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Personal injury: 6 injured after SUV hits New York laundromat

Many people in New York and across the country use weekends to get caught up on chores such as laundry. Most of the time, trips to the laundromat are relatively uneventful. However, reports indicate that at least six people suffered injuries when a sports utility vehicle plowed into a building. The driver of that vehicle could face numerous personal injury claims as a result.

The incident happened on a day in early September. A 74-year-old man was reportedly leaving a nearby grocery store when he reversed into the laundromat at a high rate of speed.  Reports indicate that there were eight people in the business at the time of the accident.

Six of those inside were injured -- three of them critically. One witness claims that one of the victims was pregnant and complained that she could not feel her legs. The driver is said to have told someone at the scene that he struck the gas when he was trying to brake. In addition to the injuries suffered by victims, the building sustained approximately $20,000 worth of damages.

Accidents such as these often leave victims facing a long recovery and requiring a great deal of medical treatment. The combination of medical expenses and lost wages are often more than many people can handle. To help manage these costs, many in New York choose to file a personal injury lawsuit if the accident is believed to have been the the fault of another party or parties. An attorney with experience with such cases can help victims fully understand their options and decide on the most appropriate course of action for each individual situation.

Source: NBC New York, "Reversing SUV Launches Into NYC Laundromat, Injuring 6", Ken Buffa, Sept. 3, 2017

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