Victims of motorcycle accidents are more likely to suffer serious or catastrophic injuries in a crash — injuries resulting in paralysis, brain damage, road rash, amputation, or even death. Setting aside the physical and emotional challenges that often follow a motorcycle crash, the financial impact of motorcycle injuries can engulf the victim's entire family. Sadly, many motorcyclists are not fully protected under their auto insurance policy.
The law office of Norman M. Block, P.C., in Hawthorne, New York, offers experienced and knowledgeable legal representation to motorcycle crash victims and their families, helping clients deal with complex insurance issues, accumulating medical bills, and other challenges related to the accident.
New York No-Fault Laws for Motorcyclists
New York no-fault insurance laws specifically exclude motorcycle riders and their passengers — meaning your no-fault insurance benefits will not cover lost wages or medical expenses. (Mopeds and mini-bikes, however, are not excluded.) In order to recover compensation for medical bills or lost wages incurred as a result of a motorcycle accident, you must bring a claim against the driver who caused the accident.
Our law firm is experienced at representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from serious and fatal motorcycle accidents in the New York City area. With more than 20 years of experience, attorney Norman M. Block has useful resources, such as accident reconstruction experts, product experts, and other specialists that our law firm utilizes in preparing a strong claim for recovery. We identify the cause of the accident, such as:
- Negligent drivers, such as drivers that follow the motorcyclist too closely or fail to notice the adjacent rider before changing lanes or making a left turn
- Product defects, such as tire defects that cause the motorcycle to spin out under certain weather conditions or when the tires hit loose gravel
While serious and fatal injuries are not uncommon for motorcycle accident victims, unlike other auto accident claims, motorcycle accident victims may be entitled to collect damages even when injuries are minor.
If you or a loved one is involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Westchester County or throughout the New York City area, contact the law firm of Norman M. Block, P.C., in Hawthorne, New York. We offer a free initial consultation and contingency fee representation.