If you suffered injuries after a motorcycle accident in New York, you might be able to prove the at-fault driver is liable and recover a financial award for your injuries losses. A New York motorcycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to build a case and represent you throughout this process.
Call 800-959-1444 today for a free case review with a member of our team. During this consultation, you will discuss your accident and injuries with one of our representatives and learn more about your legal rights based on the facts of your case. If we work together, we will only get paid if we recover a settlement or award for you.
New York Law Allows Motorcyclists to Pursue Fault-Based Claims
Most traffic accident cases in New York State rely on a complex no-fault auto insurance law that prevents many injured victims from holding the at-fault motorist responsible. Instead, the injured drivers rely on their own no-fault coverage and possibly expanded no-fault benefits to cover their medical care and a portion of their lost wages. Other insurance policies cover the damage to their vehicle.
The system applies to almost all car accidents unless the victim suffered injuries the state considers “serious.” With motorcycle accidents, however, there is no need to prove you suffer a serious injury. According to the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), the state’s no-fault laws do not apply in motorcycle accident cases.
This means that if we can gather the evidence to show the other driver caused your accident, we can pursue an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit and try to hold them legally responsible.
This is good news, since many motorcycle accident injuries require extensive treatment and rehabilitation, and sometimes ongoing care. This could include injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burns, scarring, and disfigurement
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Compound fractures and other broken bones
Ben Crump Law, PLLC might be able to help with your New York motorcycle accident case. A New York motorcycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to represent your best interests throughout the claims process so you can focus on healing.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving New York, call 800-924-3113
Let Ben Crump Law, PLLC Evaluate the Merits of Your Case for Free
A team member from Ben Crump Law, PLLC who understands New York motorcycle cases will review your case for free. If you believe another driver caused your accident and injuries, we may be able to build a case against them and secure compensation for your related expenses.
We believe injury cases must protect victims, ensuring they do not suffer further losses because of the accident that occurred by no fault of their own. The motorist whose negligence caused your accident should be responsible for paying for your treatment, covering missed paychecks, and compensating you for your pain and suffering. You should not be left holding the bill for any of these costs.
Our team handles motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. If we offer to take on your case, you will pay nothing upfront and nothing out of your pocket. We take our fees from the award we recover on your behalf.
Reach out to our firm today to learn more about how a New York motorcycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you with your case.
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Recoverable Losses Following a New York Motorcycle Accident
We may be able to prove your damages and recover a financial award based on your injuries. This could include:
- Medical care and all related expenses, both current and future
- Lost wages and reduced earning ability
- Miscellaneous accident-related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Ben Crump Law, PLLC also takes on wrongful death cases in New York. If a member of your immediate family suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident, we might be able to prove the at-fault motorist is accountable and recover an award for your family. Our team can give you a complimentary consultation about your wrongful death case.
Statute of Limitations on Motorcycle Accidents in New York
New York law (Statute of Limitations CPLR 214) only gives motorcycle accident victims three years following their accident and injuries to file a personal injury lawsuit to try to hold the at-fault motorist responsible and recover a payout. This is not a long time, especially if you suffered serious injuries that required weeks or months of treatment, hospitalization, and rehabilitation.
It is imperative that you do not miss this deadline or other deadlines related to your case. Missing a deadline could prevent you from taking further action in civil court. This would effectively nullify your right to hold the at-fault driver responsible and recover an award.
We recommend contacting our team following your accident as quickly as your injuries allow. While we will need to have a good understanding of your injuries and prognosis before we can file a claim or lawsuit, we can go to work on building a case and gathering evidence to support your claim earlier.
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Talk to a Member of Our Motorcycle Accident Team Serving NY
If your motorcycle accident injuries required medical care, cost you time away from work, or you experienced other related losses, Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you build a case to seek a financial award based on your injuries and expenses.
We can review your case for free. If we believe we can prove negligence and liability and recover an award based on the facts of your case, we will offer to represent you based on a contingency fee. This means you never pay us anything out of your pocket.
Call 800-959-1444 today for your complimentary consultation.