Losing someone in a New York car accident can lead to feelings of disbelief and grief. The family of the deceased victim can also be mad if the accident appears to have happened for a senseless reason; for example, if the person who caused a crash was speeding when the incident happened, then speeding can be considered an act of negligence. In this type of fatal accident, the family of a dead victim has the right to seek monetary damages to ease pain and suffering.
One woman recently died in New York following a three-vehicle crash. The affected vehicles were two cars and a tractor-trailer. Police said the fatal accident happened when a 54-year-old woman was driving and collided with another vehicle.
This other vehicle was driven by a 22-year-old man. He suffered injuries and was transported to a hospital, where he was found to be in stable condition. After this crash took place, the woman’s car had also hit a tractor-trailer, but the driver of this truck was uninjured in the accident, authorities said.
If the 22-year-old driver is found to have caused the fatal accident due to negligent or reckless behavior, then he could face legal problems in New York. Examples of negligent or reckless behavior include speeding, distracted driving or disobeying other traffic laws, which could be used to establish liability in civil court. If liability is established in a manner that meets the requirements of the civil court in lawsuits involving auto accidents, claims for financial damages could be awarded to the victim.
Source: ABCLocal.go.com, Brooklyn 3-vehicle crash leaves woman dead, No author, Oct. 22, 2013