Many people are wary of being involved in car accidents because it is well-known just how much property damage and physical damage can be suffered in a car accident. Because of this, most drivers practice defensive driving techniques and do all that they can to avoid accidents. Even relatively low-impact, low-speed accidents between two vehicles can cause whiplash and property damage that may require out-of-pocket expenses, especially depending on the size of the cars. Naturally, the more cars are involved, the more damage usually results from the accident.

Recently in New York, an accident occurred involving three cars, resulting in multiple injuries and a fatality. The fatal accident is still being investigated, and state troopers are not entirely sure what caused the three-car crash, but official reports claim that one driver crossed into oncoming traffic. This caused the driver’s vehicle to collide with two other cars. Those with injuries are expected to survive.

It is a tragedy that there is seldom a week that goes by where you cannot read about a car accident in New York or any other state for that matter. Sometimes it only takes a single moment or a single wrong decision to cause a massive accident that kills or injures others. You may think it could never happen to you, but it could happen to anyone.

Fortunately for victims of a car accident, the law is on their side. If you are involved in a car accident, and you can prove that another driver or multiple other drivers were at fault in the accident, you could be entitled to compensation. The legal insight offered by an attorney can help you build a case to prove who was responsible for the accident, which could be just what you need to get the compensation you deserve.

Source: WGRZ, “State Police identify victim in Lewiston fatal accident,” June 30, 2015