When passengers get into a vehicle with a driver, they enjoy some degree of protection under the law. Basically, people in this position should be able to expect that the driver of a vehicle will act in a reasonable manner. If a driver acts negligently or recklessly and causes a crash that leads to serious injuries or fatalities, a passenger who has been harmed has options for legal redress. Tragically, something went terribly wrong early on Monday morning that led to a single-vehicle Bronx car accident that took the life of the passenger.
According to the authorities, this single-vehicle Bronx car accident occurred on Monday morning at approximately 5 a.m. The driver of a Nissan sedan was moving in a southbound direction on Givan Avenue near Palmer Avenue. At that point, the driver who had allegedly been driving recklessly suddenly crashed into two parked vehicles. The passenger in the Nissan was killed as a result of the crash and the driver was critically injured. Authorities are still investigating the cause of 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 unidentified passenger who was killed. We also hope that the driver is able to survive the harm he has suffered. In addition, this Bronx car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences throughout the state.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the investigation leads to a conclusion that the driver was at fault for this Bronx car accident, then it seems possible that the family of the passenger who was killed could file a New York wrongful death lawsuit in response. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for the different forms of loss that they both have already incurred and those that they will encounter in the future.
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.