When an auto accident results in injury to an individual in New York, friends and family are usually stricken with anxiety — and even indignation, especially if the cause of the accident is seemingly senseless. For example, if the person who caused the auto accident was simply not driving with care, they can be considered negligent. In such a situation, the injured party has the right to pursue reimbursement of financial damages resulting from the crash.
A collision occurred in New York when a man was driving north and crossed the middle line. The vehicle, being driven by a 27-year-old man, then sideswiped a car that was driving south. The man driving the car that was struck was 48 years old, police said.
The vehicle that crossed over the center line came to a stop after hitting a tree and ending up on a house lawn. The vehicle that was struck went into a ditch. The person whose vehicle was hit complained of head pain. Meanwhile, the man who police say caused the crash suffered injuries and was ticketed for failing to keep right as well as third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
The man reportedly responsible for the auto accident will now have to respond to his citations. However, he could also face a lawsuit from the driver he allegedly struck, who could seek reimbursement for any injuries suffered in the accident. The driver’s charges could be used to determine liability in a personal injury claim in a New York civil court. If liability is established to the court’s satisfaction, claims for monetary damages will be adjudicated in favor of the injured party.
Source: uticaod.com, Utica man injured in 2-car crash in New Hartford, No author, Nov. 8, 2013