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Perfect Storm: Reckless Driver Crashes into Urgent Care Center Filled with Patients


Imagine getting into a car accident and suffering an injury such as whiplash or a wrist fracture. You visit your local Urgent Care Center in Queens, muttering to yourself about the reckless driver who caused your injuries while you wait to be seen by a doctor. Suddenly, yet another reckless driver smashes through the window, hitting you square in the chest and throwing you across the room. You see dozens of other patients being thrown like ragdolls through the air. Believe it or not, an incident like this actually occurred in Queens – and it shows that there is no escape from reckless drivers in this city.

Reckless Driver Injures 14 Patients after Crashing into Queens Care Center 

On November 18th, CBS reported that a reckless driver had crashed into an Urgent Care Center in Queens, causing 14 injuries in the process. The incident occurred late on Saturday night, when the center was filled with sick and injured patients trying to get medical care. While these patients waited, a driver jumped a curb, struck a stop sign, and barreled straight into the building. The exact nature of the resulting injuries is not clear, but it seems as if four people took the brunt of the impact. These four victims were quickly taken to a nearby hospital.

The remaining ten victims were treated at the scene by shaken but determined staff at the care center itself. It seems that the one silver lining about a car crashing into an Urgent Care Center is that you don’t need to go very far in order to receive treatment. After police arrived at the scene, they took the driver into custody and charged them with reckless endangerment. It is not clear whether the driver will face any further penalties.

What Happens After a Driver Crashes into a Building in New York? 

The obvious option for injured victims is to file a no-fault injury claim against the driver that crashed into the building and caused injuries. However, options for compensation may be limited in certain situations. For example, the driver might not have the necessary insurance coverage to provide compensation for medical expenses and missed wages. If this is the case, victims might consider filing a premise liability lawsuit against the property owner of the building, as these accidents often occur repeatedly without any increased safety measures – such as barriers or steel reinforcements on windows.

Where Can I Find a Qualified, Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Queens? 

If you’ve been searching for a qualified, experienced New York personal injury attorney, look no further than Cohan Law, PLLC. Over the years, we have helped numerous injured victims who have suffered due to the inexcusable negligence of reckless drivers. Whether you’re struggling with whiplash, shattered kneecaps, or any other type of injury, you deserve to pursue compensation and justice. Book your consultation today to discuss the most appropriate course of legal action.



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