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Car accidents often lead to post-collision financial strains

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2017 | Car Accidents

New York is likely one of the busiest places on the continent. Traffic flow is almost constant, and navigating state highways is often a challenge akin to working one’s way through an elaborate, complex labyrinth. On any given day, motorists, pedestrians and merchants may hear horns blaring, people shouting and sirens whirring as daily life unfolds in all corners of the state. All too often, the sounds of brakes screeching, glass shattering and metal crunching is also part of the audible landscape of New York, because many car accidents occur here.

Some people are relieved when they’re involved in collisions that are minor fender-benders when no one gets hurt. Others are not so fortunate, especially those who were in accidents involving tractor-trailers. These massive pieces of machinery can be quite intimidating on the road. A recent accident injured several people near John F. Kennedy airport. Several people were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Medical care following New York car accidents is typically very expensive. There’s often no telling how long recovering victims will be away from their jobs as well. This can all bring undue financial hardships upon families.

Financial stress in the aftermath of car accidents can often be alleviated by filing personal injury claims against any and all parties deemed responsible. If litigation is successful, compensation can be obtained to help recover monetary losses associated with collisions. An experienced personal injury attorney can guide an injured victim (or a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a minor) through the process.

Source: CBS New York, “Several Injured In Accident Involving Tractor Trailer In Queens“, April 17, 2017


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