Mopeds are fun to ride, convenient to park, easy on the environment, and an affordable way to get around NYC. But like any vehicle on our city streets, certain risks come with driving a moped, especially when up against much larger and more powerful SUVs and trucks. Unfortunately, moped accidents are common in New York City, so you must know an experienced moped accident lawyer if you drive one of these vehicles regularly.
Causes of Moped Accidents
Mopeds are vulnerable vehicles on the road because of their size, speed, and how they make the driver exposed to the surrounding environment. Mopeds are frequently involved in collisions with larger vehicles making left turns because other drivers don’t see them coming.
Common Moped Accident Injuries
Moped accident injuries can be severe after a collision. The most common type of moped injury is trauma to the head due to being struck by a vehicle or falling off the moped upon impact. Other injuries that may result from a moped accident are broken bones and cuts and scrapes to the arms, legs, and hands. Even if a moped travels at a very slow speed on a New York City road, injuries from an accident can be fatal.
When to Call a Moped Accident Lawyer
If you believe another driver’s negligence caused your moped accident, it is time to call a moped accident lawyer. At the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum, we represent clients for moped accidents, in addition to pursuing cases for car and bicycle accidents in Brooklyn. It is important to call us as soon as possible after your moped accident so we can immediately get to work on protecting your rights to compensation. We offer free consultations, so you’ll know your legal options and understand how to proceed without feeling overwhelmed or anxious about paying medical bills.
Proving Negligence in a Moped Accident Case
To receive any settlement money from a third party involved in your moped accident, we must show how that person was at fault for the accident and have evidence to back up your claims. Our law firm will conduct a thorough investigation to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and that the breach caused your injuries. We’ll use the police report, witness statements, medical records, expert testimony, and other evidence to bring the negligent party to justice and recover the compensation you deserve.
Stay Safe on Your Moped in NYC
We have seen the devastating effects of moped accidents and sincerely hope you never have to go through this type of trauma. Here are some tips to remember as you head out on your moped and enjoy riding on the streets of our amazing city:
- Always wear a helmet
- Keep hands on the handlebars and feet on the floorboards
- Safely avoid potholes and other road hazards
- Wear brightly colored or reflective clothing for visibility
- Stay out of other motorists’ blind spots
- Use turn signals when turning or changing lanes
- Check your equipment regularly for functionality
If you have been involved in a moped accident, call us 24/7 at 718-237-5586 or contact us online.