The crash resulted in damage to the glass doorways of both businesses and the molding around their doors; however, there was no structural damage to the building. Both businesses were temporarily closed for repairs. The police have stated that there will be no charges filed against the driver of the SUV.
The driver was fortunate that no one was injured in the Haverhill accident, but the damages to the nail salon and the restaurant may have been extensive. In addition to building repairs, it’s possible that furniture, fixtures and equipment had to be replaced. The businesses also lost revenue while they were closed for repairs. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help the owners of the businesses recover the cost of the repairs and may also be able to help the owners get compensation for lost revenue and any pain and any trauma experienced by their customers.
Source: Eagle Tribune, “‘A big bang’,” Bill Kirk, Feb. 21, 2013