A person rides a motorcycle down a winding road at sunset, casting a long shadow. The road is flanked by trees and bushes, and the sun is low in the sky, emitting a warm, golden light that illuminates the scene. A body of water is visible to the right.

If you ride a motorcycle in New York State, you should familiarize yourself with New York’s laws regarding whether you are required to wear a helmet. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys to learn more about the motorcycle helmet laws in New York and how we can help you if you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the motorcycle helmet laws in New York State?

The motorcycle helmet laws in New York State say that all motorcyclists, regardless of age, are required by law to wear helmets at all times. Furthermore, the law also states that those who ride motorcycles must also either wear goggles or a protective face shield.

How do I know if I qualify for compensation after being injured in a motorcycle accident?

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will have to hire an experienced Westchester County personal injury attorney who can gather and present sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include pictures of the accident’s aftermath, witness statements corroborating your claim, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, medical documents regarding your injuries, and, of course, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened. We will tirelessly work to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence–all you have to do is give us a call.

How long will I have to sue someone for an injury sustained in a motorcycle accident in New York?

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations, which is the timeframe in which you are legally allowed to sue the party responsible for your injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is three years, giving the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the negligent motorist. Do not make the mistake of waiting longer than three years to sue, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from doing so. Generally, the sooner you bring your claim to us, the better off you will be. We are always here to help.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.