An unfortunate motor vehicle accident in New York has led to one person being seriously injured. The accident, which took place during the afternoon hours, involved a car and a motorcycle. Sometimes, these types of crashes occur due to a driver’s carelessness, in which case the individual who caused the crash may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the crash.
How the wreck happened
The recent accident occurred at about 1:05 p.m. on a Sunday. According to police, a motorcycle collided with a car along a boulevard. It was not immediately known which automobile caused the crash.
The driver of the car did not appear to suffer any injuries in the collision. However, the motorcyclist suffered injuries and was therefore transported to a medical center by helicopter. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the accident.
Legal recourse may be available following the crash
Authorities may determine that the driver of the car caused the accident due to speeding or other negligent motorist behavior, such as texting behind the wheel. In this situation, the motorcyclist may choose to file a personal injury claim against the car driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the motorcycle crash. Only if the motorcyclist can establish liability, based upon a showing of negligence, will a civil court judge in New York decide the motorcyclist’s claims for damages. A damage award in a successfully litigated claim may be helpful for covering hospital bills, the loss of wages or other losses resulting from the injury accident.