Pedestrians in the City of New York and other busy areas obviously need to remain alert when navigating crosswalks and roadways. When a motor vehicle accident results in a fatal injury to someone crossing a street, it may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. There are many reasons why a surviving family member may choose to seek justice through such means.
To begin with, funerals are expensive. Someone facing the unexpected loss of a family member may be unprepared to meet such costs. A successfully litigated claim can provide compensation that can be used to help offset debts associated with a particular incident.
The family of a popular disc jockey recently struck by an alleged hit-and-run motorist would appear to have grounds for filing such a claim in a civil court once authorities are successful in locating the driver. The DJ, known to fans as, "Jinx Paul," was reportedly walking across the road at approximately 4 a.m. on a recent Monday when a car hit him. The 39-year-old will be greatly missed by many who listened to his show.
The process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit is often complicated. A personal injury attorney may be retained to provide guidance and support throughout the process. Such assistance often involves investigating the details of the accident in order to identify possible liable sources and gather evidence to substantiate a claim. Anyone in New York with questions regarding such matters may contact an attorney in the area for answers.
Source: abc7ny.com, "Police looking for driver in hit-and-run that killed popular radio DJ in East New York, Brooklyn", Jim Dolan, Accessed on Dec. 20, 2016