What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet when my motorcycle accident happened?
Whether or not wearing a a helmet will impact your case differently depending on the details of your particular situation. If wearing a helmet is relevant, for instance in the event that you suffered injuries to your head, then this would be considered and reduce the amount you would receive because of a concept called comparative negligence.
Regardless of whether you carry some responsibility for your injuries for not wearing a helmet, you still have a right to initiate a personal injury lawsuit in relation to your motorcycle accident if it occurred through the negligence of another. You should not allow being partially at fault prevent you from receiving the compensation the law entitles you to if you were in an accident that occurred through no fault of your own.
We’re available to evaluate your case free of charge and provide zealous, effective advocacy if you proceed with a lawsuit in connection with your motorcycle accident. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Lisa Michael and Associates, P.C. by calling (212) 776 – 1800 immediately.