Many people often assume a motor vehicle accident always involves a car. While the majority of motor vehicle accidents in New York will involve a car, attorneys practicing in New York understand that motor vehicle accidents can and often do involve any number of different motor vehicles, as well as bicycles, in-line skaters and pedestrians. Victims of these types of motor vehicle accidents often face severe injuries, such as broken bones, scarring, head trauma, and amputations; in some cases these injuries can prove fatal.
A recent report by the New York Daily News concerning injuries sustained by the famous actor, George Clooney, serves as a perfect illustration for the types of accidents that can occur with vehicles other than a car. According to the article, Mr. Clooney was operating his scooter in Sardinia and was on his way to a movie set. A collision occurred between his scooter and another motor vehicle – in this case, a car. As a result, Mr. Clooney was hospitalized with injuries, the extent of which remain undetermined.
In New York, a proper legal analysis would include an evaluation of the relative fault of each of the parties involved in the accident as well as the nature of the injuries sustained. Since the reported accident involved a motorized scooter, as well as a car, it must be determined what laws govern the operation of a motorized scooter. In New York, a motorized scooter is considered to be a motorcycle and is required to be registered as such. New York attorneys familiar with motorcycle accidents will have a complete understanding of the law associated with motorcycle use and the issues surrounding motorcycle litigation.