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Pursuing A Motorcycle Accident Claim
As thrilling and enjoyable as a motorcycle ride can be, it is not without its risks. Motorcyclists are the least protected motorists on most roads, their cycles are less stable than vehicles with four or more wheels, and if a collision happens, they are far more likely to have direct contact with the other vehicle(s) or the road. All of this adds up to a far greater chance of serious or catastrophic injuries for motorcyclists involved in motor vehicle crashes. Brian J. Levy & Associates, P.C. has focused our practice over the past 15 years on personal injury cases, including motorcycle accidents. With 1,500 cases under our belt and more than $25 million recovered for our clients, our firm can signal to the other side that you are serious about your personal injury claim.
Top Tips For Creating A Successful Injury Claim
As noted earlier, motorcycle accidents are different from other types of vehicle crashes. Your personal injury claim has a greater chance of success if you do the following:
- Seek medical attention immediately after the crash. Adrenaline and shock can mask pain and injuries, even in collisions you can walk away from.
- Notify your insurance provider. Motorcycles are NOT covered by New York’s “no-fault” insurance laws. This means you can pursue compensation from your own insurer if you carry enough coverage for uninsured and underinsured motorists (UM/UIM) and supplemental uninsured motorist coverage (SUM).
- Call an experienced personal injury attorney. A lawyer who handles motorcycle injury cases frequently can help you assess factors in your crash, such as reckless driving by the other party or how a court may view your claim if you were not wearing a helmet and eye protection (both of which are mandatory in New York).
- Get the damage to your motorcycle properly estimated. Among the losses you may claim in a personal injury claim is the cost of repairing or replacing your bike.
Work Directly With Our Founding Attorney
At Brian J. Levy & Associates, you won’t get shuffled from attorney to attorney or work with a paralegal on key parts of your case. You will work with Brian. To set up a free case consultation, call 718-423-0757 or use our online contact form. We have offices in the Bronx and Long Island (Syosset) and accept clients in New York City and across the tri-state region.