When drivers are unreasonably careless on the road and cause another person’s injuries, they can be held legally accountable in a personal injury claim. A motorist’s failure to yield the right of way is often a sign that he or she has acted negligently.
Damages available in personal injury claims may include past and future medical expenses, loss of income, lost earning capacity, and in some instances, pain and suffering. If you are injured, your main focus in the aftermath of an accident should be obtaining medical treatment. Consulting an experienced injury attorney is vital to ensure that your legal rights are preserved. In New York, these claims must be filed within three years from the date of the injury.