No-Fault Does Not Apply To Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists who share the roadways with cars and semi trucks are at a greater risk for crashes and sustaining injuries due to negligent drivers. Although New York state has a no-fault law, motorcycle crashes are not subject to the same rules and regulations as car crashes. In fact, no-fault is not applicable at all. There are important insurance considerations that need to be addressed. We can help you navigate that process to help determine what your insurance will cover.

You should speak with an attorney as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident to see how you might receive compensation for your injuries. Call 716-267-6258 to consult with us at Godwin Hurley Donoghue, LLP, about filing your claim today.

Our Attorneys Take Your Injuries Seriously

Unlike car crashes or semi accidents, the injuries suffered in a motorbike crash do not have to meet the “serious injury” threshold that is required under New York state’s no-fault law. This means that regardless of the extent of such injuries, you can still make a claim against whoever caused the crash. If you or someone you know has been involved and hurt in a motorcycle crash, these are a few simple steps you should remember to follow:

  • If able, call the local authorities and make a detailed report of the incident.
  • Get medical help. Even if you feel fine, you should seek a professional’s second opinion.
  • Contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys for legal advice and assistance.
  • File a claim with your insurance company after you have consulted with us.

If you are unsure about your rights to compensation, our attorneys can give you answers. We take all of our clients’ inquiry seriously and do our best to obtain the most favorable outcome possible for every situation.

We Will Take Care Of Your Case So You Can Take Care Of Your Injuries

When you are dealing with the aftermath of a distressing crash, you need attorneys who can pursue an investigation on your behalf. Let the lawyers at Godwin Hurley Donoghue, LLP, help alleviate the burdens of filing a personal injury case so you can focus on recovering. Call 716-267-6258 today to schedule a free consultation at our Buffalo, New York, office where we can discuss your case in detail or inquire about our availability online.