When New Yorkers think about Times Square, most individuals imagine bright lights, thousands of people, restaurants and spectacular advertisements. However, no one ever pictures a horrific car accident. Nevertheless, in recent news, a car was involved in a crash approximately one block from New York City's historic landmark. According to reports, the car flipped onto a sidewalk, injuring several pedestrians.
Authorities report that the car that ended up on the sidewalk rear-ended another vehicle at an intersection. Then, the second vehicle struck a yellow cab. Eventually, the first car went on its side.
Sources say that the accident injured somewhere around one dozen people. Ultimately, eight people, including car passengers, were hospitalized for injuries.
At this point, no charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle that caused the initial crash. Nevertheless, if an investigation of the accident reveals that this motorist was negligent or inattentive in any way, he or she could be held liable for the injuries sustained by the various victims.
Specifically, those injured will have to deal with medical treatments and other recovery-based expenses. In addition to hospital bills and related costs, they may also miss time from work. Fortunately, New York law permits an individual harmed by the negligence of another to seek financial reimbursement for expenses and other damages related to the incident. This way, as they scrap to obtain the care they need to get back on their feet, the wrongdoer can be held financially accountable for any incurred costs.
Source: The Washington Post, "Car involved in crash near Times Square flips onto sidewalk, injuring several pedestrians," April 21, 2012