A woman has sadly lost her life in a motor vehicle crash in New York. Meanwhile, a second individual has potentially suffered injuries in the crash, which took place on a Sunday afternoon. Sometimes, these types of accidents occur as a result of driver negligence, which is grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the accident
The recent crash occurred at around 3:17 p.m. According to authorities, a 29-year-old woman was driving along a road and blew through a stop sign. A second car that was going west along State Route 365 then reportedly struck the woman’s car.
The woman’s car landed on a nearby outlet pipe as a result of the impact of the crash. Meanwhile, the second car, driven by a 49-year-old man, landed on a nearby embankment. The woman was pronounced deceased at the crash scene, and the man was transported to a medical center. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the collision.
How an attorney can help following these situations
If the man ends up suffering major or chronic injuries due to the New York crash, he may opt to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Even though the woman who allegedly caused the crash died in it, her estate may be sued. In addition, anyone with an ownership interest in the car she was driving at the time of the accident may be named in the lawsuit. A successfully fought suit might lead to damages to cover the man’s hospital bills and other accident-related expenses.