What is New York state no-fault insurance law and who is eligible for no-fault benefits?
New York no-fault law mandates that every person injured in a motor vehicle accident receive payment for medical costs, lost earnings and other reasonable expenses. This “personal injury protection” (or PIP) is informally known as “no-fault” because the insurance company is required to provide coverage regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Accident injury victims are eligible to receive no-fault benefits if:
- They were injured in an automobile accident;
- They were a pedestrian, bicyclist or snowmobile rider struck by an automobile, motorcycle or ATV; or
- They were hurt during the use, operation or maintenance of a motor vehicle.