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Hit and run accidents involving motorcyclists are more common in NYC than one might think. This is common because many people drive without insurance and don’t want to be caught and have their license taken away or worse. If you have been injured by a negligent driver and are unsure where to turn due to limited insurance coverage options, an experienced NYC motorcycle accident lawyer like Mitchell Proner can help advise you and fight insurance companies to help you get back on your feet and out of debt. Call us today at 212-500-1003 for legal assistance on your New York City hit and run motorcycle case.
Motorcyclists have it much harder on the road and in the legal system than other motor vehicle drivers do. This is especially true in New York City, where streets are more dangerous due to congestion, people having more road rage due to traffic, etc. There are also natural biases toward motorcycles as being inherently dangerous to ride. Often, people say that it is a motorcyclist’s fault for choosing to ride an unsafe vehicle in the first place.
More difficult still, due to these biases, New York state insurance also has limited coverage for motorcyclists. In most states, a rider would turn to their personal injury protection insurance (PIP) for a hit and run accident. In New York, however, PIP does not cover motorcycles at all, leaving responsible motorcycle accident victims with limited options.
It is also more challenging to file a claim in a hit and run accident because it is more difficult to determine who the liable party was. Without a liable party to sue, most motorcycle hit & run accident victims must turn to insurance for help. Unfortunately, limited insurance coverage options make things more challenging for NYC motorcyclists. Luckily, there are still some options available.
The four other main compensation options available to NYC motorcyclists include:
Hit and run motorcyclist victims have it very difficult, especially in the state of New York. Limited insurance coverage and lack of liable parties to sue can make getting the financial compensation you need extremely difficult. Worse still, other insurance options that motorcyclists do have often do everything they can to give the bare minimum or nothing at all. The NYC motorcycle hit and run accident attorneys of Proner & Proner can make sure that insurance companies dish out the financial coverage you deserve so that you can get back on your feet. Call our office at 212-500-1003 or contact us online to get started regarding your New York motorcycle hit and run case today.
Motorcycle Accident Verdicts & Settlements
We understand motorcyclists because we ride. And we understand that when things go wrong on a motorcycle, often it’s not the motorcyclist’s fault. Here are some of our successes in getting compensation for riders.
Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic
Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery
Male, 47: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a car pulling into the roadway.
Injuries: Two broken legs
Male, 52: Wrongful death
Our client was killed in an intersection accident.
Injuries: Wrongful death
Male, 23: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a right turning car.
Injuries: Broken wrist
Male: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
The defendant made a left turn into the path of our client, who was riding a motorcycle
Injuries: Broken ankle
Male, 36: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
The defendant’s vehicle collided with our client’s motorcycle.
Injuries: Surgery to the client’s leg, 20 stitches on his right foot
Male, 48: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client was driving his motorcycle on the BQE and crashed into a HOV lane divider that did not have adequate warnings in front of it.
Injuries: Intracranial skull fracture; multiple facial fractures, multiple rib fractures
Male, 32: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was riding his motorcycle when he was cut off by a car making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Fractured right ankle, road rash
Female, 40: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was on a motorcycle, about to overtake legally, when a car made a U-turn and stuck the client.
Injuries: Mild traumatic brain injury, compression fracture in spine, permanent scarring
Male, 26: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client was on his motorcycle where he went over a metal plate which had dirt and gravel on it - causing his bike to slip out from under him.
Injuries: Fractured left ankle requiring surgery
Male, 24: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was going straight on through a green light on his motorcycle when he was struck by a car coming from the opposite side making a left turn.
Injuries: Fractured right femur, ruptured testicle that had to be removed
Male, 34: Motorcyclist hit by vehicle
Our client was side swiped by 81-year-old defendant driver.
Injuries: Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Male, 24: Motorcyclist loss of control
Our client laid down his motorcycle after he claimed the car being driven by the defendant went through a stop sign.
Injuries: Shoulder injury
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.
Mitchell Proner is an amazing and very experienced trial lawyer, who takes care of his clients. He represented me in a car accident case, kept me very informed during the lengthy legal process and got me the settlement that I expected. His friendly office staff was always willing to assist and answer any questions I had. I recommend Mitchell Proner to all my friends and family!
Besides being well versed and very knowledgeable about all aspects of my case it was simply a pleasure dealing with Mr. Proner and his colleagues at Proner and Proner. In a time of hardship Mr. Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner made it very easy for us to cope with all of the legal processes which we are not accustom to. I couldn't recommend a better group of people let alone an attorney as Mitchell Proner and the staff at Proner and Proner. Thank you again for all of your assistance.
Awesome experience, excellent service, very professional and fast resolving my case. My number one attorney - definitely recommended more than once. Thank you!