A woman was injured in an accident in New York after a car struck her motorcycle. Police arrived at the scene of the 4:11 p.m. collision to find a motorcyclist with life-threatening accident injuries. Authorities said the driver of the car failed to yield to traffic, leading to the crash.
Events leading to the injury accident
The recent New York collision occurred on Tuesday at State Route 9N and State Route 73. According to police, a 57-year-old woman was driving north along State Route 9N, while another individual was driving a sport utility vehicle south along State Route 9N. The second driver reportedly did not yield to the motorcyclist when turning left onto State Route 73.
Police said the car struck the motorcycle, injuring the female motorcyclist. The woman was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Responders then took her to another medical center by helicopter since her injuries were life-threatening.
How an attorney can help
The woman injured in the New York accident may choose to file a personal injury claim against the car driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the crash. Liability must be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before a judge will adjudicate the claim for damages. If the woman is successful in court, she may be awarded monetary damages to cover her hospital bills and the loss of wages if her injuries prevented her from resuming work for an extended period. Damages might additionally cover pain and suffering resulting from the motor vehicle collision.