Fortunately, train accidents are not too common. In fact, you are much more likely to die traveling in a car than by railroad. However, railroad tragedies do occur and they can cause serious injuries to the passengers on board.
Every year, numerous individuals in the state of New York suffer injuries in auto accidents. Following a car accident injury, one may experience financial and emotional losses on top of any physical pain and suffering. With mounting damages, it is normal to want to seek compensation through legal means, but what elements must exist in one's case for it to be successful?
Some individuals driving on the Long Island Expressway the evening of Tuesday, July 10 had the unfortunate opportunity of witnessing and personally being affected by the actions of a man who chose to operate a large piece of construction equipment on the road while allegedly under the influence. Several cars were damaged and three people were injured as the crane driver hit car after car, seemingly unaware of what he was doing. New York police were eventually able to get the drunk driver to stop and took him into custody.
In the city famous for its tall buildings and legendary skyline, it likely will not surprise you to learn that New York has over 70,000 elevators. You probably ride in at least one of them several times each day. Thankfully, the vast majority of these elevators function smoothly and reliably, providing safe passenger rides to and from residences, offices, restaurants, etc. thousands of feet above the ground. Nevertheless, when an elevator accident happens, the results can be catastrophic. Nationwide, approximately 30 people lose their lives each year in an elevator accident and more than 10,200 people receive injuries.
In the early morning hours of July 8, police in New York were called to investigate a car crash on Long Island. They arrived to find two mangled vehicles and three people dead. The surviving family members of the victims of this fatal car accident may be entitled to seek compensation for their tragic losses.
In New York and elsewhere, SUV-involved pedestrian accidents seem to occur all too frequently. When they do, the victims most often suffer critical or fatal injuries. Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one in an SUV-involved pedestrian accident may be entitled to seek compensation for their resulting losses.