Motorcycle Accidents

Are There Different Types of Motorcycle Licenses in New York?

Any owner of one of the more than 363,000 registered motorcycles in New York State can tell you that driving a car is a significantly different experience from riding a motorcycle. A motorcycle doesn’t handle the same as a car on the road, and operating a motorcycle can come with greater risks to your safety…. read more

What Is Lane Splitting?

For many people, commuting on a bicycle or motorcycle (rather than a standard car) is a no-brainer. It’s cheaper, healthier, and arguably more fun as well. Because bikes and motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles on the road, it’s easier for riders to maneuver in and out of traffic. This works out great for… read more

Do I Need New York Motorcycle Insurance?

If you own or are considering purchasing a motorcycle in New York, you may be wondering whether you will need motorcycle insurance. In this guide, you’ll find all the details you need to ensure you are legally compliant with the motorcycle insurance requirements in New York.  New York Motorcycle Insurance Requirements New York has requirements… read more

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in New York, NY?

In New York state, motorcycle helmets are legally required for both drivers and passengers. Protective eyewear is also required for all riders.  Failure to comply with these laws can result in legal consequences. You could even be faced with the loss of insurance coverage in the event of an accident.  New York State Helmet Laws… read more

Facts About Road Rash

There are many different injuries bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other outdoor recreational enthusiasts might suffer at any given time. Motorcycle accidents can have a life-changing impact, and even minor injuries can leave motorcycle riders and cyclists in the hospital for days or even weeks.  One of the most common injuries motorcycle owners and frequent bike riders… read more

I’ve Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident – Do I Need a Lawyer?

Motorcycles can be an exciting and unique mode of transportation, but they are also one of the most dangerous methods of travel. Without airbags, seatbelts, or any bodily protection beyond motorcycle gear, riders are more at risk of sustaining severe injuries in the case of a collision.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… read more

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in New York City?

Over the last few years, various vehicles under the micromobility umbrella have increased in popularity and become a common mode of transportation for millions of individuals in dozens of cities.  Electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) and motor-powered scooters are two of the most popular micromobility options available in many cities, and riders with subscriptions to scooter-sharing companies… read more

Woman, 42, Dies in Queens Motorcycle Crash

A 42-year-old woman from Allentown, PA, died in a motorcycle accident in Holliswood on July 26, 2020. The victim, Tineisha Howard, was driving a 2019 Kawasaki ZX6R when she lost control of the motorcycle. She was traveling southbound on Francis Lewis Boulevard.  Around 7:20 that evening, Ms. Howard struck a fire hydrant and crashed. She… read more

TV Reporter Dies After Accident Involving Revel Scooter

A tragic accident involving a Revel scooter claimed the life of a local television reporter in New York. The accident occurred at the intersection of India Street and Franklin Street in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint section around 5:30 p.m. on July 18, 2020. Nina Kapur was riding as a passenger on the scooter, according to a detective…. read more

Death of NYPD Officer Shines Light on Roadway Dangers

Just last month a 34-year-old member of the NYPD was killed while riding his motorcycle to work. The fallen officer was struck by a speeding driver who may have been racing a second vehicle when the fatal accident occurred. Through the driver of the vehicle that struck the officer has been taken into custody, many… read more