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February 2019 Archives

Can I Sue for Injuries If I Wasn’t Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet?

Motorcycle couple holding helmets in hands on the roadIt’s a proven fact that helmets save lives and prevent serious head trauma that could cause permanent disabilities. Nearly every state in the U.S. has motorcycle helmet laws. New York is one of them. In New York, both motorcycle drivers and passengers are required to wear a helmet with eye protection that has met the federal motor vehicle safety standards. In short, there is no logical reason not to wear a helmet when you ride. From a legal standpoint, not wearing a helmet can make your situation more complex. It’s best to consult an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to sort through the liability issues.

Who Pays in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Statue of justiceIf your loved one has died due to the reckless actions or negligence of another party, you do have recourse to recover damages for psychological and financial harm done to you. It may be possible to bring a suit for wrongful death, which is the term used by courts for a death caused by wrongful conduct or negligence.

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