A car accident that causes injury can be a startling event that resulting in both physical discomfort and emotional distress. An injured car accident victim in New York may particularly feel angry if the accident was not his or her fault and appears to have happened for an illegitimate reason such as speeding. In this type of scenario, the person who suffered injury has the right to seek monetary damages in an effort to ease pain and suffering. He or she can do this even if the person who allegedly caused the car accident died in the wreck.
Two people were recently injured in a car crash in New York and are now in such a situation. The two-vehicle accident happened when a 32-year-old woman was driving on the Sharon Turnpike. She suddenly went over the center line.
At that point, she struck a vehicle. The 32-year-old woman suffered injuries and was transported to a hospital, where she died. The woman who was driving the vehicle that was hit, along with her passenger, suffered injuries in the crash, authorities said.
Crossing into another lane and driving into oncoming traffic could be considered driver negligence. Even though the driver who allegedly caused the car accident died in the collision, the victims can still sue the deceased driver’s estate, as well as all separate owners of the vehicle involved in the car accident. A successful personal injury claim in New York can result in monetary damages that can be used to cover medical expenses resulting from the incident. Liability must be established in a way that meets the requirements of the civil court before claims for financial damages are adjudicated.
Source: The Republic, Woman, 32, dies in 2-car crash on eastern NY road; 2 other people injured Monday morning, No author, Oct. 1, 2013