When someone is injured in a New York car accident, the victim and his or her family may quickly become frustrated at the sudden and seemingly senseless nature of the incident. This may especially be true if the person who is deemed responsible for the car accident did not obey a road rule. Sometimes, financial restitution can help to ease pain and suffering in these situations, when evidence of driver negligence is established as a causal factor.
Several people recently were injured in New York following a single-vehicle collision. The crash happened when a Jeep hit a guardrail. The vehicle then fell into an embankment.
Five people suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. One of the passengers was ejected from the Jeep and struck the guardrail. Witnesses said that they saw the vehicle move from the middle lane to the right lane before hitting the guardrail. Police said the vehicle driver essentially turned the wheel to quickly when trying to change lanes. Police continued to investigate whether speed contributed to the collision.
The driver of the Jeep may face legal difficulties in the form of personal injury claims. The injured passengers reserve the right to pursue lawsuits seeking reimbursement of monetary damages sustained as a result of the car accident, which can be used to cover hospital costs or even lost wages. If the man is found to have been speeding, this may be offered as evidence of negligence in a related civil proceeding in New York.
Source: New York Daily News, 5 injured in Queens??? Belt Parkway crash when vehicle hits guardrail, tumbles off road, Thomas Tracy, Oct. 27, 2013