Following a car accident, chaos and confusion may ensue. Sometimes, it is difficult to determine who was at fault after such a crash. It may prove difficult to piece together the exact chain of events that led to the accident. Thankfully, it is possible to make use of eyewitness and investigation reports after the fact to help determine who is liable. All of this may prove useful when pursuing legal action against a negligent driver.
According to reports, a two-vehicle accident in New York left two people injured, one of them seriously. The accident involved a car and an SUV. Following the collision, one of the vehicles swerved into a sidewalk at the corner of a New York intersection. Witnesses said that the vehicle stopped just short of smashing through the window of a Starbucks coffee shop. A female driver then exited the vehicle, and witnesses described her as appearing disoriented. She was taken away on a stretcher.
One person, according to an fire department spokesman, suffered serious injuries as a result of the car accident. That person was in stable condition at a nearby hospital. Another victim who had reportedly minor injuries was taken to another hospital.
There are many factors that can play a part in a car accident. If one of these factors is negligence, then victims may wish to pursue legal action against the negligent driver. By proving another driver’s negligence, victims may be able to obtain compensation that can help them cover medical expenses and other costs resulting from the accident.
Source: DNAinfo New York, “2 Hurt When Vehicle Careens Onto Columbus Circle Sidewalk, FD Says,” Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner, Sept. 8, 2014