Usually, the police are initially charged with determining fault in an accident, so long as the accident has occurred in a state where fault is an important component of an insurance claim or lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer might also fully investigate the circumstances of the accident to determine fault, but it often boils down to human error or faulty mechanics.
Some of the most common reasons that human error contributed to accidents includes:
- Distracted driving
- Ignoring road laws and signs
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
When another person is not paying attention or is recklessly operating a vehicle, serious accidents are more likely to occur. A victim with critical medical injuries could require physical therapy, medications, or even surgery to address issues associated with the accident.
Even if health insurance does step in to cover many of the initial post-accident costs, most accident victims do not realize until it is too late that there are other physical and emotional costs of living through the accident. Getting through the workday, for example, can be a major challenge to a victim now struggling with constant back pain. Playing with children can be problematic for someone who has sustained a neck injury.
Since each accident is unique, you may not realize the full implication of your injuries until it is too late. That is why you need to consult with your medical professional in the weeks and months following the accident and get advice from an experienced New York car accident attorney. Your life can be changed in big ways because someone else was not paying attention at the wheel. With so much of your future altered by living through the accident, you may want to consider how a lawsuit can help you recover as much as possible without the added financial burden. Speak to Jayson Lutzky, a Bronx, NY accident lawyer who has been practicing law for over 32 years. Mr. Lutzky offers free in-person consultations. Call 718-514-6619 to set up your appointment and visit www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com today.