There are a vast number of ways in which an automobile accident can occur. Disregarding traffic signs and/or traveling at a high rate of speed are just a couple of examples of times when a driver can put the health of everyone nearby at risk. Many people who are victims of a similar car accident suffer serious injuries as a result. In a recent collision in New York, a woman was critically injured after being ejected from her car.
The woman was in the southbound lane attempting to make a left turn when a northbound car struck her vehicle. She was ejected from the car and was airlifted to the hospital shortly after. According to police, she remains in critical condition. The other driver remained at the scene of the accident before also being taken to a hospital, but he did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
While police have yet to file any criminal charges, an investigation into the accident is likely pending. Factors such as speed and other actions that can lead to a collision are often documented in this process. If the other driver is found to be at fault in the collision, he may be held accountable.
Suffering serious injuries in a car accident often causes a person to experience periods of significant financial hardships. Victims who are injured by the actions of a negligent driver may seek restitution through a personal injury claim. Since this can be complex, victims who are facing a similar situation in New York often speak with an experienced attorney for assistance in navigating the process.
Source: Lindenhurst, NY Patch, “Woman Critically Injured in Suffolk County Crash“, Ryan Bonner, March 4, 2017