Bronx, NY – Motorcyclist Killed in Crash at W 262nd & BroadwayNY/NJ Legal News
Bronx, NY (November 30, 2022) – A 21-year-old motorcyclist, who has not been identified, lost their life in a traffic accident in the Bronx on the evening of November 29. At around 5:30 p.m., police responded to the fatal accident scene to investigate.
Reports concerning the incident reveal the motorcyclist was headed south on Broadway when a box truck driver made a u-turn near the intersection with West 262nd Street in North Riverdale. The motorcyclist was struck by the truck and thrown from the bike.
Paramedics rushed the rider to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers with severe body and head trauma, police reported. He lost his life a short time later.
Authorities continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New York Motorcycle Collisions
It is important for motorcyclists to understand that the no-fault laws in New York do not apply to them. This is due to the fact that motorcyclists are not defined as motor vehicle operators. Bikers injured in auto accidents are not entitled to medical and lost income benefits because of this.
Motorcycle riders are required to carry insurance in the event that they sustain an injury in a traffic accident. Motorcyclists must hold an insurance policy that covers everyone injured in a crash, up to $25,000. The policy minimum is $50,000 in the event that a person involved in the wreck loses their life, and $100,000 is required in the case that two or more fatalities occur in a single incident.
Additionally, motorcyclists are able to purchase supplemental UM/UIM insurance plans. These offer up to $250,000 per individual per crash and $500,000 when two or more people sustain injuries. Due to these demands, victims who sustain injuries during a motorcycle collision may be able to collect financial compensation from the insurance company.
New York motorcycle crash attorneys can help you figure out whether you may qualify for financial compensation after you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle accident.
More often than not, a motorcyclist will suffer a severe injury in a traffic accident, or even lose their life. Oftentimes, motorcyclists are left with head trauma, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other severe injuries that require expensive and extensive medical care. These wrecks are usually preventable and caused by negligent drivers. Life-changing consequences often result from them. However, in some cases, victims and their families may be legally eligible to collect compensation that can help them move forward.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, you should contact a motorcycle crash attorney in the Bronx who can help you recover. An attorney will help you protect your legal rights and exercise them in order to be fully and fairly compensated for the losses and damages you face.
Personal injury lawyers at Metro Law have more than 40 years of combined experience helping injured crash victims get justice and compensation after suffering devastating injuries in collisions. We work hard to ensure that those injured are able to collect the maximum compensation for medical care, wage loss, and more.
Contact our injury accident attorneys in New York at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal options available for you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.