Being injured in a multi-vehicle car accident can be startling emotionally and cause physical pain and trauma. A person who is injured in a vehicle collision in New York may seek reimbursement for financial damages stemming from the car accident caused by the negligence of another party. This may help him or her to pay for associated medical costs and to move on from the distressing situation.
Many vehicles recently were involved in a crash on the Cross-Bronx Expressway. A tractor-trailer and at least three automobiles collided during the early morning hours. One individual suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash, according to authorities.
Three other people suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital, police said. The crash ended up causing all lanes heading west to be closed for several hours. Major traffic backups resulted.
In this situation, the person who is deemed to have caused the accident may be faced with personal injury lawsuits. An individual who is injured in this type of collision has the right to file such a claim, seeking monetary damages that can be used to cover costs that are connected to the car accident and recognized under New York state law, including pain and suffering as well as any hospital and medical bills. If it is established the person who allegedly caused the crash was driving negligently or recklessly by disobeying a rule of the road, such as speeding or driving while distracted, evidence of this may be used to establish liability in civil court. The civil court will adjudicate the financial claims if liability is proved to its satisfaction.
Source: nbcnewyork.com, 4 Injured in Multi-Car Crash on Cross-Bronx Expressway, No author, Dec. 20, 2013