Four people were recently injured in a semi-truck crash in New York. The four-car collision took place on a Monday afternoon. Sometimes, these types of crashes happen due to a driver’s negligence, in which case, the driver may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the crash.
How the crash occurred
The recent unfortunate collision took place at around 1:45 p.m. along Interstate 87. According to police, the accident happened when the driver of a semi-truck rear-ended a smaller motor vehicle. This reportedly led to an immediate chain reaction involving two more cars.
Three individuals in the motor vehicles suffered minor injuries but were sent to local medical centers. A fourth party was also taken to a medical center by helicopter for evaluation, although it was not immediately known how severe his or her injuries were. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the accident.
Legal recourse is possible following these type of accidents
The injured parties who were not driving the semi-truck at the time of the trucking accident may choose to file personal injury claims against the semi-truck driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Likewise, the truck driver’s employer may be named in the lawsuit. The plaintiffs must establish liability through a showing of negligence — such as speeding or driving the semi-truck while distracted – before a judge will decide their claims for damages. A damage award from a successfully litigated claim may lead to financial damages to cover medical center bills and other losses related to the unfortunate incident.