A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer You Can Trust
Motorcyclists, by reputation, are often presumed to be careless. The fact is that motorcyclists can be more difficult to see on the highway, even when they are doing nothing wrong. In a motorcycle accident, both motorcycle operator and passenger are extremely vulnerable to catastrophic injury. Neither has the benefit of the protective structure that an automobile provides.
Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC is the personal injury law firm to call when you need a lawyer to handle your motorcycle accident. We can help you pursue the compensation you need to cover your injury costs, and we only collect payment from the settlement we win for you.
New York’s No-Fault Laws and Motorcyclists
Most people involved in a motorcycle accident do not know that the no-fault benefit that automatically provides for payment of medical bills and lost wages to victims of all other New York car accidents doesn’t apply at all for the operator or passenger of a motorcycle involved in an accident! As a result, it can be an uphill battle to secure the compensation you need.
New York law clearly excludes occupants of a motorcycle from the “no-fault law” that many accident victims use to pursue compensation. However, the occupant (or their family in the event of wrongful death) can pursue compensation through third-party action against the liable party.
Additionally, the “comparative fault” law can limit the compensation a cyclist receives. The law awards compensation based on the level of liability of each party. For example, if the victim is 20% liable, they would receive 80% of the total settlement they may deserve.
We Can Fight For You
We can help you prove liability by gathering necessary evidence, including the police report, statements from witnesses, any video evidence of the accident, and a survey of the accident scene. Here are some of the most common questions we hear initially from clients:
How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit in New York?
While New Yorkers have up to three years to file an injury claim after a motorcycle accident, now is the best time to file a claim. The sooner you begin your claims process, the sooner you can receive the funds you need to pay for your injury expenses.
How much will it cost to hire an attorney for my motorcycle accident injury claim?
Many people are worried about the cost of an attorney after a motorcycle crash but are relieved to learn they do not have to pay their attorney unless they receive a settlement.
Let Us Help; Contact Us Today
Our attorneys each have decades of experience handling personal injury cases, enabling us to provide a proper representation of motorcycle operators and passengers who have been injured and families of motorcyclists killed as the result of another driver’s carelessness.
We make a point to help you as much as possible in your claim, which is why we only collect payment from the settlement we earn for you, and only if we do at all. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and need the services of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney/law firm, fill out our free consultation form online or call us today at 518-785-4900.
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