Accidents involving motorcycles are often the fault of the other driver because they fail to see the motorcycle even when their view is not obstructed. Given that motorcycles lack the physical protection that a car or truck affords, the injuries that a motorcyclist can receive from the impact of the crash can be devastating. Despite the fact that people involved in motorcycle accidents are often seriously injured, they are not protected by No-Fault insurance coverage. That can mean huge medical bills, and lost time from work that may go uncompensated without the proper legal protection.
Let the legal team at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP protect your rights and make sure that these claims are enforced against the person responsible for your injuries.
Also, did you know that unlike victims of a car accident, New York State law does not require injured motorcyclists to prove a “serious injury” in order to bring a claim against the responsible party? The lack of this requirement can mean reimbursement of medical expenses and lost wages, as well as being compensated for your pain and suffering, regardless of the severity of your injury.
Additionally, are you aware that if you are the victim of a hit and run, or if a defendant that was either uninsured or under-insured struck you, the law allows you to make a claim against your own motorcycle policy? Furthermore, if you were injured while a pedestrian or occupant of a motorcycle not owned by you, you may be entitled to additional insurance coverage under any insurance policy applicable to a motor vehicle that you own, or that of a motor vehicle owned by a resident (relative) of your household. Like so many elements of the legal process, determining this coverage is essential to maximizing your personal injury recovery, and a false slip in the process can cost you money.