The former coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers was involved in a car accident in New York City on Sunday.
Luckily, no one was seriously hurt in the collision. We say “luckily” because that is a fairly unusual result. Very serious injuries are quite a common result of car accidents, and in some cases, people even die.
Bill Cowher, who worked for the NFL for 15 years before he retired in 2006, was heading north on Park Avenue in the East Side of Manhattan around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle that was turning left on East 92nd Street.
Although both cars seem to have suffered considerable damage, neither Cowher nor the woman in the other vehicle suffered substantial harm.
Although police are still investigating the accident, it seems that both Cowher and the woman each believed he or she had the green light just before the car accident.
Who had the right of way is one of the most common issues in dispute in car accident cases. When it needs to be determined who is liable for the property damage and injuries that can stem from car accidents, it must be determined who is at fault (or which party bears which percentage of the fault).
If a car accident ever has legal implications for you, it may be a good idea to seek out an attorney who has experience with this area of law. Having an attorney you trust can make a difficult time a lot easier to handle.
Source: The Los Angeles Times, “Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher is fine after car accident,” Chuck Schilken, June 25, 2013