Drivers on the busy New York roads will always be vulnerable. The chances of being involved in car accidents are significant, and the consequences could cause long-term health problems. Too often, crash victims fail to go for medical evaluations because there are no visible injuries. The problem is invisible injuries may not appear for hours or days after the accident, and they could be life-threatening if internal damage were done to organs.
Any fatal crash is traumatic for the surviving family of the deceased victims. However, car accidents that claim the lives of parents with young children always seem particularly sad. One such an incident caused the death of a New York woman, and it left her 6-year-old son in a critical condition.
A car recently crashed into a New York cafe, causing injuries to the driver of the vehicle and three others. Residents of the Brooklyn area where this happened say it is surprising that there are not more car accidents at this intersection because drivers frequently speed through it with no regard for the traffic lights. They also say it could have been much worse because this is a favorite WiFi spot where people gather every morning.
The New York State Police reports that an investigation was launched after a recent fatal crash on the New York State Thruway. Such inquiries are typically made after fatal car accidents, even if there are no formal charges or citations filed. Sadly, regardless of the outcome of any investigation, every fatal accident leaves one or more families dealing with tremendous losses, and they typically have to cope with the financial consequences along with grief and anxiety.
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.
An investigation was launched by the Accident Investigation Unit of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office after a recent fatal crash. Drivers in New York State are all-too-aware of the risks of fatalities in car accidents that involve trucks. One such a collision caused the death of one driver and serious injuries to another.
An award-winning chef in New York is facing vehicular manslaughter charges following a March 3 crash on Rt. 34. Authorities say this was one of those car accidents in which an impaired driver crossed into the lanes of oncoming traffic and caused a fatal crash. The accident occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. on that Saturday, and it claimed the life of another driver.
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.