Residents in Broome County might find accident statistics interesting that show men in SUVs and pickup trucks cause most New York City crash fatalities. The city's transportation commissioner announced the imminent launch of an ad campaign that will target those drivers and appeal to their conscience with billboards that will ask whether it was worth it. Many of these accidents lead to wrongful death claims in the New York civil courts.
A 70-year-old man recently lost his life in a motor vehicle accident. When looking at the circumstances of the crash, it seems clear that it was a preventable incident. According to authorities, a 22-year-old Binghamton driver who allegedly disregarded a stop sign caused the crash, which could result in this driver facing a wrongful death lawsuit in the future.
When fatalities occur in car accidents in New York state, accident reconstruction teams typically have the job to figure out what happened and who was at fault. The routine investigations usually include a hospital screen during which blood is generally drawn. These samples can be used later for toxicology testing if, for example, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is filed in civil court, or criminal charges are brought against a driver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.