Our New York injury law firm aggressively represents personal injury clients who sustained serious injuries as a result of motorcycle accidents throughout New York State, including a motorcycle struck by a car, truck, bus or other motorcycle.
When the driver or passenger of a motorcycle is involved in a collision with a car, truck or bus, the driver and passenger of the motorcycle will often sustain serious injuries. It is obvious that the motorcyclist and passenger do not have the physical protection enjoyed by the occupants of a car, truck or bus. Therefore, the vulnerability of bikers struck by a motor vehicle such as a car, truck or bus cannot be overstated.
RULES OF THE ROAD
Motorcyclists have the right to share the roads in New York State with the drivers of other motor vehicles. Despite the fact that motorcyclists are entitled to be treated equally with other motorists when determining who caused a collision, it often appears that there is an underlying prejudice against the motorcyclist. Often, insurance companies and their attorneys take the position that the motorcyclist caused the accident, and that the driver and owner of the vehicle involved in the collision are not responsible for the injuries sustained by the motorcyclist or the motorcycle passenger.
Under New York State law, motorcycle drivers are governed by the same rules of the road as drivers of cars and other vehicles. In essence, all motorists must share the road responsibly with each other. The motorcyclist is entitled to the same right of way and other privileges of the road as any other motorists. A motorcyclist who is obeying the traffic laws and is injured due to the carelessness of another motorist is entitled to be compensated for his or her injuries (subject to the “serious injury” threshold that applies to all victims injured by motor vehicle accidents in New York State.)
New York State is a comparative negligence jurisdiction. Therefore, when an accident in New York State is caused either partially or completely by the defendant’s negligence, even if the injured plaintiff was partially at fault, the plaintiff is entitled to recover monetary damages for the injuries sustained (subject to the “serious injury threshold” for motor vehicle accidents in New York State), however the amount recoverable will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributable to the plaintiff.
MEDICAL & HOSPITAL EXPENSES & LOST WAGES
We recommend that you immediately check your motorcycle insurance policy and declaration page to verify whether your insurance policy contains coverage for payment of No-Fault benefits, or for medical and hospital bills and/or loss of earnings sustained while operating or occupying a motorcycle. If not, you will need to contact your health insurance company, and if required, you may need to be treated by doctors and medical practitioners who participate with your health insurance company. Your health insurance company may be entitled to a lien to recover benefits paid for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.
HOW WE CAN HELP
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in New York State, it is extremely important that your New York accident attorney take all steps necessary to ensure that you will receive the monetary compensation for your injuries that you deserve. We zealously represent all of our clients. We investigate the facts and circumstances of the collision, and gather evidence needed to prove the cause of the accident. We believe that our diligent and careful investigation, legal analysis and pretrial discovery enables us to establish the true cause of the collision, and thereby overcome the ill-founded notion that the motorcyclist must have been the cause of the accident.
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