Written by attorney Edward Joel Lake | Jul 23, 2015

New York Motorcycle Helmet Law and Its Effects on an Injury Claim

There is a universal New York motorcycle helmet law that requires all motorcyclists - riders as well as passengers - wear helmets while riding. That could negatively impact your claim if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your accident.

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If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, and were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, don't simply assume that you do not have grounds for a claim. Discuss your case with a motorcycle accident lawyer, and understand your legal options for compensation.

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