New York has some of the most diverse, pristine, and picturesque roads on the east coast of the United States. Our wonderful state offers roads that travel through farmlands, mountain villages, city streets, beach communities, and much more. Motorcyclists from across the nation come to New York to enjoy what the state has to offer. Though the freedom of an open-air vehicle is enticing, motorcycles are inherently dangerous. Riders are vulnerable to a wide variety of severe injuries and even death. When bikers travel to the cities of New York, they are exposed to some of the most aggressive, congested roads in the state. The streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan are especially dangerous because of other drivers and road conditions. Though state law mandates helmets on all riders, the protective gear can only protect a motorcyclist to a certain extent. Simply, motorcycles travel fast, are hard to see, and harder to follow. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn or New York City, you may have to consider your legal options. If you can prove that the driver of the vehicle who hit you was negligent, you may be able to recover damages that can cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Do not allow the negligence of another subject you to a multitude of unforeseen burdens. There are a lot of factors that will apply to your case. If you need our legal services, contact us today.
The truth of the matter is, motorcycles are dangerous machines. Like all personal injury claims, you need to establish a “serious injury” before being able to recover damages. According to New York State, some of these serious injuries may include displaced fracture, dismemberment, loss of a fetus, significant disfigurement, or a permanent injury that will affect the rest of your life. If you believe that your injury will be considered “serious” by the state and you can prove the negligence of the other party, you may be able to hold them accountable in court.
Motor vehicle insurance has something called “personal injury protection” (PIP) that covers medical bills directly after an accident. Most of us pay for this service through our insurance premiums. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are not offered PIP on a regular basis, and if they are, it does not apply to the rider. Insurance companies will not take the gamble because of the inherent medical risk to the people who operate motorcycles. Because you are not covered by PIP, you need to consider your legal options as soon as possible after an accident.
We understand that motorcycle accidents are serious matters. When a rider gets into a motor vehicle accident, they have a lot to consider. Unfortunately, many courts believe that motorcyclists are dangerous and irresponsible. This leads to many cases involving prejudice towards bikers. Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C is dedicated to fighting against this prejudice and working to seek just compensation for your injuries. If you need our legal services, contact us today.