Emergency responders were recently called to help a woman who was hit by a bicyclist in Midtown. The victim is said to have suffered a skull fracture and is now in a coma. Her prognosis is unknown. New York state laws may allow the victim of this pedestrian accident or -- if she fails to recover -- her loved ones to seek compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages they have experienced as a result of this event.
In most states, when a car accident occurs, the victim files a claim with the responsible party's insurance provider. The insurance provider pays the claim, hopefully in full, and the victim moves on to focus on his or her recovery. If unfair compensation is offered, civil claims may be filed against the responsible party and his or her insurance provider in an effort to seek maximum relief. In New York, no-fault insurance laws changes how this process works. It also changes who a car accident injury victim can file a civil lawsuit against in an effort to seek relief for any damages sustained.
The New York City Police Department are in the process of investigating a crash that left two people injured and one dead. This car accident occurred in the Washington Heights area in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 16. At least one of the injured and the family members of the deceased individual may be entitled to pursue damages for their losses through legal means.
Every time you and your family climb into your vehicle and hit the highway, you want to know your kids are safe. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using rear-facing, front-facing and booster car seats until your children are tall and heavy enough to use your vehicle’s seatbelts. Even though you may have a variety of damages after a car accident, your child’s car seat may not be one of them.
Two teenagers have been badly hurt and one man is dead after a single-car accident in Brooklyn, according to local police. The fatal accident took place around 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of April 2. Charges have not been filed, as the driver perished in the accident, but a New York police investigation into the cause of the crash is still underway as of this report.
It is important to be safe while traveling as a pedestrian. Unfortunately, even when taking proper precaution, the negligent acts of others may still lead to injury.
Fault, in New York and elsewhere -- it is the big thing that needs to be determined following an auto collision. Unfortunately, not all car accident cases are black and white. In some cases, there is often a gray area when it comes to determining who should be held responsible. This can result in victims being accused of contributing to their own injuries or deaths.