An elderly man is facing charges in New York following an accident that left one person dead and several others injured. This fatal pedestrian accident occurred Nov. 26, at Forsyth and Canal Street. A total of five pedestrians were involved in this incident.
Those who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents may, understandably, want to know what compensation may be available to them -- if anything. The truth is, legal action is not appropriate in all car accident cases. However, for those where it may be appropriate, a number of damages may be recoverable according to the laws of New York.
Auto collisions involving semitrailers and other larger vehicles happen all too often in New York. When they do, it is common for trucking companies and/or their insurance providers to offer victims settlement agreements with some level of compensation. Should a truck accident victim take a settlement agreement?
Maybe it was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime, maybe you just came to the great state of New York to visit family, or maybe it was a last-minute get-a-way. No matter what brought you here, you did not expect to end up hurt after suffering a car accident injury. If negligence contributed to your injury, you may have legal recourse.
The New York construction industry is booming, but more jobs bring an increase in injuries of all kinds.
A New York man was riding his bike in Midtown when he was hit by a private sanitation truck. This is far from the first time a private sanitation truck has been involved in such an incident. In fact, the New York City Police Department says these vehicles are often involved in serious or deadly collisions. The victim of this most recent truck accident may be entitled to seek compensation for his losses.