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Wrongful death claim may follow fatal Route 20 head-on collision

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, police in Lancaster, New York, responded to a crash that occurred on Route 20. Two vehicles were involved in this accident, and the fact that one driver did not survive might lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. As with all fatal car accidents, crash investigators have launched an inquiry, the details of which will be made available at a later stage.

Wrongful death lawsuit may follow bus accident in New York

A tragic collision between two buses occurred in New York early on a recent Monday morning. Reportedly, three people died, and many others were injured. There will likely be wrongful death lawsuits filed in the aftermath of this crash. The accident involved a private tour bus that crashed into an MTA bus.

Family of drowning victim suing Demi Moore for wrongful death

When another person's negligence causes injury or death to an innocent victim, the negligent party can be held legally accountable in a New York civil court. The process typically involves a recovering victim (or family member of a deceased victim) filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against any and all parties deemed responsible for a particular incident. Such situations often lead to contentious courtroom battles; many times, successful verdicts and settlements are obtained by acting alongside experienced and aggressive legal representation.

Possible wrongful death situation leaves many grieving at ESPN

Many New York residents who are sports enthusiasts are familiar with Chris Berman. He worked as ESPN's primary sports commentator for more than three decades. Sadly, his 67-year-old wife was recently involved in a serious motor vehicle collision that may have been a wrongful death situation.

New York family asks city to respond in wrongful death incident

New York police officers (and all others throughout the nation) must obey the law. When an officer is off-duty and traveling by motor vehicle, he or she is bound by the same traffic regulations and laws as the rest of the community. When an accident occurs that could have been prevented, those mourning the loss of a family member may experience intense feelings of anger and frustration. A recent apparent wrongful death situation was reportedly caused by a police officer who has since been suspended from his duties.

Commercial driver in New York suspected of wrongful death

Commercial truck drivers in New York are considered legally intoxicated behind the wheel if their blood alcohol content levels are .04 percent or above. Many commercial vehicles are massive in size, making large trucks and drunk driving recipes for disaster. An incident occurred near the George Washington Bridge a few hours after midnight on a recent Monday that resulted in one person facing DWI in one state and an apparent wrongful death situation in another.  

Driver's BAC was triple legal limit in wrongful death collision

Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to plague New York roadways, as well as many others throughout the nation. Incidents range in severity from minor fender benders involving motorists whose blood alcohol content levels were barely over the legal limit to utter tragedies involving highly intoxicated drivers that result in fatalities. A man recently pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter regarding an accident that happened last summer. This type of situation often leads to wrongful death lawsuits.

New York disc jockey victim of apparent wrongful death accident

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.

Wrongful death possible in New York crash

Two people are dead in Northampton, police have reported, following a serious car accident. Two 20-year-old men have been tragically killed, and a 19-year-old woman is in critical condition at a New York hospital. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, and while criminal charges will not be filed in this case, a wrongful death suit is still a possibility. 

Possible grounds for wrongful death claim after fatal accident

A tragic accident in Cicero left one person dead and another person in critical condition. The three-car accident occurred along Interstate 81 south when a teenage driver crossed over the median and entered a lane of oncoming traffic. Due to the circumstances of the accident, the family of the deceased may have grounds for a wrongful death claim.

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