Commitment | Dedication
${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt} New York’s Personal Injury Attorneys
Free Case Evaluation
IN NYC 212-257-3731 Toll Free 866-502-9091
We are here to help you explore your options. What type of injury do you have?
Case Type

Dirt-Bike And Car Collide In Bronx, Killing Motorcyclist

Regardless of the weather, spring has arrived and motorcycles will soon be a common fixture on New York City roads. Unfortunately, the start of the NYC motorcycle season usually starts with a rash of deaths and injuries. A dirt bike accident in the Bronx signals the beginning of this annual phenomenon.

Yesterday, a 25-year-old motorcyclist tried to unlawfully pass a car on its left side while it was turning. The dirt bike and car collided, ejecting the 25-year-old rider. The motorbike slid into two pedestrians, injuring them.

The dirt bike rider was taken to Saint Barnabas Medical Center but his injuries proved too severe. He was pronounced dead soon after arriving.

This Bronx motorcycle accident appears to be the fault of the rider, but that's not usually the case. Studies have shown that in car-motorcycle collisions, the passenger-vehicle driver is at fault the majority of the time.

The at-fault drivers often say that they "didn't see" the motorcycle.

One generally doesn't see something he or she is not looking for, so it's important for NYC drivers to be aware that they will be sharing the road with motorcyclists for at least the next six months. This simple act can save many lives.

Source: Wall Street Journal, "1 Dead, 2 Injured In NYC Dirt Bike-Car Accident," March 21, 2014

Past President NYSTLA
Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
Super Lawyers
Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
American Association for Justice Leaders Forum | Benefactor 2017
American Association for Justice | Sustaining Member
Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice
Past President NYSTLA
Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
Super Lawyers
Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
American Association for Justice Leaders Forum | Patron 2015
American Association for Justice | Sustaining Member 2015
Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice

Office Location

Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
20 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007

Toll Free: 877-298-3201
Phone: 212-964-1390
Fax: 212-608-4959
New York Law Office Map