Were you or someone you love involved in a motorcycle accident in New York but were not wearing a helmet? You may still be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Watch this video to learn about motorcycle accidents without a helmet and your rights.Read Our FREE Motorcycle Accident Guide
In the state of New York, after a motorcycle accident, clients often ask, can I still get recovery even though I wasn’t wearing a helmet or some type of head device? The answer is it depends, but yes, there is no strict bar if you’re not wearing a helmet in a motorcycle accident. Even more specifically, if you’re involved in a motorcycle accident and your injury is related to your legs, your arms, or other parts of your body not necessarily your head, even common sense would dictate that it would not have mattered if your helmet was on. It wouldn’t have prevented the injuries that you sustained. Just because you’re not wearing a helmet, don’t think you don’t have a right to recovery.
When it comes to a head injury, there may be a mitigation of damages, which means, in simple terms, you may have less of recovery than if you had been wearing a helmet. Even then, there’s no absolute bar from recuperating money for a head injury. It’s important to seek out counsel experienced in these matters and who understands how these things can turn.
Were you or a loved one involved in a motor vehicle crash and have questions about motorcycle accidents without a helmet? Contact a New York motorcycle accident lawyer at Krause & Glassmith today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.
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