Motorcycle Accidents

New York City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Motorcycle accidents can result in some of the most serious injuries seen in personal injury cases. Those who ride motorcycles have little protection other than their helmets and clothing. The roads of New York can be very dangerous and the volume of accidents involving motorcycles is on the rise. Motorcycles are fast and unpredictable. They can be difficult to follow and hard to avoid. When a motorcyclist suffers an injury after an accident, he should consider consulting with an experienced attorney. If you need a passionate and effective lawyer to represent your interests, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands. Attorney Sands has been a legal resource to the riding community for nearly 20 years and is ready to represent your needs after your motorcycle crash.

Motorcycle accidents differ from other accidents

Motorcycle accidents are similar to other motor vehicle accidents in that the issue of assigning liability is no different than other auto accidents. Establishing negligence is the same no matter the vehicle. Motorcycles have to follow the same rules of the road.

However, there are two very important differences between accidents involving motorcycles and accidents not involving motorcycles. The first is that no-fault coverage is not mandatory for motorcycles. Interestingly, the way the law is written, motorcycles are not considered motor vehicles. Because no-fault coverage is not available to motorcyclists, they do not have the safety net of medical and wage coverage. The second major difference is that a motorcyclist does not have to meet the very high threshold of serious physical injury applicable to individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents. As such, once negligence is proven, the motorcyclist may more easily recover damages to compensate him for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and the negative impact on quality of life caused by his injuries.

Contact a Westchester County motorcycle accident attorney

The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands has been a legal resource for the greater New York area for nearly 20 years and has aggressively fought to obtain full compensation for its injured clients. If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash and have questions, contact our office today for a free consultation.