There are many rules that drivers must follow when driving on New York roads. It is very important that people follow them because all the other drivers on the road trust drivers will do so and drive based on that understanding.
When drivers drive recklessly, speed, drive too close to the vehicle ahead of them, fail to yield to other vehicles or run stop lights or stop signs it puts the other drivers on the road in danger. When car accidents occur people can suffer significant injuries which can change their lives.
Recently an accident occurred because a car which may have been speeding ran a red light and struck a city bus who had the right of way. The force of the impact forced the bus to crash into a bagel shop on the corner of the accident causing significant damage to the building. Luckily no one was in the bagel shop at the time of the accident, but the driver of the bus was brought to the hospital with multiple injuries. Others on the bus also received medical attention, but it does not appear as if they suffered any major injuries.
While the severity of the bus driver’s injuries is unknown, the injuries that can result after accidents like this can be very severe. They can require trips to the hospital, surgery and rehabilitation after the surgery. They can also take significant time to recover from, which means that the victims will be unable to do many of the activities they are used to doing while they recover. One of these activities could be work and that means that the victim may lose income on top of everything else. The victims may be entitled to compensation though for the damages they suffer.
There are many drivers on the road each day in New York and not everyone of them follows the rules of the road. This means that many accidents also occur and many people suffer injuries as a result. The victims can suffer both physically from the injury itself and financially from the medical bills and potentially the lost income as well. The person who caused the accident may be required to compensate the victim though, which would include money for the medical bills and lost income. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this income and may be a useful resource.