A human being is no match for a vehicle, so when a person is struck by a car, the incident can lead to serious injuries or can even be fatal. A person who loses his or her life in this manner leaves behind family members who may feel distraught, helpless and angry at the same time. In New York, It is within the family’s rights to seek monetary damages through a wrongful death lawsuit, against the person who is believed to have caused the fatal auto accident. Although no amount of money can bring back a deceased family member, a successful suit can help the family to cope with the loss of their loved one.
A car accident involving a pedestrian recently occurred in New York. The pedestrian who was hit was a 59-year-old woman. The individual driving the vehicle that struck her was a 38-year-old man.
Authorities have stated that the woman suffered serious injuries, including a major head injury. She later died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. Police said that no charges have been filed at this time, but the crash continues to be under investigation.
The driver who allegedly struck the pedestrian may face legal issues in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. The deceased victim’s family can rightfully file such a suit, in order to seek financial damages. Doing so could help with funeral costs and other expenses associated with the fatal auto accident. If police find that the driver behaved negligently or recklessly when the accident occurred, this could be used to successfully establish liability in a civil court lawsuit in New York.
Source: YNN.com, Pedestrian killed in Ainsley Avenue crash identified, No author, Oct. 17, 2013