Lawmakers and city officials are scurrying to make changes at an intersection where a pedestrian was recently killed in a car accident, but this is unfortunately little solace for the family who has to deal with the loss of a loved one. One concerned citizen said she has been complaining for years about the number of drivers that speed through that very same intersection. While no amount of traffic signs can completely stop negligent drivers, lawmakers are hoping to at least reduce the risk at this particular intersection.
Car accidents often leave behind injuries that can create a lifetime of problems for those who are hurt. When a crash involves a pedestrian, the chances of it being a fatal accident are even greater. Those who are left behind after a fatal car accident must start picking up the pieces and rebuilding their lives after the loss of a loved one.
Drunk driving accidents can be devastating for victims and their loved ones. A fatal accident can cause great grief and distress for the loved ones of the dead victim, and no amount of compensation can make up for the loss. However, seeking compensation can help them overcome the financial problems that may result from the accident, allowing them to mourn in peace.
A car accident that results in a death can change the lives of everyone involved. For the victim's family members, the death may result in a loss of vitally needed income as well as in the companionship of the loved one. For a negligent driver who may have caused the accident, the death may result in criminal charges and the prospect of facing a lawsuit.
Automobile accidents can be devastating, resulting in serious injuries and loss of life. In the state of New York, for any accident where negligence is found to be a cause, the expenses incurred by an accident victim or surviving relatives can be recovered from the negligent driver or from the insurance company covering that driver. When the accident involves multiple vehicles, though, such as the crash that occurred on Long Island on December 19, recovery may be more complicated and depends on the level of insurance that the relevant drivers have.
Unexpected death is naturally accompanied by grieving by the family and friends of those who died. That's especially true when death is caused by a fatal motor vehicle accident. Families, friends and classmates are grieving following a Dec. 1 car accident in Halfmoon, New York, just north of Albany, which claimed the lives of two 17-year-old Shenendehowa High School seniors.
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.
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.
Auto accidents that result in fatalities can be some of the hardest for families and loved ones to deal with. The loss of a loved one can result in unexpected medical or funeral expenses, court costs, lost wages and extensive property damage on top of the emotional toll it takes. The family of a driver or passenger who is not at fault in such an accident can seek compensation from the responsible party when a fatal auto accident occurs.
Recently a 22 year old motorcycle driver in Albany, NY, was killed as a result of extensive injuries sustained in an accident. A "Park & Fly' bus, driven by a 77-year-old man, turned left on Old Wolf Road from Albany Shaker Road Rd front of a 2006 Honda motorcycle, who was heading west on Albany Shaker Road, causing the motorcycle to strike the side of the bus.