Under current New York law, there are no "no-fault benefits" for an injured motorcyclist. However, there is also no "no-fault threshold" for an injured motorcyclist, and thus you can bring a claim for recovery of medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering against another negligent driver without needing to have a qualifying "serious injury."
It has been our experience that motorcyclists are seldom at fault in an accident, and are usually the injured victims when the driver of another vehicle "doesn't see them." Unfortunately, motorcyclists struck by cars typically do suffer a "serious injury," even though they have a claim for even non-serious injuries.
If you or a passenger is injured in a motorcycle accident, call 911 immediately. File a police report and if another party was involved, be sure to get their insurance information and other personal information such as name, phone number and license number. If the injury was due to the negligence of another party, you may be eligible for financial compensation. We offer free consultations for personal injury cases due to motorcycle accidents and can help determine if you have a case. Contact us today.