An individual has sadly been injured in a motor vehicle collision in New York. The unfortunate incident, which occurred on a recent Wednesday evening, involved two automobiles. These types of collisions sometimes occur as a result of driver negligence, which is grounds for civil litigation.
Events leading up to the crash
The recent collision took place at a road intersection at around 7:30 p.m. According to authorities, two individuals were pinned inside of their vehicles as a result of the collision. As a result, fire officials had to extract them from their cars using the Jaws of Life.
Authorities reported that one of the parties suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision. The status of the other party was not immediately available. Police continued to investigate the cause of the collision.
How an attorney can help victims of these situations
New York police may discover through their investigation that one of the drivers caused the injury accident due to negligent driving, such as speeding. If the seriously injured individual is determined not to have caused the collision, he or she may decide to file a personal injury claim against the driver who police say caused the crash. In this situation, the injured party must establish liability in civil court before a judge will decide the claim for damages. A claim that is fought successfully might result in damages to cover the injured individual’s hospital bills and other losses related to the accident, such as the loss of wages due to the individual’s inability to work temporarily.