According to trauma experts at Stony Brook Hospital in New York, car accidents are the number one cause of deaths of children and teens. The AAA organization reports that summer is the most dangerous time for teens who operate motor vehicles. To decrease the chances for teen injuries or deaths from a serious or fatal accident, a trauma program manager at the hospital recommends a strong program of adult involvement.
New York readers may be well aware of the troubles surrounding the automaker General Motors and the higher risk of a fatal car accident in some of their cars. Recently, documentation has been revealed that the automaker did actually know that some cars had an easily fixable, yet very hazardous, defect. Certain models reportedly had a higher risk for a fatal car accident, yet the automaker did not move quickly to recall and fix the known issues.
Two individuals recently died in New York, leaving surviving family members and friends grieving over the loss of their loved ones. The car accident took place along Interstate 90 on July 4, shortly prior to midnight. The two people who died were both passengers in a vehicle that police said was traveling at a high rate of speed.
It is important to follow the rules of the road. These rules are designed to keep drivers safe while on the roads and freeway. However, when a driver fails to follow them, he or she could put the lives of other motorists in danger. Unfortunately, this is what one driver is accused of doing recently after a fatal truck accident in New York.
In New York, liability for injuries in an auto accident is governed by the principles of comparative negligence. Originally, most states had a system called contributory negligence. In contributory negligence, if an injured party was in any way at fault in the accident then that party would be precluded from collecting damages. This applied to a fatal accident as well as to a minor one.