Poughkeepsie Motorcycle Accidents

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It’s universally understood that the joys and freedoms of riding a motorcycle come with some significant dangers. Unlike passengers in a car or truck, motorcyclists are exposed to the environment, with no barrier between them and other vehicles and the road. Unfortunately, this awareness doesn’t always prevent other drivers from acting negligently while sharing the road with motorcycles.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a reckless motorist, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses and other damages incurred. At Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C., our Poughkeepsie motorcycle accident lawyers can immediately take steps to gather evidence, talk to witnesses and build a strong case to help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions.

Call (845) 340-4878 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 5000 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents across the United States in 2015, while an estimated 88,000 were injured. A few of the most common causes for these accidents and injuries include:

  • Getting cut off
  • Rear-ended
  • Automobile’s failure to yield the right of way
  • Forced off the road
  • Struck by distracted driver
  • Hit by impaired driver

Far too often, drivers fail to see motorcyclists, and even when they do, they fail to respect them as they would another four-wheel vehicle.


Even when wearing protective gear such as a jacket, gloves, thick jeans, kneepads and a helmet, a motorcyclist is still prone to severe injuries if they are struck by a motor vehicle. Common injuries include broken bones, road rash, Biker’s Arm and muscle damage. Often, motorcycle accident-related injuries such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries are catastrophic enough that they result in life-long disabilities.

Contact Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C. Today

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, please contact our Poughkeepsie personal injury attorneys at Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C. immediately. Our firm can begin an investigation surrounding the accident and preserve critical evidence and track down witnesses to help your case. We want to do everything possible so that you can recover the compensation you need and deserve for expensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Call (845) 340-4878 or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day to speak with you.

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