Two people have sadly been injured in a New York motor vehicle accident. The crash took place on a recent Tuesday morning. These incidents sometimes happen as a result of driver carelessness, which is grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the crash
The unfortunate collision took place at a little before 7:30 a.m. According to authorities, a pickup truck suddenly crashed into a car along Witmer Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard. Police said that, when they arrived at the accident scene, they saw several individuals providing medical help to a driver.
Both of the motor vehicle drivers were taken to a medical center following the collision. Because the pickup driver’s injuries were deemed serious, a helicopter ended up transporting this motorist. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the wreck.
How an attorney can help
Police might determine through their investigation that one of the injured drivers caused the New York accident due to speeding or driving while distracted, for example. In this situation, the other injured party may choose to file a personal injury claim against the reportedly at-fault driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. Liability must be established in civil court before the claim will be adjudicated. If the plaintiff prevails in his or her case, he or she may receive a damage award to cover hospital bills and other losses resulting from the crash, such as the loss of wages. The monetary award cannot undo the events leading up to the accident, but it may help the plaintiff to more easily move forward from the negative impacts of the accident.