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.
Memorial Day weekend is typically a time for family get-togethers as the traditional start to summer kicks off. For one family in upstate New York the weekend took a tragic turn due to an accident that was caused by an alleged drunk driver. The accident took the life of three family members. A four-year-old girl remains in the hospital fighting for her life.
A New York City couple was recently killed in a crash in Clifton Park. Three passengers in the vehicle with them suffered serious injuries, but all are expected to survive. According to reports, an allegedly drunk driver is responsible for this tragic event.
Two pedestrians were injured recently when they were struck by a smart car in Battery Park City. This incident occurred Friday, May 10, at roughly 10 p.m. Police believe a drunk driver is responsible for this event. According to the laws of New York, as negligence is considered a factor in this case, the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.
In mid-March, police in New York were called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident in Staten Island. They believe that a drunk driver was responsible for the wreck. As such, the injured individual may be entitled to seek compensation for his or her losses through legal means.
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.