Kingston NY Motorcycle Crash Attorney
Representing clients involved in motorcycle accidents across the Hudson Valley
The roads of New York State attract motorcycle enthusiasts from all over. Our state has a lot to offer anyone looking to get out on the open roads. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are on the rise. The number of injuries and deaths from motorcycle crashes has increased drastically in the last ten years. Motorcycles are difficult to see, difficult to follow, and move quickly. Unless other drivers hear your motor, it can be very difficult to avoid a collision. As most states, New York has helmet laws. In New York, all riders are required to wear helmets. When a motorcyclist gets into an accident, they may need to consider their legal options. If you were not at fault for an collision and are suffering from a serious injury, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law. We will explore the details of your case and educate you on your legal options. If you need an effective attorney to represent your interests in and out of court, contact Jeff Brody for a consultation.
How motorcycle accidents differ
Handling a motorcycle crash has several aspects that are unique. Obviously, the negligence issue of whether someone has caused injury to a motorcycle operator is no different than what happens in a motor vehicle accident. Motorcycles have to follow the same rules of the road as the automobiles, so if there is fault on the part of the operator of a motor vehicle who collides with a motorcycle, the law is pretty much the same.
The difference in motorcycle crashes is that riders don’t get the benefit of the same medical coverage provided to those with auto insurance. Typically, if you are in an automobile crash, you have what’s called personal injury protection coverage. PIP is coverage that will help you with medical expenses and lost wages. Most insurance companies will not offer this option to motorcyclists.
If you have a collision on a motorcycle, and your accident was with a private passenger vehicle, you will have to establish that your injuries are serious and that the motorist was negligent in their operation of the vehicle. If you can prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person, you may be able to recover damages that can cover medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Contact an Ulster County motorcycle accident attorney
Jeff Brody Injury Law serves clients across the state of New York involved in motorcycle crashes. A motorcycle collision can cause very serious injuries. If you are facing an uncertain future because of a serious injury caused by a motorcycle accident, you should contact Jeff Brody Injury Law. When you do not have PIP coverage, you need to consider your legal options so you can avoid future financial burdens. If you need a law firm committed to clients and persistent in its search for justice, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law for a free consultation today.