Following an accident, it is not uncommon for many to suffer injuries. These injuries can vary in how severe they are. Serious injuries can be life-altering and debilitating, leaving victims in an undesirable state following an accident. Less serious injuries can also be life-altering, but in ways that many do not expect.
All injuries can result in a variety of expenses, including costs resulting from medical treatment and vehicle damages. While nothing may be done to fully erase the physical and emotional trauma, victims are often able to pursue compensation that can help ease some of the financial hurt.
A recent car accident in New York resulted in two people suffering injuries, according to reports. During the afternoon, at a New York intersection, police claim that one vehicle crossed the double yellow line. As a result, the vehicle hit two other vehicles. The driver whose vehicle crossed the double yellow line was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to keep right. Two victims in the accident complained of pain after being transported to a hospital.
Complaints of pain are common following car accidents. Even seemingly minor accident injuries like whiplash can cause serious pain and can result in long-term medical treatment. Victims are often left suffering with injury pains and wondering what to do.
In some cases, it may be appropriate to take legal action against another driver involved in the accident. If another driver is found to be guilty of negligence — that is, the driver failed to exercise the proper care to prevent an accident from occurring — victims may be able to obtain compensation that can help them cover the costs associated with the car accident.
Source: 13 ABC WHAM, “Two injured in car accident,” April 10, 2014