Approximately 4,000 motorcyclists are killed in crashes every year, and 80,000 are injured, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many of the deaths could have been avoided if the drivers were wearing a helmet. NHTSA estimates that 1,500 lives could have been saved in 2005 had the motorcyclists been wearing helmets. On average, motorcyclists are 34 times more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents, and 8 times more likely to be injured.
Under New York State law, a motorcyclist is not a "covered person" under the No-Fault Law, meaning that if a motorcyclist is injured in an accident (unlike the driver or passengers in an automobile), he or she cannot recover for their medical expenses or lost wages from their own insurance company. However, if you are injured through the negligence of a motorcyclist in a pedsietrian knockdown or other type of motor vehicle accident, the owner of that motorcycle is required to carry liability insurance to protect against injuries arising from his or her negligence.
If you or a loved one is injured as the result of a motorcycle accident, the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel has the experience and dedication to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. We will aggressively and vigorously pursue your case with the insurance companies involved to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, lost earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, and property damage.
The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel also represents those injured in White Plains, Westchester County and all of New York in all types of motor vehicle accidents, which can be caused by: defective products or design of automobiles and trucks, including defective seatbelts, brakes, tires, or gas tanks; reckless driving, including speeding or the failure to comply with the basic rules of the road; improper roadway design or maintenance, including potholes, inadequately marked roads, or poorly supervised roadway construction; or drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Injuries that result from these types of accidents can be life altering and severe. Accident victims often suffer burns to their head and neck, receive nerve damage or spinal cord paralysis, break or dislocate bones, or even lose the use of an arm or leg. Our firm understands that in addition to recovering the maximum amount for pain and suffering, accident victims also require the maximum compensation possible for their lost wages to prevent any financial suffering, future expenses for medical treatment, and their immediate medical bills, particularly for those injured by the uninsured or those who have insufficient health insurance.
Our White Plains, New York law firm office provides dedicated, aggressive, and comprehensive representation to make sure accident victims receive all possible compensation. Insurance companies are not in business to give the maximum settlement—their goal is to pay victims as little as possible. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, before you sign or settle anything with an insurance company, please contact us online or at our offices serving White Plains, Westchester County and all of New York at (914) 428-7386 to set up a free consultation. You do not pay for our services unless we recover compensation for you.