Following auto accidents that involve multiple vehicles, it is often discovered that one of the drivers involved in some way acted negligently. This could mean the driver failed to yield or perhaps attempted to send a text message while behind the wheel. In such cases, victims have rights. They can take legal action against the negligent driver. A successful negligence lawsuit allows victims to obtain compensation, which can help them pay for the many costs resulting from accident injuries.
Several injuries resulted from a recent two-car crash in New York. According to reports, the crash took place on a Tuesday night. The two cars collided at an intersection at about 9:00 p.m. Firefighters, emergency responders and sheriff’s deputies rushed to the scene. Four people appeared to have suffered injuries as a result of the crash.
The types of injuries that can result from car accidents are many, with differing degrees of severity. Some injuries, like whiplash, are considered less severe, only causing victims minor complications. These complications can still prove problematic, but they often are not debilitating. Injuries involving the brain and the spine, however, are often debilitating. They can greatly impact a person’s ability to function in their day-to-day lives. Some people may no longer be able to work or earn money.
Thankfully, these victims have rights. They may be eligible for compensation to lessen the financial burdens that result from extended treatment and lost wages. Though never able to undo the trauma, compensation can be a helpful component in a victim’s overall recovery.
Source: WPTZ 5, “4 people injured in 2-car accident,” Jeremy Mathsen, June 3, 2014