The bravery of police officers saved the lives of two people who were trapped in a burning car in New York on a recent Thursday morning. This was one of those car accidents in which an alleged drunk driver put the lives of passengers on the line. A 22-year-old man was arrested after he received treatment for injuries that were reported to be non-life threatening.
Any person in New York who has suffered injuries that were caused by the negligence of another person is entitled to pursue recovery of damages. Victims of car accidents may file personal injury claims in a civil court and seek monetary judgments to cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and other economic losses. However, certain circumstances also allow victims to claim compensation for pain and suffering.
When elderly pedestrians are injured by vehicles, their injuries are typically more severe than those suffered by younger victims. One of the New York car accidents that caused injuries to older pedestrians happened in the New York town of DeWitt. It led to the hospitalization of a 77-year-old woman.
Personal injuries suffered in automobile crashes form a significant portion of all civil lawsuits filed in New York. However, many people feel fortunate to have been spared serious injuries when they see no visible broken bones or gushing blood in car accidents -- not realizing that hidden symptoms of both personal and emotional injuries may become evident later. For this reason, a medical evaluation after any collision is essential.
People who choose to get into the car of a driver who is impaired put their own lives on the line. Car accidents caused by drunk drivers often leave passengers critically injured or worse. A New York crash recently caused severe head injuries to a 25-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car of an alleged impaired driver.
In New York, a recent crash on the Long Island Expressway involved five different vehicles. Police in Suffolk County say the accident occurred minutes before midnight on a Friday earlier this month. Car accidents of this magnitude frequently lead to loss of lives and/or serious injuries. In this case, only the occupants of one car suffered serious injuries.
New York Route 22 in Putnam County was closed for several hours on Columbus Day. This followed a fatal crash that claimed the life of a man from Ossining. According to a preliminary report, this was one of those car accidents that followed one driver's unsafe attempt to pass another vehicle.
Speed and alcohol have been proved to be a perfect recipe for disaster. These two ingredients have caused numerous New York car accidents that resulted in serious -- and often fatal -- injuries. Officials believe this also to be what led to a recent crash in Queens.
A family who was recently vacationing in New York wound up in the hospital after a terrible motor vehicle collision. Car accidents are often caused by motorist negligence, as is suspected in this case. An unsafe passing maneuver may have been the leading factor that caused one allegedly fast-moving car to smash head on into another.
Children, especially, are at risk for injuries when drivers don't watch where they're going. Distracted driving is a significant problem in many New York neighborhoods. Intersections, in particular, seem to be high risk locations for car accidents, as is evident in a recent tragedy.