Two New York State Police officers were injured after they were involved in a two-vehicle accident during the early morning hours on Aug. 11, 2013. According to the report, the car accident occurred when a 22-year-old driver, who was operating a 2009 Honda, failed to stop at a stop sign before entering an intersection. The vehicle collided with a State Police patrol car.
The two troopers who were in the patrol car were both injured as a result of the impact. The troopers and the driver of the other vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital. The troopers were released at a later time, and the other driver was still at the hospital at the time of the report. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing. One passenger in the Honda, who was 19-years-old, was not injured in the accident. Alcohol is thought to be a factor in the accident though no further information is available.
Those who are involved in car accidents are at risk for serious injuries. For example, those involve may sustain neck and back injuries, damage to internal organs, suffer from traumatic brain injuries and sustain broken bones or abrasions. Using the available evidence, an experienced New York personal injury attorney may be able to help their client seek compensation from their injuries.
In most cases, those who are injured may be eligible to receive compensation from an insurance agency. However, many agencies may attempt to offer a lesser settlement amount than what is needed to cover all of the damages sustained in the accident. The attorney may be able to prove liability and show the full extent of the damage to maximize the amount of compensation that may be awarded to their client.
Source: UTICAOD, “Two state troopers injured in early Sunday morning car accident“, August 11, 2013