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On Sunday night, June 7, 2015, what caused Tiffany Aldughmy’s 2000 Honda Accord to leave the Jericho Turnpike, strike a fire hydrant, then a fence and a portable utility light and flip over?
According to the Smithtown Patch, this accident was serious with the 21-year-old driver being sent to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Detectives are investigating the accident and authorities impounded the vehicle. Fortunately, the female passenger only suffered minor injuries.
Dangerous road conditions, poor weather, tire blowouts or defective vehicles are all common reasons for motor vehicle accidents. Human error is frequently a factor — distracted driving (cell phone use and texting), intoxication, speeding or reckless driving can lead to serious accidents.
However, when injuries are serious and you are not at fault, you should seek legal counsel. Attorneys have access to investigators and traffic specialists, who can gather evidence, reconstruct the accident and determine the cause. Law firms can look into third party liability. Your New York no-fault insurance covers up to the policy’s limits. Unfortunately, expenses involved with catastrophic or serious injuries are typically extensive, and no-fault insurance is not adequate to cover them. However, New York law entitles you to seek damages when your injuries meet the serious injury threshold described under state statutes and another party is at fault. You have the right to sue a negligent party, and an attorney can discuss your accident and determine whether grounds exist to pursue a lawsuit.
Consultations to discuss accidents are free, and clients owe no fees unless we are successful in recovering damages on your behalf. If you are involved in a serious Long Island car accident or lose a loved one through drunk driving negligence, our attorneys can help.