Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Serving Buffalo, NY
Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott & Sugarman have represented many victims of motorcycle accidents. If you or a friend was injured on a motorcycle, you should speak to an attorney who has experience with motorcycle accidents. Stephen Pusatier has been a motorcyclist for more than thirty years and is active in the motorcycle community. His experience with motorcyclists, motorcycle laws and the way motorcycle accidents happen can be put to work for you if you are injured in a motorcycle accident.
Experience in and out of the courtroom
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have courtroom experience in trying these kinds of cases. This experience is invaluable when representing an injured motorcyclist or other accident victim not only in the courtroom but in negotiations for a settlement. Insurance carriers are aware of what attorneys have experience in these areas and will take their cases to trial. This experience will gain a better settlement for you than having an attorney who has little or no trial experience at trial.
Mr. Pusatier goes to rallies in New York and out-of-state to stay current on the latest bikes, safe-riding practices and products. The biggest reason for motorcycle accidents is car drivers not seeing the motorcyclist. These incidents are greatest at intersections, driveways, and during rush hours. There are things the motorcyclist can do to reduce these types of accidents and protect themselves. Good motorcycle lighting is essential to being seen. Although most motorcycles come with a single headlight, a rider can inexpensively purchase additional lights for the front of the motorcycle. I personally have lights that attach low on the front of the bike and project a very bright white light. These lights create a triangle of light with the headlight which is very distinctive and visible. Rear lights can be enhanced with modules that will flash the brake lights to get the attention of an automobile behind the motorcycle.
It goes without saying that bright clothing will enhance the visibility of the motorcyclist. We all like to wear black leather or dark leather jackets. However, they do nothing to enhance the visibility of the motorcyclist and can cause the rider to blend into the background.
Defensive driving techniques are taught at motorcycle safety classes. It is strongly recommended that all motorcyclists, no matter how many years they have been riding, take these classes. Mr. Pusatier takes motorcycle safety classes every few years. There is always something new to learn about defensive driving. Motorcycles are not at all like operating a four-wheel motor vehicle. The biggest difference is the reduced traction that a motorcycle has with the road surface. There are only a few inches of actual contact between the tires and the road surface. This contact patch is further reduced in cornering and braking. Experience is the name of the game to keep the motorcycle from losing traction and crashing.
If a motorcycle collision happens to you with a car, truck, another motorcycle, a dog, or in any other way contact your motorcycle accident lawyer immediately. We have investigators and accident reconstruction experts who will work on your behalf to get all of the evidence preserved before the evidence has been lost or destroyed. Do not get the motorcycle repaired or take any broken parts off the motorcycle until after it has been seen by the investigator.
The consultation is free and litigating these types of claims is what we do. So whether you have been injured riding a motorcycle or a scooter we will talk to you.
Contact an Experienced Buffalo Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Pusatier, Sherman Abbott & Sugarman LLP has represented motorcyclists with severe fractures, life altering injuries and death. Motorcycle accidents are usually not the rider’s fault. However, insurance companies are prejudiced against motorcycle riders. The facts must be presented in a persuasive way to prove the motorcyclist was not at fault for the accident. A skilled and experienced motorcycle accident lawyer is the best friend that an injured motorcyclist can have.
Recent Blog Posts
The Buffalo News reaches out to Steven Sugarman for Advice on Dealing with Disappointment and Managing Conflict Now that the 2016 Presidential Election is Over
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Attorney and mediator Steven Sugarman provides his advice about how to deal with contrary opinions during a divisive election in "Tips on surviving Tuesday's election, from an etiquette expert, a divorce mediator, a boxing referee".
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott & Sugarman, LLP partner Richard Abbott, Esq. and associate Audrey Rose Herman, Esq. volunteered for the recent Elmwood Village Festival of the Arts, a local non-for-profit.
Steven Sugarman Coaches University at Buffalo Law School Students To Great Success in International Competition
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
The University at Buffalo School of Law’s CJ Cook and Joe Lavoie took second place at the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition in Vienna, Austria. They were coached by professor and professional mediator Steven R. Sugarman, Esq. They credit their success to their ADR classes at UB, their training with Professor Sugarman, and the intensive workshop at the competition.