Bronx Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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Sameer Chopra
Sameer Chopra, managing partner and personal injury attorney at Chopra & Nocerino, LLP in Garden City, NY

Sameer Chopra is a founding partner at our firm and a successful trial lawyer with 17 years of experience standing up to large corporations, government entities, and wealthy landlords on behalf of injured individuals. He is a true New Yorker and recognized as one of the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. 

He was recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2017-2019 and then became a Super Lawyer from 2020 to present. He was also recognized as the 2021 Attorney of the Year by Top 100 Lawyers and was selected by Top Attorneys in North America as a distinguished Exclusive Presidents Circle Attorney for his continued excellence within the legal community.  Sameer has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, including significant verdicts against the City of New York and/or their affiliated agencies, and independent insurance carriers.

Content Last Updated:   May 16, 2024

The Bronx is home to some of New York City’s most congested traffic conditions. Navigating the streets in the borough can be challenging for anyone, but motorcyclists face particularly high risks. When motorcyclists collide with other vehicles, they often sustain serious injuries resulting in significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a Bronx motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses. Chopra & Nocerino is a leading personal injury law firm in the city. When you turn to our experienced Bronx motorcycle accident attorneys, we’ll pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Call (855) NYC-HURT or reach out online to schedule your free consultation.

Why Choose a Motorcycle Accident Attorney from Chopra & Nocerino, LLC?

You need tireless legal advocates when you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. At Chopra & Nocerino, we will combine an aggressive legal strategy with compassionate, client-centered service to make sure you receive the high-quality legal representation you deserve. This approach separates us from the rest and is why so many people in the Bronx choose us to represent them.

Experience and Expertise

Our Bronx motorcycle accident attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience representing injured New Yorkers, including many injured motorcyclists in the Bronx. Over the years, we’ve received numerous awards for our commitment to excellence. For example, our attorneys have been listed in the  Top 10 under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, as well as the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

“I was extremely satisfied with the amount of the settlement that Chopra & Nocerino was able to obtain in my case. The firm doggedly pursued the insurance companies to bring about such a munificent settlement. Moreover, the firm always conducted itself in a highly professional manner. I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of a personal injury law firm.”

– Donald Levin, Google

Track Record of Success

Our winning track record speaks for itself. Our team has secured tens of millions of dollars in high-value verdicts and settlements for motorcycle accident victims in the Bronx and beyond, including:

  • $1.22 million settlement for a motorcyclist who was involved in an accident with a car. He was thrown off his motorcycle and suffered a severe injury to his leg when run over by a bus.
  • $715,000 settlement for a client who was struck in a Bronx intersection and required a spinal fusion.

Personal Approach

After a motorcycle accident, you have enough to deal with. We’re here to ease the burden by providing personalized legal services and support. Our motorcycle attorneys in the Bronx know that building a strong case requires an understanding of how the accident has affected your life. To us, your case is more than a file number. We’ll take the time to get to know you and understand your unique circumstances in order to build a compelling case on your behalf.

“Thank you so much for all the support and attention spent on my case! You guys are awesome. You did everything to help me with my accident case, and I am very, truly grateful for all your kindness and attention on this deal. Glad with the result and all the attention I received! Recommended 100%”

– Juliette Merriweather, Google

Understanding Your Rights as a Motorcycle Accident Victim in the Bronx

If you contributed in any way to the accident or your injuries, you may still be eligible for compensation. New York follows a pure comparative fault system, which means that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages. However, your total compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.

For example, if you were not wearing a DOT-approved helmet at the time of the accident and suffered head trauma, you may be found partially responsible for your injuries. If you are awarded $1 million in damages but are found to be 30 percent at fault, your compensation would be reduced by 30 percent, leaving you with $700,000.

Many other complexities of New York motorcycle law may come into play in your case. Our knowledgeable Bronx motorcycle accident attorneys can help you understand these laws and how they may impact your case.

What Compensation Could You Recover Through a Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim?

After a motorcycle accident, various types of compensation may be available to help cover your losses and expenses. You may receive compensation for things like:

  • Medical Expenses – This can cover medical bills, including hospital stays, surgeries, doctor’s visits, medications, rehabilitation, and therapy.
  • Lost Wages – Victims may also receive compensation for lost income if they are unable to work due to injuries sustained in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering – Non-economic damages such as physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life may also be compensated.
  • Property Damage – Your compensation can also cover the repair or replacement of damaged motorcycles, helmets, protective gear, and other property.
  • Permanent Disability or Disfigurement – Victims who suffer long-term or permanent injuries may receive compensation for disability, disfigurement, or loss of earning capacity.
  • Wrongful Death – In cases where a motorcycle accident results in a fatality, estate representatives may seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional suffering through a wrongful death claim.

In cases involving egregious negligence or intentional misconduct, courts may also award punitive damages to punish the at-fault party and deter similar behavior in the future. It’s essential to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to assess the full extent of your damages and pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and losses after a motorcycle accident.

