeral and burial expenses as well as replace the wages he or she would have earned over a lifetime. In some cases, such as those involving drunk drivers, the court may also award punitive damages.

In addition to compensation, wrongful death lawsuits can send a powerful message that motorists need to exercise more caution — and respect the rights of motorcyclists on the road.

Contact Motorcycle Mike | Serving New York Motorcyclists’ Needs

As a Long Island motorcycle injury attorney, I handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Schedule a free initial consultation by contacting my office at 866-639-5567.


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Long Island Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | Mike Levine Esq.

When you’re on your bike, you have no metal surrounding you, no protection — only the air and the sound of the engine. While this is one of the most enjoyable aspects of motorcycle riding, it is also what makes motorcyclists vulnerable to serious injury. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney who understands the hazards that motorcyclists face. As a motorcyclist and an attorney, I am dedicated to providing effective representation to injured motorcyclists in NYC, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

I am attorney Mike Levine, or Motorcycle Mike. I have been practicing law in the state of New York since 1985. As an avid motorcyclist, I understand the common causes of motorcycle accidents. Whether you were caught in a driver’s blind spot or injured in a hit-and-run accident, I have the knowledge and experience to take on your case.

My clients appreciate my frank, straightforward approach. I will offer you an honest assessment of your case, help you understand what it will take for your case to be successful, and ensure that you maintain realistic expectations for the outcome. When you retain my firm, your calls will come directly to my desk.

A Proud Member Of New York’s Community Of Motorcyclists

As a member of New York’s riding community, I believe it is imperative to give back to the community. I have participated in motorcycle charity events and rides throughout Long Island, and I have been honored to host and be the end site for numerous biker runs.

Serving New York Motorcyclists’ Legal Needs

Schedule a free initial consultation with Mike Levine Esq. a motorcycle accident lawyer that is On Your Side, When YOU Ride. Call my Suffolk County Personal Injury Attorney line at: 866-639-5567.

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Client Testimonials:

Thanks Motorcycle Mike

Michael Levine made my whole law suite process fast and effortless. He really took care of me and my case. I recommend Mr. Levine to anyone hands down.

Thank you again Mike for all your help.
Motorcycle Mike Esq.
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2018-05-25T13:43:38-05:00
Michael Levine made my whole law suite process fast and effortless. He really took care of me and my case. I recommend Mr. Levine to anyone hands down. Thank you again Mike for all your help.

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My wife and I were referred to mike after I had fallen at work and received a few extreme injuries to my lower body which we knew was going to be life changing for us. We wanted to find the best attorney possible that would take us through this process which can be very frustrating at times. Mike was very patient with us and explained to the "T" what to expect and was always encouraging. My wife and I would highly recommend Mike to represent anyone who isn't sure or doesn't have someone who can recommend them to an honest attorney.
Motorcycle Mike Esq.
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2018-05-25T13:49:47-05:00
My wife and I were referred to mike after I had fallen at work and received a few extreme injuries to my lower body which we knew was going to be life changing for us. We wanted to find the best attorney possible that would take us through this process which can be very frustrating at times. Mike was very patient with us and explained to the "T" what to expect and was always encouraging. My wife and I would highly recommend Mike to represent anyone who isn't sure or doesn't have someone who can recommend them to an honest attorney.

Nice Experience

Mr. Michael Levine and staff of RGLZ are truly wonderful. Great Law Firm to have represent you. The Firm has very compassionate and understanding people representing it. I was very well informed with things happening in my case. I am truly satisfied and if ever in such a position again they will be at the top of my list.

Thank you Micheal

~Tammy
Motorcycle Mike Esq.
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2018-05-25T13:51:00-05:00
Mr. Michael Levine and staff of RGLZ are truly wonderful. Great Law Firm to have represent you. The Firm has very compassionate and understanding people representing it. I was very well informed with things happening in my case. I am truly satisfied and if ever in such a position again they will be at the top of my list. Thank you Micheal ~Tammy

OutStanding Job

Mike did an outstanding job, He explained the process to me in simple terms, He was always there when I had questions and was easy to talk to. Very professional. Thanks for everything Mike

~Richard
Motorcycle Mike Esq.
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2018-05-25T13:54:10-05:00
Mike did an outstanding job, He explained the process to me in simple terms, He was always there when I had questions and was easy to talk to. Very professional. Thanks for everything Mike ~Richard

Highest Possible Recommendation

After I was run over by a car my entire life changed. I lost my job, needed back surgery and years of therapy. Michael Levine Esq. concluded my lawsuit and gave me a future to look forward to again. He was referred as the best attorney. Not only was he the best but treated my case with extreme individual attention, in my opinion. He was always open to communication. Michael Levine's team were also concerned and well-coordinated. I know he negotiated the best possible resolution. I give him and his team the highest possible recommendation.

Thank You

~Mary Jo
Motorcycle Mike Esq.
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2018-05-25T13:55:46-05:00
After I was run over by a car my entire life changed. I lost my job, needed back surgery and years of therapy. Michael Levine Esq. concluded my lawsuit and gave me a future to look forward to again. He was referred as the best attorney. Not only was he the best but treated my case with extreme individual attention, in my opinion. He was always open to communication. Michael Levine's team were also concerned and well-coordinated. I know he negotiated the best possible resolution. I give him and his team the highest possible recommendation. Thank You ~Mary Jo
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Motorcycle Mike Esq.