Manhattan Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Manhattan is one of the busiest cities in the world – it’s the city that never sleeps! Manhattan is also known for its traffic. With some of the most congested roads in the world, motorcycle accidents unfortunately occur.

Even the most cautious and experienced motorcycle riders can find themselves in a motorcycle crash, likely with severe injuries, caused by another driver’s negligence. At The Barnes Firm, our Manhattan motorcycle accident lawyers will help you get the best result possible. We offer:

  • FREE Legal Strategy Evaluation
  • 24/7 access to our experienced Manhattan motorcycle accident attorneys
  • No-Fee Promise – we don’t get paid unless you get paid

If you have any questions or would like to find out what your motorcycle accident case could be worth, call our trusted motorcycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.


Thousands of people injured in accidents have trusted The Barnes Firm to help them get the best result possible


Experience matters. The Barnes Firm’s trusted motorcycle accident lawyers know the techniques that will deliver results.


The Barnes Firm’s experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are trial-tested, and will do whatever it takes to win your case.

Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Motorcyclists generally suffer more serious injuries than motorists in an accident because a motorcycle doesn’t offer much, if any, protection. After being in a motorcycle crash in Manhattan, your first call is usually for medical attention and your second call is to your insurance company. However, insurance companies aren’t always on your side and likely won’t offer you the compensation you deserve. Our team of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will stand up to the insurance companies so that you don’t have to do it alone. We specialize in New York State motorcycle accident law and will help you seek justice and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why do Manhattan Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm have discovered that the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Manhattan involve:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Left Hand Turns
  • Switching Lanes
  • Tailgating

Most Dangerous Intersections for Motorcycles in Manhattan

New York City ranks third as the most traffic-congested city in the entire world. With the heavy amount of traffic in Manhattan, several dangerous roads and intersections have been identified and include:

  • Canal and Mott Street
  • East 96th Street and Third Avenue
  • Lafayette Street and Canal Street
  • East 30th Street and Third Avenue
  • East 62nd Street and First Avenue
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What Do I Do Following a Manhattan Motorcycle Accident?

After a Manhattan motorcycle accident, it is best to seek help from a medical professional. Only doctors will be able to determine the extent of your injuries. Take these steps if you have just been in a Manhattan motorcycle accident:

1. Get to Safety: Since Manhattan streets can be crowded, it can be dangerous to stay in the road. If you can, remove yourself and your motorcycle from the path of oncoming traffic to avoid further injury and accidents.

2. Call 911: Next, call 911 to report the accident and request medical attention, if needed.

3. Collect Information About the Accident: If you can, obtain the other drivers’ personal information and insurance details. Request a copy of the police report and take as many photos as you can of your injuries, the accident scene, and all vehicles involved.  Make sure to talk to any witnesses at the scene before leaving.

4. Call a trusted motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm: Our Manhattan motorcycle accident attorneys are readily available to answer all your questions and keep you informed throughout your motorcycle accident claim process. Our team will gather evidence of your accident and injuries and help you get the best result possible.

What Kind of Injuries Can Occur during a Manhattan Motorcycle Accident?

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents leave many riders, and sometimes passengers, suffering from serious injuries like:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury. Helmets are required for all motorcyclists and passengers in New York State. Even with a helmet, traumatic brain injuries can still occur.
  • Spine Injuries. Motorcyclists’ backs are not protected on a motorcycle and can result in paralysis if enough damage is done to their spinal cord in a motorcycle accident.
  • Broken Bones. Arms and legs are commonly broken or fractured in a motorcycle accident.
  • Road Rash. Motorcycle riders are often thrown from their motorcycles after impact, sliding across the pavement for yards, leaving riders with serious abrasions.
  • Internal Damages. A motorcycle accident can cause internal bleeding and damage to one’s kidneys, spleen, lungs, liver, or any other internal organ.
  • Fatality. Even when motorcyclists take proper safety precautions, motorcycle accident fatalities can occur because of someone else’s negligence.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Manhattan, call our experienced team of motorcycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you start your motorcycle accident claim.

What Type of Compensation Could I Receive for my Accident?

The compensation you might receive following a motorcycle accident depends on many factors. After thoroughly reviewing your case, a motorcycle accident attorney may be able to help secure financial compensation for the following losses you may have experienced:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of work wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Property damage
  • At home care and future therapy
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Motorcycle repairs and replacements

How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Manhattan?

In New York State, the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims is three years from the date of accident, date of loss, or date of injury discovery. Call our team of motorcycle accident lawyers immediately following your motorcycle accident.

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at The Barnes Firm Are Here to Help You

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Manhattan, reach out to our motorcycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our team is passionate about helping those hurt by another driver’s negligence get the best result possible.

Call (800) 800-0000 today – it could be the best call you make.


The motorcycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm serve clients throughout the Manhattan and New York City area, including, but not limited to: Alphabet City, Battery Park, Bowery, Brookdale, Carnegie Hill, Central Harlem, Chelsea, Chinatown, Civic Center, Columbus Circle, Cooperative Village, Diamond District, Downtown Manhattan, East Village, Financial District, Five Points, Flatiron District, Flower District, Fort George, Garment District, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hell’s Kitchen, Herald Square, Hudson Heights, Hudson Yards, Inwood, Kips Bay, Koreatown, Lenox Hill, Lincoln Square, Little Australia, Little Brazil, Little Germany, Little Italy, Little Senegal, Little Syria, Lower East Side, Madison Square, Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Marble Hill, Meatpacking District, Midtown, Midtown East, Midtown West, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, NoHo, NoMad, Nolita, Peter Cooper Village, Radio Row, Rockefeller Center, Rose Hill, SoHo, South Street Seaport, Spanish Harlem, Stuyvesant Square, Stuyvesant Town, Sutton Place, Tenderloin, Theater District, Times Square, Toy District, Tribeca, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Two Bridges, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, Waterside Plaza, West Harlem, West Village, and Yorkville. 

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New York, NY 10170

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