Motorcycle riders are among the most vulnerable persons in accidents for a variety of reasons, including the lack of protection afforded by the motorcycle, a car or truck’s drivers inability to see them clearly and the lack or protection and stability afforded by a motorcycle in comparison to a car.
According to the New York State DMV, there were 4750 reported motorcycle accidents in 2014 and 142 people died as a result of those accidents.
Most of the more serious injuries to motorcyclists resulted out of the motorcyclists’s failure to wear their helmets.
Our Manhattan, Stamford and White Plains motorcycle accident lawyers have over 25 years experience representing injured cyclists in the New York City boroughs, including the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens as well as in Westchester towns like Chappaqua, Rye, White Plains, Mount Vernon, Yorktown, Elmsford, Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Harrison, Ossining, Peekskill and Bedford (which have seen a steep increase in motorcycle riding in recent years). Moreover, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Stamford, have represented clients in Connecticut jurisdictions such as Danbury, Bantaam, New Haven, Fairfield, Norwalk, Westport, Bridgeport and Greenwich.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash we will work at the outset to make sure that all of your medical expenses are covered through the proper fund, whether it be New York State No Fault, Workers Compensation or the other driver’s insurance, while your case is being resolved.
Motorcycle accidents present unique challenges which are not always present in car accident cases.
The unique differences between motorcycle and car accidents are pitfalls for the inexperienced lawyer.
Fore example, in car accidents cases, the injured parties’ medical insurance is paid for under New York State’s No Fault Insurance Law. This is not always true for motorcyclists.
Where no other vehicles are involved - the rider has no right to automatic payment of their medical bills through New York State’s No Fault Insurance Law. They only have that right if they expressly “opted in” to New York State’s No Fault Insurance in their insurance policy.
However, if a car is involved in the accident, our New York motorcycle accident lawyers will see to it that the insurance policy for the other driver pays for the injured motorcyclist’s medical expenses arising out of the accident, even before we bring a personal injury lawsuit for past and future lost wages and/or pain and suffering.
Accidents involving motorcycles usually involve much more serious injuries than similar accidents involving only cars.
To that end, studies have shown that a motorcyclist involved in an accident is nearly 70% more likely to suffer death or serious physical injury than the driver of a car.
Our Manhattan, White Plains and Stamford motorcycle accident lawyers are experienced in handling motorcycle crash cases and will see to it that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries allowed.
Accordingly, if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident - call our lawyers immediately. Our New York, Fairfield and Westchester County motorcycle accident lawyers are available 24/7 to answer your questions and the consultation is absolutely free.