Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in White Plains, New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley

Protect your legal rights with the motorcycle accident attorneys representing  clients in White Plains, New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley;  the Law Offices of Francis X. Young PLLC.

Our lawyers in New York City, White Plains and the Hudson Valley understand that the law in New York, as in many other states,  reflects a bias against motorcyclists who are injured in motor vehicle accidents. This is most evident in the disallowance of reimbursement of medical expenses and lost wages to motorcyclists who are injured in motor vehicle accidents. A motorcycle driver in New York who is injured in a collision with another motorcyclist or automobile driver is not entitled to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or “no-fault” benefits, as are drivers and passengers of automobiles in New York What does this mean? It means that a motorcycle operator, who is injured due to the negligence of another driver, is not entitled to the same coverage for medical bills and/or lost income that an automobile operator is entitled to under similar circumstances. This is especially worrisome because the injuries that a motorcycle operator can sustain in an accident are likely to be much worse than an automobile accident injuries. The legislative reasoning for this difference in no-fault coverage stems largely from insurance company lobbies:  Motorcycle accident injuries are likely to be much more severe and  costly than those suffered by an occupant of an automobile. Additionally, there is a school of thought that these restrictive laws make cycling less attractive.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of a motorcycle accident,  please contact our motorcycle accident attorneys. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains.  Home and hospital appointments available.

Motorcycle Accidents–How Many are Too Many?

  • In 2013, 4,668 people died in motorcycle crashes.
  • In 2013, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured.
  • In 2013, motorcyclists were about 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled and five times more likely to be injured.
  • There were about 8.4 million motorcycles on the road in 2013.

It’s obvious why there are so many motorcycle accidents; there is little to protect the driver and passenger in the crash. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration

Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Fight And Win For Our Clients
Offices in White Plains and New York City

Why So Many?

What may be less obvious are the many causes associated with the accidents including:

  • motorists–cars and trucks simply fail to notice motorcycles
  • defective motorcycle products such as fuel lines, tires, handle bars, etc.
  • other motorcyclists–riding between lanes and/or sharing your lane
  • dangerous road conditions–slippery roads, gravel and potholes can cause catastrophe

When You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in New York City or White Plains That Is Experienced Enough To Win… Contact the Law Office of Francis X Young

With so little protection, motorcycle accident injuries are likely serious injuries. It’s important that you speak with a lawyer experienced in these cases.  Our New York City, White Plains and Hudson Valley lawyers have successfully represented motorcyclists injured due to the negligence of others.  Let our firm take care of the paperwork while you take care of yourself. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a motorcycle-related accident, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of a motorcycle accident,  please contact our motorcycle accident attorneys. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains.  Home and hospital appointments available.

The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, PLLC; your motorcycle accident attorneys in New York City, White Plains and Hudson Valley