New York City Scooter and Vespa Accident Lawyers
$3,000,000.00 Dollar Recovery obtained by Flanzig and Flanzig for Vespa
Scooter and Moped Crashes in New York, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and
As New York Bike and Cycle Lawyers, we are often asked, "Do you handle
other type of two wheeled accidents?" The Answer is YES. We have
extensive experience in handling motorcycle, vespa and scooter crashes,
and have done so for years throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and
In and around New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, scooters
and Vespas have increased in popularity. New Yorkers love to find, restore,
and ride vintage Vespas and other European scooters. The newer models
now reach greater speeds than their 70's ancestors, creating a new
level of excitement in riding. Scooters and Vespas 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 and Vespas 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 the vehicle is large enough, a motorcycle operator's
license. Unfortunately, like motorcycles, scooter and Vespa riders are
at risk for serious injury when a crash occurs. Riders are not afforded
the same protection of being surrounded by steel, as they would be in
a car or truck crash.
Commonly, accidents to scooter riders occur due to:
-Poor Weather or Night driving
-Pot holes and Road Defects
-Doors opened into lanes of traffic
-Low visibility of operators and their bikes
Unlike a car or truck, motorcycle and scooter insurance in New York does
not always provide "no-fault" protection under their policies.
In New York, if you are involved in a car crash,
your insurance company normally will pay your lost wages and for your medical
treatment, under the no-fault provision of your policy. With a scooter,
Vespa, or 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.
The driver of the motorized scooter may be a person covered under the no-fault
law. The issue depends on how the scooter is classified by the DMV. If
the scooter cannot travel over 20 MPH, it would be classified as a "Class
C" limited use motorcycle with the DMV. In that case, the rider is
considered a pedestrian and a "covered person," under the no-fault
statute. If the scooter is a Class A (can go over 30 MPH), or Class B
(can go over 20 MPH), you may not be considered eligible for no-fault.
By contacting the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, you can determine the class
of the scooter.
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If you or a loved one have been hurt or injured in a scooter or Vespa crash
due to the negligence or fault of another, call New York Vespa and Scooter 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 that 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 and Long Island Offices.