It is not uncommon to see drunk drivers on New York roads, even truck drivers who are drunk or otherwise impaired. While there are laws in place to stop truck drivers from getting behind the wheel of their massive vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it still happens and individuals have been hurt or killed as a result. Victims of such a truck accident, or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members, may have legal recourse according to state and federal laws.
A police officer in New York is facing criminal charges for the death of one of his co-workers. The two were driving home from the shooting range when they were involved in a single-vehicle car accident. Law enforcement officials believe that drunk driving contributed to this tragic event.
In many places in New York, residents and visitors to the state walk to get to where they want to go. It is economical and, quite frankly, sometimes faster than waiting in traffic. Unfortunately, numerous individuals are injured every year being hit by cars, and some even lose their lives. How likely is a pedestrian accident to happen really?
On a daily basis, construction workers risk serious personal injury due to the numerous hazards present at construction sites, from heavy equipment malfunctions to potential falls, slips or accidents while performing job duties.
New York sees its fair share of trucking accidents every year. Victims often suffer severe injuries, and some of them even lose their lives. Following a truck accident, it may be possible for victims or -- in the event of a fatality -- their surviving family members to seek compensation for their losses. How they go about seeking relief may affect how much they get in the end.