Lyft, Uber and various other ride-share services have popped up over the years. They are very popular in New York and all across the country, as they are easy to access, relatively inexpensive and make getting around town a little less stressful. What happens, though, if one is injured in a ride-share car accident?
Riding in someone else's car and injured in an accident? Who is responsible for any losses resulting from a passenger injury? According to New York laws, it all depends on the details of the incident.
When a person is injured in a crash that is caused by another individual's negligence, he or she may be entitled to seek compensation for any losses sustained. This may be accomplished by filing a personal injury claim in a New York civil court. This week's column will address some information car accident victims need to know about personal injury claims.
Early in the morning of April 22, 2014 in New York, a limo driver sat in his vehicle drinking coffee, getting ready to start his day, when an MTA bus struck the back right side of his car. The car accident left the victim in quite a bit of pain and even caused him to experience a condition called foot drop. This made it impossible for him to return to his driving career.
In New York and elsewhere, auto collisions are a daily occurrence. Many of them have minor outcomes, but even in such cases injuries can still happen. For example, whiplash is often experienced following a rear-end car accident. It does not take a whole lot of force for this type of injury to occur.
A lot of people may only think of the physical injuries that are suffered in serious auto collisions. The truth is, though, traumatic stress may also be experienced. If a New York resident suffers post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of a car accident caused by another person, he or she may be entitled to seek damages.
A recent car crash in New York is believed to have been caused by an impaired driver. This car accident occurred March 23, in Lenox. Three people were injured, one of whom is the driver believed responsible for this wreck.
Law enforcement officials in New York are looking for the man they believe is responsible for a single-vehicle crash that left one person critically injured. This car accident reportedly occurred in Queens on Sunday, March 12. The name and a description of the driver have been released to the public.
Distracted driving is a real issue in New York and elsewhere. People are seen on their phones, eating, grooming or engaging in a number of activities that take their full attention from the most important task at hand -- operating their vehicles. What happens, though, when a car accident results from a form of distraction that cannot be seen?
Most Americans, many New York residents included, fail to get the recommended amount of sleep every single night. This usually happens due to demanding life commitments. While surviving on little sleep seems to be the norm, it is not without its consequences. When it comes to driving, a drowsy driver is considered a negligent driver and is likely to cause a car accident.