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9 injured in New York -- personal injury lawsuits possible

Most people who use New York roadways likely know that there is always a potential of an accident. However, while an accident due to a driver error, for example, may be anticipated, a drugged driver who slams into multiple vehicles is difficult to predict. Unfortunately, police believe that such a scenario occurred in an accident that resulted in personal injury to nine people.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in October. Witnesses claim that a truck -- whose driver is unidentified -- struck seven vehicles near Time Square. The driver reportedly allegedly exited the rental truck afterward and informed witnesses that he was being followed. A witness was able to detain the man until rescue workers arrived.

However, reports indicate that the driver then attempted to enter a fire truck where an altercation with the firefighter driving it ensued. The man was ultimately arrested, and police have reported that he was under the influence of drugs. A total of nine people, including both the driver of the rental truck and fire truck, were sent to the hospital following the incident, with several people suffering serious injuries.

The recovery following a car accident can be lengthy, and victims often require extensive medical treatment resulting in stacks of bills. During this recovery period, many people also experience a loss of wages. Fortunately, there are options for relief. Many people in New York choose to file a personal injury lawsuit if their injuries were caused by the negligence of another -- such as someone who was driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these victims fully understand their options and take action.

Source: New York Post, "Box truck driver slams into multiple cars, injures 7 people", Kevin Sheehan, Stephanie Pagones and Max Jaeger, Oct. 22, 2017

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