In recent news, a local personal injury lawyer is facing personal injury woes of his own. The lawsuit stems from a car accident that involved the lawyer’s car but was driven by one of the lawyer’s employees.
According to a lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court, the driver of the Bentley crashed into a Nissan being driven by a 29-year-old unemployed construction worker.
Despite the fact that the unemployed construction worker’s insurance company acknowledged liability and paid the Bentley owner $25,000, the worker has filed an action for personal injury against the Bentley owner.
The suit alleges that the employee was speeding and talking on a cell phone. These actions are cited as the negligence of the lawyer which caused the collision and the construction worker’s injuries. The worker seeks monetary damages for an injured knee as well as pain and suffering occasioned by the crash. Although the owner of the Bentley was not present at the time of the incident, he may nonetheless be responsible for the victim’s injuries if negligence is proven.
Personal injury lawsuits are an important way to reclaim losses due to injury. The laws in New York and court procedures within the city of New York are complicated and confusing to many people. Thousands of personal injury claims are processed through the system each year. A person injured from a car accident would do well to consult a Bronx attorney experienced in handling negligence actions. The lawyer may help explain the procedures and prosecute an action to recover all damages that are deserved.
Source: New York Post, “Car worlds collide,” Douglas Montero, Sept. 26, 2011