Most auto accidents that occur in New York and elsewhere are not what many people would consider serious events. Everyone involved walks away with what they think are a few aches and pains. The issue is, these minor injuries may not be so insignificant after all. Soft tissue injuries suffered in a car accident can cause quite a few long-term problems.
Police in New York are investigating a recent crash that left a teenage girl with critical injuries. This was a single-vehicle car accident that occurred in the Queens area. The injured victim was one of two passengers and the only one to be severely hurt in the incident.
Automobile accidents happen every single day in New York and every other state. The vast majority of these events are unplanned, but according to a recently published article, staged auto collisions are on the rise in states that have no-fault insurance laws. Anyone who finds him or herself a victim of such a car accident may be entitled to seek compensation for any losses suffered.
It is difficult to go anywhere without seeing cyclists on New York streets -- they are everywhere. Sadly, cyclists and automobile drivers often struggle to share the road appropriately, which has led to numerous injuries and deaths over the years, primarily due to driver negligence. There are certain intersections where bicycle versus auto accidents are particularly common.
What starts out as a normal day for any New Yorker can end in disaster in a matter of seconds. A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye, but the damage the victim and his or her family may experience can last a lifetime. This is particularly true if the victim suffers a spinal cord injury.
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.
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.
Just about everyone has seen one, a driver with a dog in his or her lap or sitting in the front passenger seat. New Yorkers love their pets, but for their safety and the safety of everyone else on the road there is a certain place pets should be kept when they are traveling in a car. According to a recent survey, few pet owners who allow their pets to accompany them in their vehicles actually restrain their animals properly and some even admit that they are distracted by their pets. A driver paying attention to his or her pet rather than the road is, quite simply, a negligent driver.
Are you one of the many New Yorkers whose job keeps you in your car or a work vehicle for much of your day? Were you recently injured in a car accident while on the job? If so, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses outside of pursuing workers' compensation benefits. Wondering how?