When a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, he or she takes on certain responsibilities that are legal in nature. If that driver makes a mistake or acts in a negligent or reckless manner, he or she can be found liable for damages if someone who has been injured files a New York personal injury lawsuit in response. While it’s too early to know what will happen with regards to a New York car accident that occurred late last week, what is known is that one person was killed and two others were seriously injured.
According to the authorities, this New York car accident occurred on Thursday morning at approximately 2:30 a.m. The unidentified driver of an Audi was driving in a northbound direction on the West Side Highway. As he neared 96th Street, he lost control of his vehicle and it slammed into a guard rail before overturning. The driver and an 18-year-old female passenger were seriously injured, and a 26-year-old female passenger was killed in the crash.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed, and we also hope that the people who were injured in this crash are able to survive those injuries and make full recoveries. In addition, this New York car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding crashes on a statewide basis. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these incidents.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the available facts regarding this fatal New York car accident are accurate and the driver was at fault for the crash, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit against that driver by the family of the passenger who was killed. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.