Special Considerations In Motorcycle Accidents

Special Considerations In Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident differs from a typical collision between two cars. The injuries are almost always greater and the insurance aspects are distinctly different. The innocent victim may not receive much sympathy or benefit of the doubt, adding insult to their injuries after an accident.

It cannot be overstated how important it is (a) to contact a lawyer promptly and (b) to choose a lawyer who rides himself and who has successfully handled motorcycle accident claims for over 30 years. The Gucciardo Law Firm has a solid track record of notable recoveries, representing victims of motorcycle crashes across the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and upstate New York. We understand the special considerations in motorcycle cases and how to neutralize or turn them to your advantage.

Understanding Insurance Coverage For Motorcycle Accidents

  • Auto drivers are covered by no-fault insurance, which pays for hospital bills and lost wages after an accident. No-fault insurance does not apply to motorcycles in New York. If you do not have private health insurance you may encounter problems obtaining or paying for treatment. Or, at the end of the case, medical providers may have substantial liens against your settlement and demand repayment.

We take provider liens into consideration when we calculate damages. Many lawyers do not account for this, which greatly reduces the client’s net recovery. In numerous cases involving substantial medical liens, we have prevailed in long battles to have those charges waived.

  • Although motorcycle accidents are not eligible for no-fault benefits, they are also not subject to the “serious injury” threshold that governs auto collisions. This actually makes it easier to obtain damages such as pain and suffering for any and all injuries.
  • Passengers of motorcycle riders also face unique barriers, whether the motorcycle operator or a third-party driver was at fault. We know how to approach these delicate situations to make sure our clients are fully compensated to the extent of the law.

“Since I ride, I understand the problems that motorcyclists face every day. When I select a jury I have firsthand knowledge of these issues and present them realistically and legitimately.” ∼ Charles Gucciardo

We Handle Motorcycle Cases The Right Way

Victims of motorcycle accidents have more rights — and more challenges — in pursuing compensation. Attorney Charles Gucciardo and his team know what is important and how to present it so that your case produces the maximum recovery.

We serve the greater NYC area, with convenient office locations in Manhattan and Nassau County (Mineola). Call 516-280-7100 for a free consultation with a lawyer of our firm, or fill out our online form and we will reach out to you soon. We regularly arrange home and hospital visits when injury victims are not able to travel to us.

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