Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Rockland County and the Hudson Valley
Commuting to work on a motorcycle or exploring the Hudson Valley on a weekend bike trip can lead to catastrophic injuries when you have to share the road with inattentive drivers. At the Hudson Valley law firm of Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC, our lawyers can help you deal with the legal, medical and financial issues you face after a motorcycle accident.
Helping You Get Medical Care
One of the first issues that motorcycle accident victims face is obtaining medical care. Unfortunately, New York no-fault insurance does not apply to motorcyclists unless a special motorcycle rider has been purchased. To pay your medical bills, you will need to file a claim - and possibly file a lawsuit - against the insurance company of the person who caused the accident.
Our lawyers understand how insurance companies work. We will negotiate with the insurance company, and if necessary, litigate aggressively. Until your case is resolved, your medical bills may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid or your own group or private medical policy. If you do not have insurance, we may be able to refer you to doctors who will provide your care in exchange for a lien on your personal injury recovery.
Proving Fault in Motorcycle Accidents
Even though fault may seem clear in a motorcycle accident, it's important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible in case a dispute arises later. For example, even if a car caused an accident by making a left-hand turn in front of you, the driver of the other vehicle may claim that you were speeding. New York is a comparative fault state, and any fault that is assigned to you can reduce your eventual recovery.
Statements from witnesses and evidence from painstaking accident reconstruction can protect your right to a full financial recovery. We serve clients throughout the Hudson Valley, including the counties of Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Dutchess and Ulster.
Motorcycle Crash Lawyers Serving Fishkill, Newburgh and Other Hudson Valley Communities
For more information, contact our motorcycle accident lawyers. Call 888-719-4746 to schedule an appointment with an experienced New York attorney.