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Car-door crash might lead to wrongful death claim

Traffic laws in New York apply to all vehicle operators, including cyclists. However, bicycle riders are significantly more vulnerable than occupants of vehicles. For this reason, auto drivers are often urged to look out for cyclists, not only while driving but also when exiting their cars after parking. Not doing so might lead to wrongful death lawsuits.

Wrongful death lawsuit might follow tractor-trailer crash

New York State Police reported a tragic accident on State Route 104 that claimed two lives on a recent Friday. Reportedly, the accident involved a 58-year-old truck driver who operated a tractor-trailer that belongs to a distribution and trucking company that is based in Farmington. The accident reportedly occurred shortly before 9 a.m., and grounds for a wrongful death claim may exist. 

Wrongful death: Passenger succumbs to injuries in DWI crash

Getting into the car with any driver is a decision that must be carefully considered. This is frequently underscored by news reports of crashes caused by impaired drivers who leave their passengers critically injured or dead while the drivers often walk away unscathed. Many such accidents lead to wrongful death lawsuits filed in the civil courts of New York.

Fatality caused by flying tire might lead to wrongful death claim

For the second time in a month, a New York motorist was killed by a tire that flew off another vehicle. About a month ago, a man was struck by a tire as he was driving in East Babylon on Sunrise Highway. Then, on a recent Wednesday, another driver died in a similar manner while he was driving on Gowanus Expressway, and a wrongful death claim might follow.

Wrongful death suit possible after car kills teen in crosswalk

A New York family has to cope with the trauma of losing a child who was on the brink of adulthood. While no amount of money can lessen the suffering of parents and siblings under such circumstances, a monetary judgment entered in a wrongful death claim can ease the unanticipated financial burden. The costs of end-of-life arrangements can cause havoc in any family's financial stability.

What is wrongful death and who can file such a claim?

Anyone in New York who has lost a loved one as the result of another party's negligence might have questions about the recovery of financial and emotional damages. This is where the civil justice system comes in. While criminal charges might be filed against the party believed responsible, a wrongful death claim for financial relief could be filed in a civil court.

Wrongful death suit might follow fatal bicycle vs. tanker crash

Under any circumstances, the death of a child in a car accident is horrifying. Even the knowledge that the person who caused the fatality will face multiple  criminal charges would likely not ease the devastation. A recent report out of New York involved the death of a bicyclist and may constitute grounds for a a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful death lawsuits require proof of these four elements

Even though death is a subject most people prefer to avoid, circumstances may require them to deal with it. Unfortunately, not all deaths occur naturally, and in cases in which a loved one's death follows another party's reckless, careless or negligent actions, financial relief may be pursued. A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed in a New York civil court, and after proving specific elements, the judge might enter a monetary judgment.

How can legal counsel help with a wrongful death lawsuit?

When any New York family loses a loved one in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, they will likely not only suffer an emotional loss, but they could also face financial instability. They might have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. However, the legal process is a challenging one, and establishing negligence and building a strong case might be best done with the help of a skillful and reputable attorney.

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.

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