Image reading The Bronx Motorcycle Accident Lawyers showing a blue motorcycle top under a car in a motorcycle accident with Alex Nocerino to the left and Sameer Chopra to the right

How We Can Help: Our Legal Services Explained

With our Bronx motorcycle accident attorneys on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal details. We’ll take care of each step of the legal claims process, striving to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Benefits of working with our firm include:

  • Legal Guidance – Our attorneys understand the legal aspects of motorcycle accidents and can provide guidance on your rights and options under the law.
  • Investigation – We can conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, gathering evidence such as witness statements, accident reports, and expert opinions to establish liability.
  • Navigating Insurance Claims – Dealing with insurance companies can be complex and challenging. Our attorneys can handle communications with insurance adjusters, ensuring that your rights are protected and advocating for fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
  • Maximizing Compensation – We have the experience needed to assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and future rehabilitation needs. We will work tirelessly to maximize the compensation you receive for your losses.
  • Litigation Representation – If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our attorneys can represent you in court, presenting your case to a judge and jury and advocating for your rights to obtain the compensation you deserve.
  • Legal Compliance – We will ensure that all legal deadlines are met and that your case complies with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Peace of Mind – Having our attorneys on your side will provide peace of mind during a challenging time, allowing you to focus on your recovery while knowing that your legal interests are being protected.

In summary, hiring our seasoned legal team after a motorcycle accident can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system, protect your rights, and pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

“Highly professional and hard working. Made my experience as seamless as possible. Handled everything for me, even scheduling appointments etc. And my case had a great outcome!”

– Alizeh Habib, Google

Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim in the Bronx?

You have a limited amount of time to file a motorcycle accident claim. The New York statute of limitations for motorcycle accident lawsuits is normally three years from the date of the accident. If you do not file a claim before this deadline, you may lose your right to seek compensation in court.

Exceptions apply in limited circumstances. However, it is best to consult with an attorney before relying on these exceptions just in case they do not apply to your case. Our legal team can evaluate your situation, advise you of your legal options, and make sure you file before the all-important deadline passes.

How Expensive Is It to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

We understand that money may be tight after a motorcycle accident. When you work with our firm, you don’t have to worry about legal fees to get your case started. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis.

In other words, our legal fees will be calculated as a pre-negotiated percentage of the compensation we secure on your behalf. This ensures there are no surprises down the road and that you pay nothing unless we win your case. We also offer 100 percent free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by having one of our skilled motorcycle accident lawyers review your case.

Who Is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?

Under New York laws, liability for motorcycle accidents in the Bronx normally depends on establishing negligence. Proving negligence requires showing that the defendant failed to take reasonable care to avoid harming you through their actions.

Importantly, it is possible for multiple parties to share liability. Liable parties in a New York motorcycle accident may include:

  • Other Drivers – Motorists who violate traffic laws, drive recklessly, or fail to yield the right of way can be held liable for causing a motorcycle accident.
  • Government Entities – Negligence in road maintenance or design by government entities, such as poorly maintained roads, malfunctioning traffic signals, or inadequate signage, can lead to liability.
  • Vehicle Manufacturers – Defective motorcycle parts or design flaws can lead to accidents, making the manufacturer liable for resulting injuries or damages.
  • Property Owners – If an accident is caused by hazardous road conditions on private property, such as potholes, debris, or inadequate lighting, the property owner may be held responsible.
  • Employers – If a motorcycle accident occurs while a person is performing work duties, the employer may be liable under the doctrine of vicarious liability or for negligent hiring or training practices.
  • Bars or Restaurants – In cases of drunk driving accidents, establishments that serve alcohol to visibly intoxicated patrons who later cause accidents may be held liable under dram shop laws or social host liability laws.
  • Passengers – In some cases, passengers in a car or on a motorcycle can contribute to an accident through their actions or negligence, potentially making them liable for damages.

Establishing liability after a motorcycle accident requires a close look at the facts and available evidence. Consulting with a qualified attorney can help determine who may be liable in your specific case. You can count on us to aggressively pursue all sources of liability and compensation in your case.

Do You Have to Go to Court for a Motorcycle Accident?

Whether you go to court for a motorcycle accident normally depends on negotiations with the insurance company. Many cases are settled out of court if a fair agreement is reached. Alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or arbitration can also avoid court.

However, if negotiations fail, it may be necessary to take your case to trial. Though this will lengthen the timeline of your case, it is often worth the wait, as the compensation you can receive through a court judgment is often much higher than what is possible through settlement negotiations.

Whether in settlement talks or in a full-fledged trial, our skilled motorcycle accident lawyers have what it takes to handle your case from start to finish. We will stand by your side every step of the way.

Chopra & Nocerino Ready to Fight for Your Right to Compensation

Motorcycle accidents often result in some of the most serious injuries we see in our personal injury practice. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, call (855) NYC-HURT or reach out online to schedule your free consultation. Our Bronx motorcycle accident attorneys will review your case and ensure you know your full legal rights and options.

Our office is located at:

100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd.
Unit 107
Garden City, NY 11530

If you cannot stop by because of your injuries, we can schedule a visit at a location convenient to you. Para servir mejor a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad, ofrecemos servicios en español.

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