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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.