A New York teen was injured in a two-car accident that took place in the town of Sheridan. According to State Police, a truck was traveling southbound on Center Road. The driver stopped for a stop sign at the intersection of State Route 39 and Center Road. The truck driver then proceeded through the intersection, believing it to be a four-way stop.
When she entered the intersection, the teen driver was unable to stop for her and struck her vehicle. The teen was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor back injuries. The driver of the truck sustained no injuries in the truck accident. The truck driver was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.
The young person who was injured in this accident might be entitled to compensation. A lawsuit or settlement could be used to pay for his medical bills and damage to his vehicle. Anyone who has been injured as the result of someone else’s careless or negligent driving may be entitled to damages.
In order to collect damages, the teen may want to speak to a personal injury attorney. To determine if a lawsuit is warranted, the attorney may wish to consult with him to go over the accident details. This may include going over the accident report or visiting the scene to establish what happened. Once this is accomplished, the attorney might suggest that he file a lawsuit to collect damages. The attorney may argue in court that the other driver is responsible because she failed to yield at the intersection, causing the accident. If the judge finds the truck driver responsible, the teenager may be awarded for sustained damages. The attorney might be able to persuade the judge to award the highest possible amount.
Source: Eyewitness News, “Two-Car Accident Injures Forestville Teen,” June 15, 2013