Several People Injured In Cayuta Collision Along State Route 13 By The Alpine Junction
CAYUTA, NEW YORK (October 23, 2022) – Multiple people were injured in a Cayuta car accident involving farm tractor along State Route 13.
Cayuta police officials are saying that the accident took place around noon on October 16. The driver of a van rear-ended a farm tractor.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Multiple people inside of the van were injured and taken to the hospital.
Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been significant factors in the crash. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Cayuta Car Accidents
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. They are also the most preventable. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1129, “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.” There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle in their own lane. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Cayuta car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need help after a collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.