Even the most minor car accidents can be stressful events. If an auto accident results in catastrophic injuries, this makes the situation all the more difficult, especially if the cause of the accident was a negligent driver. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers and reckless drivers can face serious consequences for their actions, and the people they harm can suffer life-long complications or worse.
Car accidents can occur at almost any time, but the reasons for the accident can dramatically affect the charges a driver faces and how insurance companies may respond. This is especially true when a fatal auto accident occurs. The wrongful death of a loved one can leave a family stunned, and survivors should strive to understand their rights under the law.
A 45-year-old man from Saratoga Springs will face a five-year prison sentence after admitting responsibility for two car crashes. In one car accident, another driver was seriously injured.
New York has seen its share of natural disasters, but Superstorm Sandy would have to be one of the worst to hit the Empire State. Unfortunately, the storm has claimed many lives. Among them is a student at Stony Brook University, who lost her life in an Oct. 30 vehicle accident that occurred at 1:30 in the morning at a Long Island intersection.
Many different factors may be involved in automobile accidents. Inclement weather can make roads slick, increase braking distances or reduce visibility. Drivers must take extra care when driving to avoid collisions, especially when operating larger vehicles such as commercial trucks.