There are certain motorcycle accident cases where the victim may not have been operating their bike legally, as in with a valid motorcycle license. In this regards, tort laws can vary from state to state when it comes to providing compensation for personal injury. In New York City and surrounding areas, motorcyclists are required by law to wear a helmet, have liability insurance and acquire a Class M or MJ driver license. An motorcycle accident victim who did not have a valid motorcycle license at the time of their collision could receive damages depending on the situation. Below are a few examples of mitigating factors when it comes to obtain compensatory damages in a motorcycle accident where the injured party was driving without a motorcycle license:
- If the motor operator's license left behind, lost or stolen
- If the license revoked or suspended or expired license expired
- If gross negligence on the other driers part contributed to the wreck
When it comes to motorcycle accident claims, it can really depend on the judge, jury and the motorcycle accident lawyer you hire to prove your case in court.
There could be situations where the driver may have been unaware of the expiration of their license--or that it was innocently left at home. When it comes to motorcycle accident claims, it can really depend on the judge, jury and the motorcycle accident lawyer you hire to prove your case in court. Another determining factor is fault. If you were obeying traffic laws and did not cause the accident the fact that you were driving without a motorcycle license may be mitigated. In some case, even if you shared fault, you may be able to recoup damages with a comparative liability claim.
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If you were seriously injured in an accident but did not have a valid motorcycle license on you during the time of the collision, contact the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Proner and Proner right away for a case evaluation. We will discuss the strength and weakness of your case with you and educate you on what your rights are after a debilitating motorcycle accident. Don't delay--call now and get the financial restitution you will need for accumulated medical costs, pain, suffering and lost wages.