Get Your Motor Running
Freedom. Inspiration. Adventure... If you're an avid motorcycle enthusiast then you are familiar with the exhilaration of the open road. There is nothing like the view of the American landscape from the seat of your favorite bike. Motorcycles are beautifully crafted machines which encourage devotion on the part of their owners. Whether part of a larger community or just a lone wolf all motorcycle owners appreciate both beauty and danger. The beauty we all love and enjoy but the danger is why we need to have your own New York Motorcycle Injury Lawyer.
Head Out on the Highway
You may be born to be wild, but the highway can be a dangerous place. Motorcycles lack the safety mechanisms of other automobiles. The body is completely exposed and there are no seat-belts or airbags to protect the rider. Helmets are made to protect you but there is still the potential for serious injury. In fact, more than 75% of motorcycle accidents result in serious injury or death.
The statistics are sobering:
- More than 10% of all accidents in the US involve motorcycles.
- Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident than passenger cars.
- After several decades of decreased number of accidents, motorcycle accidents increased exponentially between 2000 and 2010.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, motorcycle death rates increased 55% between 2001 and 2008.
More than 65% of motorcycle accidents are caused by other vehicles who did not see the motorcyclist until the last minute. When a motorcyclist is injured due to the reckless or negligence of others, New York Motorcycle Injury Lawyers will help him rebuild his life, or in the worst case scenario, provide for the rider's family in the event of a fatality.
For Whatever Comes Your Way
Since motorcycle accidents are usually serious, you need a New York Motorcycle Injury Lawyer who is knowledgeable about the New York State laws and precedent. New York is a no-fault state for automobile accidents. However, the no-fault law does NOT cover New York motorcycle accidents. To recover for a motorcycle accident in New York, you must file a regular personal injury lawsuit (also known as a tort claim). A motorcyclist will not receive no-fault benefits for their accident. Instead, the rider can recover economic losses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. However, a motorcyclist is not subject to the serious injury thresholds under the New York no-fault law. As a result, a person injured on a motorcycle can sue a driver even for minor injuries. The Statute of Limitations for a motorcycle accident is three years from the date of the accident to bring a lawsuit.
New York Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
There is a tendency for the public to believe bikers are reckless or criminal. New York motorcycle attorneys are familiar with this bias and know how to overcome the bias against motorcycle owners. We know bikers respect the road and respect the law, and we will vigorously fight for your rights if you are injured. Contact Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson for your free personal injury consultation in NYC.