People will not expect to be struck by a car while they are sharing a meal with family or friends in a restaurant. However, car accidents can happen in strange places. One such a crash occurred in a New York suburb on a recent Sunday evening.
According to the mayor of Mamaroneck, a village in Westchester County, a car crashed into a restaurant at approximately 8 p.m. Reportedly, multiple guests were dining in the restaurant at the time. Several of them suffered injuries, and although they were transported to a hospital, no information was available about the severity of their injuries or the condition of the driver.
A witness report by someone who is employed nearby indicated that the driver of the car appeared to have problems getting out of a parking lot. Apparently, the car crashed into the restaurant as it was backing out of the parking space. Significant damage was evident where the car smashed through the front floor-to-ceiling windows of the restaurant.
While this might be the last place anyone would expect to be struck by a vehicle, injured victims of such car accidents will likely be entitled to pursue financial relief. Personal injury lawsuits can be filed in a New York civil court, and an experienced attorney can help with establishing negligence and the presentation of the claim in court. A lawyer can also assist with gathering documented proof of medical and other expenses, as well as lost income and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, and more.
Source: wbng.com, "Car crashes into New York restaurant injuring several people", May 7, 2018