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Man Injured In Staten Island Moped Accident

21-Year-Old Man Critically Injured In Staten Island Moped Collision on St Paul Avenue

Man Injured In Staten Island Moped Accident

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (January 9, 2023) –  A 21-year-old man was critically injured in a Staten Island car accident along St Paul Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place on Thursday evening. A man was riding his moped when he was struck by a teenage driver in a Volkswagen.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries.

A full investigation into the Staten Island collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Staten Island Car Accidents

Companies like Lime and Bird have popularized electric scooters, mopeds and electric bicycles. Anyone with the app can quickly rent a Lime or Bird scooter in the cities where they are available. But this rise in popularity has coincided with a rise in accidents. According to one report from Business Insider, “there have been at least 1,545 accidents in the US involving electric scooters over the past year (2018).” There are several steps that drivers should take in order to avoid scooter accidents.

  • Drivers should slow down at intersections.
  • Drivers should use their turn signals.
  • Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting people on mopeds. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a moped rider, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Sadly, though, drivers will often do everything in their power to avoid responsibility if they harm someone. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York City Moped Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Staten Island moped accident? You may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.