A pedestrian suffered injuries after a car accident in Cayuga County. New York law enforcement arrived at the scene of the 6:45 a.m. accident to find the injured pedestrian. The driver in the pedestrian accident was not hurt.
How the crash happened
The pedestrian accident happened on a recent Friday. According to authorities, a car was in the northbound lane of a local roadway. The driver then reportedly hit a pedestrian in the road.
First responders airlifted the victim to a hospital. Authorities reported that the pedestrian’s injuries were critical. Police continue to investigate the cause of the tragic accident.
Legal recourse available following the accident
The evidence may suggest that the car driver’s negligence led to the pedestrian crash. For instance, the driver may have been speeding or driving while texting. In this situation, the pedestrian may seek to file a personal injury claim against the driver. The record owner of the vehicle involved in the crash may be added as a defendant even if that party was not driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Once liability is formally established in a New York civil court, the pedestrian’s claim for damages will be adjudicated A successful claim may result in an award of monetary damages to cover any losses stemming from the accident. For instance, a financial damage award may help to cover the victim’s hospital bills and ongoing medical costs related to the accident. Damages may also help to cover the loss of wages if (as appears likely in this case) the pedestrian’s injuries prevent a return to work for an extended period.