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Queens Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

In New York City, motorcycle accidents often lead to injuries more serious than those suffered by victims of motor vehicle accidents. This is largely due to obvious reasons including:

  • A motorcycle rider or passenger is exposed to direct contact between his person and the outside elements such as the ground, another car, or a wall.
  • Motorcycles lack the stability of a four wheel motor vehicle and therefore will invariably roll over onto one side during a serious accident.
  • Motorcycles are much lighter than other motor vehicles which means they will suffer a more severe damage even with a softer impact.
  • Because they are small and narrow, motorcycles may not be noticed by other drivers on the roads resulting to situations where cars crash into motorcycles because they either fail to yield, change lanes into a motorcycle occupied lane, or open a car door into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

In Queens, motorcycle traffic is seen on city streets, on interstates including I-495 known as the Long Island Expressway, and on bridges coming into and out of Queens including the Whitestone Bridge, the Tri-boro or Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.

Laws, rules, and regulations that govern motorcycle riders

The New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law has provisions applicable to motorcycle operators. In general, a motorcyclist must know the rules of the road and obey them just like a car driver. However, the NY Vehicle and Traffic law has certain laws for motorcycle operators including:

Helmets are required for motorcycle riders (VTL 381) This section also explains other motorcycle equipment that must be used such as proper brakes, rear reflectors, and front and rear motorcycle lamps must be lit during twilight hours. The entire section can be found at http://codes.findlaw.com/ny/vehicle-and-traffic-law/vat-sect-381.html.

Motorcycle riders are not entitled to first party personal injury protection (PIP) benefits including No Fault benefits. Unlike motor vehicle operators, motorcyclists will not have the auto insurance pay for their medical care. They must use their health insurance coverage or self pay. Because of this, motorcycle accident victims can sue the liable vehicle to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and other first party benefits. Another important distinction from motor vehicle accidents is that motorcycle accident victims do not have to prove they suffered a “serious injury” under Insurance Law section 5102(d) as is required of car accident victims. Because of this, there exists no minimal injury and motorcycle riders and passengers can bring a claim for even minor injuries.

If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in Queens or anywhere in New York City, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at the F&A Injury Law Firm for a free confidential consultation. We specialize in recovering maximum compensation for motorcycle accident victims including many multi million dollar verdicts. Call us at (212) 222-1111, dial # 919 from any NYC cell phone, or fill out an online contact form to email us.

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