When you think about impaired driving, you think about people driving after drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, driving under the influence of drugs is also a big issue in New York. If you were struck by a person who was operating a vehicle while high on illegal or prescription drugs, you may have legal recourse.
New York City is famous for its vibrant and thriving metropolitan streets full of pedestrians rushing to their destinations. The darker side of this busy reality is that with so many vehicles and pedestrians converging, accidents are an inevitable result.
Subways are such a regular part of NYC life that you may not think of how hazardous they are, especially when in poor condition. Dangers you have probably heard of are train derailments, slips or trips on the stairs and falls onto the platform. While these may be more common, another danger you have to worry about is the ceiling collapsing.
Police in New York are investigating an accident that left an elderly woman dead. It is unclear if the driver responsible for this pedestrian accident will face any criminal charges. If they desire, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to pursue legal actions in civil court in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.
An employee of Prestige Rentals is facing criminal charges for his role in a limo crash that claimed the lives of 20 people. This fatal car accident has been the subject of new reports since the day it occurred as it is considered the most deadly collision in the United States since 2009. Police in New York are still in the process of investigating this incident, but the evidence so far -- in the very least -- points to negligent actions on part of the rental company and the limo driver.
It is not uncommon for semi-truck drivers to travel New York roadways during the night to avoid traffic and to meet deadline demands. Unfortunately, long hours and night travel can result in truck driver fatigue. Fatigue can result in danger for truck drivers and any other motor vehicle operators on the road. The actions prior to a recent accident have not been determined, but a recent accident involving a tractor-trailer resulted in the death of another driver.