Drivers are accountable for broadside accidents if they can be shown to have been negligent in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. New York requires all motorists to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under the same, or similar circumstances while behind the wheel. If an injured person, through their representation can prove the person who struck them acted negligently, they may recover damages. Even if the insurance company places part of the blame on the motorcyclist, you may still bring a claim against the person that caused your injury.
A driver who runs a red light or a stop sign would likely be found to have acted negligently. Negligence can also be a result of driving while intoxicated or being distracted. Once liability is shown, victims can be awarded damages in the forms of past and future medical costs as well as expenses related to time missed from work or their inability to earn a living in the same way due to their injuries.