Car Crashes Through Wall of Long Island Apartment
A Long Island apartment sustained significant damage after a driver reportedly lost control of a vehicle and rammed through the exterior wall of the building, through the living room and into the kitchen.
The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, in the 1700 block of Green Way. There were four people in the home at the time. Miraculously, no one (including the driver) was injured in the accident, even though the car ended up completely inside the building.
Investigators could not immediately say how the driver lost control of the vehicle, but they did indicate their intent to interview the driver. First responders assessed the structural integrity of the building in the aftermath, and residents of the building were not allowed back into the building that day.
Driver liability extends to property damage
In car accident cases, the liability a driver bears is not just for injuries that result from his or her negligence, but also property damage. In a case in which the vehicle leaves the roadway and hits a person on the sidewalk or collides with a structure, the driver who left the roadway will likely be considered the negligent party, making him or her liable for damage to the property and any injuries that occur.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another party’s property damage, speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP. You may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and other losses.