Determining fault in motorcycle vs car accidents challenging

Determining fault in motorcycle vs car accidents challenging

On Behalf of | Sep 24, 2019 | Car Accidents

The risks of severe injuries or death on New York roads are significantly higher for motorcycle riders. The lack of protection makes them more vulnerable if they should be involved in car accidents. Many such crashes occur when motorists fail to yield for bikers.

A 22-year-old motorcyclist recently lost his life in what appears to be such an accident. According to preliminary crash reports, the incident occurred on a recent Saturday evening on state Highway 206. Reportedly, the man on the motorcycle was westbound on the highway when a car made a left turn onto the highway from a side road. The motorcycle struck the vehicle in the intersection.

The biker was rushed to a hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries. The 19-year-old driver of the car was treated for minor injuries at a different medical facility. The question now is whether the driver of the car failed to yield for the motorcyclist and turned directly into his path. Crash investigators say speed did not play a role in the accident. It was noted that the sight of the driver was limited in both directions.

Whenever lives are lost in car accidents, the surviving family members may be entitled to pursue claims for recovery of financial and emotional damages. In cases such as this one, the support and guidance of an experienced New York car wrongful death attorney is often crucial. The lawyer can work on documenting negligence to present to the court, and assist his or her clients in documenting losses such as the costs related to end-of-life arrangements, lost income for now and potential future income, pain and suffering and more for the court’s consideration.