An individual’s life has been snuffed out in a tragic New York car crash. Meanwhile, two others suffered injuries in the wreck. Usually, these accidents are the result of driver negligence, and there may be grounds for legal recourse when that occurs.
How the crash occurred
The recent motor vehicle accident took place just after 5 p.m. Police said a 63-year-old woman was driving north along a road and breached the center line. Her car crashed into a southbound car operated by a 59-year-old woman. Authorities indicated that the presence of a pedestrian had apparently distracted the first car’s driver when the accident occurred.
A 66-year-old passenger in the second car died because of the injuries he suffered. The driver of that vehicle was hospitalized to treat the injuries she suffered. The driver who appears to have been responsible for the crash was released from a hospital after receiving treatment for her injuries.
An attorney can help
The surviving family members of the man who died in the New York crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the driver believed to have been at fault, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages incurred due to the wreck. Likewise, the driver of the second car may choose to file a personal injury claim. Once liability is formally established in court by relevant and competent evidence, documented claims for monetary damages will be decided. Successful civil court claims typically result in a monetary judgment to cover financial losses resulting from the crash, such as hospital bills and funeral expenses.