If you’re driving along a New York highway, you can reasonably expect all nearby motorists to fulfill their obligations to drive safely. In a perfect world, every driver would adhere to traffic laws, and no one would ever cause a collision. In reality, driver negligence happens to be one of the most common causes of car accidents in this state and throughout the country.
Damages often include more than physical injuries
If you’re driving or riding as a passenger in a vehicle, and another driver hits the vehicle you’re in, the next hours, days and weeks of your life might be filled with pain and suffering. Especially if you suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or broken bones, you might need special tests done at the hospital. You may also need surgery and other treatment to help the healing process begin. In addition to physical problems, the emotional trauma that a collision can cause can be intensely damaging as well.
Getting the care you need during recovery from a collision
Building a strong support network from the start is a key factor to achieving as full a recovery as possible after you’ve suffered injury in a motor vehicle collision. Besides doctors, nurses and other medical team members, you might also rely on physical therapists, family members, licensed counselors, insurance agents and others who each have a special role to fulfill in helping you get better. You might also need to speak with someone about finances, especially if you have to take time off work during recovery, which causes you to lose income.
Seeking financial recovery in a civil court
When another driver’s negligence causes you injury, you shouldn’t have to carry the weight of the financial burdens associated with the collision. New York law allows you to file a personal injury claim in court against any person whose negligence was a direct cause of damages. At Gregory P. Haegele, PLLC, you can seek legal support from an attorney with more than 30 years of litigation experience. There are no fees for an initial consultation, which you can schedule by using the contact form located on our website.