Police in New York are looking for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run incident that recently occurred in Hell's Kitchen. The pedestrian accident left a young man in critical condition. When the driver is located, that individual may be held responsible for the victim's losses. If the driver is not found, the victim may require assistance seeking relief from his own insurance provider.
Losing in a loved one in an auto accident is difficult for anyone to deal with. There is a need for answers and a need for justice, but sometimes both can take time to obtain. When a fatal accident occurs, it is normal to want to believe that the driver responsible was some sort of maniac, not following the rules of the road or someone who simply was not paying attention. The truth is, quite a few collisions that occur in New York and elsewhere are the result of inattentional blindness -- particularly motorcycle or pedestrian accidents.
New York has made strides to reduce the number of fatal car accidents that occur around the city. 2018 saw the lowest number of traffic fatalities since the city started tracking that information in 1910.
Are you one of the many New Yorkers whose job keeps you in your car or a work vehicle for much of your day? Were you recently injured in a car accident while on the job? If so, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses outside of pursuing workers' compensation benefits. Wondering how?
In Sept. 2018, a group of Boy Scouts was hiking along a road in Long Island when tragedy struck. An allegedly drunk driver plowed into the group, injuring four boys and killing another one. At the end of January, the family of the deceased victim was in a New York court hoping that the driver was going to accept responsibility for his actions. Unfortunately, that did not happen and the family is still left seeking justice for their son.
Statutes of limitations are in place to ensure people file lawsuits in a prompt manner. By delaying certain lawsuits, it is possible certain pieces of evidence could become lost. For a car accident in New York, victims have three years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit.