An early morning crash took the life of a woman and left another woman injured. The collision occurred on Atlantic Avenue in Cypress Hills at 12:20 a.m. A Honda was traveling north on Bradford Street when it was struck by a BMW westbound on Atlantic Avenue.
Police arrived to find one of the Honda passengers dead. The deceased was a 77-year-old woman who is yet to be identified. The driver of the Honda, a 41-year-old man, survived the accident. A 30-year-old passenger in the BMW suffered minor injuries.
The 29-year-old driver of the BMW was taken into custody and charged with aggravated unlicensed operator, operating an unregistered vehicle, and driving without a license.
Accident victims have rights
After suffering serious injuries in a car accident, it’s easy to feel hopeless. The physical recovery is only the beginning of a long, uphill slog back to normal. You may also be facing medical debt, unemployment, and mental trauma.
Thankfully, New York Law creates a cause of action for people injured in a crash caused by negligence or wrongdoing. They can file a lawsuit with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, which if successful, could result in a significant financial award.
A lawyer understands the evidence needed to prove your case and can launch an extensive investigation to ensure the truth gets told.
New York City residents should act quickly. Car accident suits often require extensive discovery and take months, or even years, to resolve. Furthermore, the state imposes a three-year statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits. Failure to act promptly could mean permanently forfeiting the right to legal recourse.