New York roadways are diverse and picturesque. Motorcyclists from all over come to enjoy what New York has to offer. People come to New York to enjoy the winding mountain roads, sprawling farmlands, and riverfront communities. The freedom of the road has not been lost on motorcycle enthusiasts. Though bikers enjoy the open air of the vehicle they ride, they are also at greater risk on the road than those who operate enclosed motor vehicles. Riders are vulnerable to severe injuries and even death. The number of motorcycle accidents is on the rise. The congested and aggressive roads of some areas of New York lead to serious accidents involving motorcycles. Though state law mandates riders wear a helmet, the protective gear for motorcycle riders is often inadequate. The truth of the matter is, motorcycles are dangerous, hard to see, and even harder to follow. If you have been injured on a motorcycle, you have a lot to consider about your future. If you can prove that the negligence of another motor vehicle operator caused a serious injury, you could be awarded damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. There are a lot of factors that will apply to your case. Contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish to guide you through your legal matter.
PIP coverage and New York motorcyclists
Most motor vehicle insurance coverage protects people who have sustained injuries and need help with lost wages and medical bills. Personal injury protection (PIP) is something most of us pay for when writing a check for our insurance premiums. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are not offered PIP for their injuries, only for pedestrians. Because of the inherent medical risk to people who drive motorcycles, most insurance companies will not take the gamble. If you are seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and you do not have the support of PIP, you need to consider your legal options right away.
Motorcycle accidents can be serious
Motorcycles are inherently dangerous. Like with most personal injury claims, if you were to sue a motor vehicle operator for your injuries, you would have to demonstrate overwhelming evidence that you suffer from serious and permanent injuries before being able to recover damages. Some of these serious injuries include significant disfigurement, displaced fracture, dismemberment, loss of a fetus, or a permanent injury that will affect the rest of your life.
Contact a White Plains law firm to fight for your interests.
Unfortunately, many courts are prejudice against riders. They believe that they are lawless, dangerous, and aggressive people. Many courts believe that if there was an accident involving a motorcyclist, it is most likely because of the actions of the biker. The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish fights against that prejudice and will seek just compensation for your injuries. Do not allow your life to be crippled by medical bills, loss of income, or a devastated quality of life. If you need our legal services, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish today.