An individual has been injured in a two-car crash in New York. The accident took place on a recent Tuesday night. Sometimes, these types of accidents occur due to a driver’s negligence, in which case the reportedly negligent driver may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the crash.
How the car accident happened
The unfortunate collision occurred at a little after 7 p.m. Police said when first responders arrived at the crash scene, they noticed that two cars had sustained moderate damage in the collision. In addition, one individual was entrapped in the wreckage.
The entrapped person reportedly ended up being freed rather quickly. However, one of the parties suffered injuries in the crash and therefore had to be transported to a medical center for treatment. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the wreck.
Legal recourse is possible in the aftermath of these situations
Police may reveal through their investigation that the non-injured party is the one who caused the New York accident. In this situation, the injury victim may opt to file a personal injury claim against the allegedly at-fault party, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. If the victim can establish liability, based upon a showing of negligence, in civil court, then a judge will decide his or her claim for damages. A damage award may help to cover medical costs, the loss of wages and other expenses tied to the injury accident. The award cannot undo the events leading up to the crash, but it may help the injured party to more easily move forward from the collision.