Motorcycles are deemed as inherently more dangerous than cars.
Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2014
Lewis & Lewis, P.C. is asking motorcyclists to remember to wear their helmets and protective gear when beginning their spring and summer motorcycle rides.
In 2011, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reported that there were 5,336 motorcycle crashes throughout the state. 168 of those crashes proved to be fatal. Lewis & Lewis is urging motorcyclists to be more cautious and look out for potential blind spots of other vehicles because although sometimes settlements can be rewarded to the victims of a crash, courts will take into consideration that motorcycles can be more dangerous than cars and trucks.
“Motorcycles are deemed as inherently more dangerous than cars," said Emily Downing, attorney at Lewis & Lewis. "Because of this, the law treats injuries due to motorcycle accidents differently."
Downing also said that no-fault insurance claims cannot be initiated because motorcycles are higher-risk vehicles, placing the onus upon the operator of the motorcycle to cover their medical expenses and other costs in the event of an accident, not the insurance companies.
For more information about personal injury law, visit http://www.lewislaw.com.
Lewis & Lewis, P.C. is western New York's largest combined workers' compensation and personal injury law firm. For over seven decades, Lewis & Lewis, P.C. has been helping injured workers and individuals seek compensation for their injuries with a 90% success rate.
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