New York State Law handles motorcycle accidents differently than a standard motor vehicle accident. Unless a motorcyclist has paid for medical benefit coverage on his motorcycle, a motorcyclist does not have his medical benefits and lost wages covered as a driver of a motor vehicle would who was involved in a motor vehicle accident. At Rosenthal, Kooshoian & Lennon, LLP, we immediately work with our motorcycle accident victims to determine what sources of medical benefits are available and what types of disability insurance is available to cover any lost wages as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
There is no requirement that a motorcyclist sustain a “serious injury” in order to obtain a recovery in a motorcycle action. There is no threshold requirement, and as such, almost any injury at all as a result of a motorcycle accident, no matter how slight, is potentially viable. It is important that if you or someone you know is injured during the operation of a motorcycle, that they contact Rosenthal, Kooshoian & Lennon, LLP so that they may be fully advised of what benefits they are entitled to and how to best navigate the difficulties associated with being injured on a motorcycle through no fault of their own.