Motorcycles are an enjoyable and affordable mode of transportation. But in a motorcycle accident, drivers and passengers typically suffer catastrophic injuries and fatalities at a rate surpassing those in larger, more protected vehicles. Motorcyclists are often unfairly blamed for these accidents, which makes it vital for them to seek legal assistance from an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. With nearly four decades of practice in the field, The Licatesi Law Group provides the skills and resources needed to help protect the rights of injured victims of motorcycle accidents.
If you suffer harm in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of others, you have several options in filing a personal injury claim, each with advantages and disadvantages. After seeking immediate medical diagnosis and treatment, a free initial consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney at The Licatesi Law Group can help ensure you take the appropriate legal action.
New York State does not require insurance companies to provide a motorcycle or bike accident victim with personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, as it does for victims of auto accidents. Without these no-fault benefits, bikers must rely on filing a direct insurance claim or a lawsuit against the negligent party or their insurer.
While filing a third-party insurance claim can be expedient, policy limits and other issues may prevent you from obtaining full compensation for serious injuries. Recovering for those injuries may require negotiating an out-of-court settlement or taking your claim to court, particularly when at-fault parties do not accept liability.
Because New York is a pure comparative negligence state, you may be entitled to a recovery even if you were partially at fault for the accident. Determining the percentage of fault requires experience handling these types of legal claims through settlement negotiation or trial litigation. Each motorcycle and car accident lawyer at our firm has the knowledge and skills needed to help clients pursue the compensation they deserve.
Even if you have motorcycle insurance, you should consult with an attorney to be sure you understand your rights and your available options for recovery. Remember that insurance companies, including your own, always look out for their own bottom line, so they try to pay as little on an injury claim as possible. You need to be sure you have a strong advocate on your side.
At The Licatesi Law Group, we protect your rights by conducting thorough investigations and enlisting the aid of investigative and medical specialists, when needed, to develop an effective case on your behalf.
With nearly 40 years of experience with personal injury matters, the law firm of The Licatesi Law Group serves injured motorcyclists and passengers in Brooklyn and throughout Kings County. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fee unless we recover compensation for your case. Call us at 516-227-2662 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation. We are conveniently located at 3857 Kings Highway #1F in Brooklyn and 185 Montague Street, Suite 1201-B in Brooklyn Heights.
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