Colliding with an object such as a tree can be so deadly due to the abrupt nature of these types of wrecks. When a vehicle’s forward movement stops suddenly, this can cause grave damage in New York. Losing a loved one in this type of auto accident can be traumatizing. Although no amount of money can restore the life of a deceased loved one, it can help a person to experience a sense of justice in the wake of a harrowing situation.
In a recent car accident, a vehicle collided with a tree in New York. Police were called to the scene of the one-vehicle collision, where they saw the vehicle severely damaged. In the vehicle, they found three people, authorities said.
Two of these individuals died at the scene of the crash, according to police. Meanwhile, the third person suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he ended up dying, according to police. Police continued to investigate what led to the car crash.
The driver who police say caused the single-vehicle wreck might face legal troubles in the form of wrongful death lawsuits. This is because the family members of the deceased passengers have the right to file this type of lawsuit, seeking financial damages that can cover funeral costs and other expenses permissible under our state laws. Especially if the driver was found to have been driving negligently or recklessly at the time of the auto accident, such as speeding, this type of act may be established as a causal factor in the car collision. The driver’s estate and any other separate owner of the vehicle can be sued in this case. A civil court in New York will ultimately determine monetary damage claims if liability is established via competent proof.
Source: cbslocal.com, 3 Dead When Car Hits Tree In Wallkill, No author, Nov. 24, 2013