Elizabeth, NJ – Three Injured in Motorcycle Accident at E. St. George Ave and Washington AveNY/NJ Legal News
Elizabeth, NJ (April 12, 2022) – Police in Elizabeth were called to the scene of a serious collision between a pick-up truck and a motorcycle on Monday, April 11th.
According to sources, officers responded to the scene at about 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Avenue and East St. George Avenue for reports of an accident involving a motorcycle.
Officials said that a 2009 Honda CBR motorcycle was riding northbound on East St. George Avenue when it collided with a 2018 Dodge Ram pick-up truck as it made a lefthand turn onto Washington Avenue.
Police said the motorcycle operator, a 26-year-old man from Elizabeth, was seriously injured during the crash. His passenger, a 22-year-old woman also from Elizabeth, sustained injuries as well. Both victims were taken to Newark University Hospital.
The driver of the pickup, a 56-year-old man from Linden, sustained non-critical injuries. He was treated on the scene and refused any further medical attention.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey
Motorcyclists need to know that New York’s no-fault laws do not apply to them since motorcycles do not fall under the definition of a motor vehicle. Due to this, bikers injured in accidents are not entitled to the lost income and medical benefits afforded to the victims of motor vehicle accidents.
New York state law requires motorcycle operators to carry insurance in the likely event they are injured in an accident. Riders must purchase an insurance policy that covers each person injured in an accident up to $25,000. $50,000 is the policy minimum in case someone involved in the accident dies, and $100,000 is required in case of two or more fatalities in a single accident.
In addition to this, motorcyclists can purchase supplemental UM/UIM insurance plans. These provide up to $250,000 per person per accident and $500,000 for injuries to two or more people. Due to these restrictive insurance demands, victims injured during a motorcycle accident might be eligible to collect financial compensation from their insurance company.
Our New York motorcycle accident lawyers can determine if you have a valid claim.
Elizabeth Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer severe injuries in accidents. In many cases, motorcyclists are left with broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries that demand extensive and costly medical treatment. These crashes are often preventable, yet we continue to see the life-altering consequences those harmed and their families are forced to endure. In some cases, victims may have legal options available to help them move forward.
Victims can contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Elizabeth to protect their legal rights and explore legal options available to them.
Elizabeth personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after devastating motorcycle accidents. We work diligently to ensure those harmed collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and more.
Our team is committed to helping each client we work with reach their goals as they move forward on their journey to recovery. We stop at nothing to provide the most responsive and aggressive representation imaginable for those harmed.
Contact our injury accident attorneys in New Jersey 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.