It is likely that the people of New York are familiar with 50 Cent's music. The rapper has won a Grammy and has been in the limelight in the past couple of years, but now he may be the focus of media attention because he was injured in a New York City car accident. Luckily, the rapper has been released from New York Hospital Queens, but that does not mean that he can't hold the driver responsible for his injuries.
It is somewhat unclear as to whether this was a single-vehicle accident or if it involved another driver and car, but, because 50 Cent was an innocent passenger who was injured during the crash, he can file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual who caused the crash. As more information emerges and the New York Police Department finishes its investigation, the rapper may have a better idea of whom to sue.
Whenever a passenger is injured in a car accident, he or she is an innocent victim. Whether the passenger is in the car that caused the accident or is in the car that is hit by a negligent driver, he or she is entitled to compensation for the medical debts he or she accrues and the wages he or she loses due to the accident. Someone who is an innocent victim should not be burdened with both the injuries of the accident and the bills that come with it, too.
When 50 Cent was taken from the car to the hospital, he was seen in a neck brace and on a stretcher. His representative confirmed that he had received neck and back injuries in the crash.
Source: Albany Times Union, "50 Cent in car accident, released from hospital," June 26, 2012