Suffering serious injuries in a car accident can be a painful and confusing event. If parents have a child who is hurt in such an incident, they may wonder whether they could take action against the driver or other parties considered responsible for the incident. After many motor vehicle accidents, it is not unusual for many affected individuals to file personal injury claims.
The parents of a 17-year-old girl in New York may be considering this option after a recent crash. Reports stated that the incident involved a single moving vehicle and multiple parked vehicles. Apparently, the moving car struck a vehicle parked in a woman’s driveway just minutes after she had gotten out. The first car also hit a parked van, mailbox and a retaining wall.
The caused of that accident was not known at the time of the report, and authorities were still investigating. The 19-year-old man driving the vehicle was considered to be in critical condition after the incident. The 17-year-old girl who was a passenger in the vehicle was also injured but considered to be in stable condition.
If the young woman suffered serious injuries in the incident, her family is undoubtedly grateful that she survived but may also feel dismayed over her pain and suffering. If they believe it could suit their circumstances, her parents may wish to consider seeking compensation for medical bills, her injuries and other damages permitted under New York law. Information on taking such action against the driver considered at fault, the owner of the vehicle or other responsible parties may help them — and others similarly affected by motor vehicle accidents — determine their best courses of action.
Source: New York Daily News, “Firefighters saw off car roof to rescue teens trapped after crash“, Adam Schrader, Dec. 31, 2017