Compensating Motorcycle and Scooter Accident Victims If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle or scooter accident in NYC, this is a time when you need advice from an attorney. Motorcycle insurance policies in Manhattan and New York do not provide no-fault benefits. As a result, you will need to find another source of compensation, such as the liability insurance of the at-fault party, to pay your bills.For years, Dankner Milstein, P.C., has been a tenacious advocate for the injured. We are not afraid to take on negligent drivers and their insurance companies. With offices in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, we represent motorcyclists and their passengers across these areas and beyond. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your motor vehicle accident case.
Overcoming Bias Against Motorcyclists
Motorcycles and scooters in the New York City area share the roads with an assortment of cars, taxis, buses and trucks. When there is a collision, it is the person on the bike who is injured. Usually those injuries are serious.
Motorcycle insurance is based on fault. If the other driver does not accept liability for the accident, you will need to prove that he or she was at fault before you can recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability. It’s not unusual for other drivers to blame the motorcyclist for driving recklessly, even though most collisions are due to the person in the car not yielding the right of way to the person on the bike.
To protect your rights, you should talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Even if the person in the car seems apologetic after the accident, his or her position can change when it comes time to pay the bill.