New York Scooter and Vespa Accident Lawyers
Scooter and Moped Accidents, in New York, Brooklyn, Mahhattan, and Queens
In and around New York City, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island scooters and Vespa's have increased in popularity. New Yorker's love to find, restore and ride vintage vespa's and other european scooters. I became facinated with a vintage purple Vespa owned by a family member when I was 10. I still find them to a beautiful method of transportation, both new and old. The newer models now reach greater speeds than their 70's ancestors creating a new level of excitement in riding. Scooters and Vespa's can be a fun way to get around town, beat traffic, and save on the expense of owning a car in New York.
Also like motorcycles, scooters Vespa's come in a variety of engine sizes, and can reach great speeds. Riders in New York require at a minimum a drivers license, and if large enough, a motorcycle operator's license.
Unfortunately, like motorcycles, scooter and Vespa riders are at risk for serious injury when an accident occurs. Riders are not afforded the protection of being surrounded by steel, as if in a car or truck.
Commonly accidents to scooter riders occur do to:
-Poor Weather or Night driving
-Pot holes and Road Defects
-Doors opened into lanes of traffic
-low visibility of operators and there bikes
Unlike a car or truck, motorcycles and scooter insurance in New York does not provide "no-fault" protection under their policies. In NY, when you are involved in a car accident, your insurance company will pay compensate you for your lost wages and pay for your medical treatment. With a scooter, Vespa of motorcycle, this is not the case. A claim must be made against the party that caused your injury in order to be compensated for your injury, medical bills and lost wages.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured in a scooter accident or Vespa accident due to the negligence or fault of another person, call New York Vespa and Scoter lawyers, Flanzig and Flanzig today for your free consultation. Our experience in handling scooter,Vespa and motorcycle accidents can help you receive compensation for the damages you have suffered. There is no fee unless we win and we can meet you at a place that is convenient for you such as your place of work, hospital, home, or our New York City or Long Island Offices.