Two of New York's finest ended up in the hospital this month when their patrol car was struck head-on. According to reports, the driver responsible for the collision was allegedly drunk at the time and is now facing various criminal charges. While workers' compensation is likely to cover many of the officers' expenses as they recover from their injuries, they may seek further compensation by filing personal injury claims in civil court.
Driving in New York can be hazardous and often life-threatening. Anticipating what other drivers will do is never easy, but learning to identify the telltale signs of a drunk driver might be the answer. The consequences of car accidents caused by impaired drivers can be catastrophic and result in severe injuries or death.
Car crashes seem to be an unavoidable aspect of life for many drivers. When one happens for a reason that is completely preventable, such as impaired driving, it can be difficult for the victims and their families to come to terms with. A man was recently charged for his alleged role in a crash that killed two people that New York that police say was due to drunk driving. This kind of accident should never happen, but does all too often.
If you or a loved one were recently involved in an accident with an impaired driver, whether in New York or elsewhere, it has likely affected your life in several negative ways. Are you struggling physically or emotionally? Has it caused your family financial distress? The actions of a drunk driver can affect a lot of people, and the victims' losses can be severe. Thankfully, the damages associated with a drunk driving-related accident may be compensable.
Police in New York are saying a drunk driver was responsible for the fatal crash that recently occurred on Staten Island. This drunk driving accident happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 16. A total of three vehicles were involved in the wreck. One person is said to have died, and another suffered unspecified injuries.
A man in New York recently lost his life when he was struck by a van while crossing the street. This event occurred the evening of Dec. 31, on East 125th Street. Authorities say the driver was impaired at the time of the accident. According to state laws, when a drunk driver causes another person to experience bodily harm or death, he or she may be held responsible for the victim's or their surviving family's losses.
Auto collisions caused by impaired drivers occur all too frequently in the state of New York. According to a recently published article, two counties see the most DUI-related crashes every year: Kings and Suffolk counties. How bad is it in these areas and why?
You never thought it would happen to you, but here you are. You or a loved one was involved in an accident with a drunk driver. Unfortunately, that driver did not survive the event, and now you are wondering where that leaves you. Is there any way you can seek compensation for your losses? Thankfully, the laws of New York do allow victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members to seek relief even under these circumstances.
A man in New York has been placed under arrest after he, while allegedly driving under the influence, crashed his car, fatally injuring his friend. Drunk driving destroys lives. The surviving family members of the victim lost so much in a matter of seconds. As driver negligence is thought responsible for their losses, they may pursue relief through legal means.
Impaired driving is a big issue in the state of New York. When someone is said to have been driving under the influence, most people automatically contribute such an action to alcohol use. However, there are quite a few other substances out there that can affect a driver's ability to operate his or her vehicle safely -- such as marijuana.