When people get in their vehicles to drive in New York, most are not thinking that they will be in a car accident. While everyone knows that it is a possibility, they are generally only thinking about getting to their destination and what they need to do once they get there. However, car accidents can occur to anyone, even those who are doing everything right and driving safely. This is because people cannot control the other drivers on the road and sometimes the other drivers do things that make it impossible to avoid an accident.
Recently a 57-year-old woman tragically lost her life because another driver was driving very recklessly. The man was travelling 100 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. In addition to this he ran through three red lights before causing a chain reaction accident. The impact was so severe that the woman’s car burst into flames. The driver was charged with a number of offenses including second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.
This is a tragic accident that leaves the victim’s family in a very difficult position as they attempt to move on without the loved one in their lives anymore. These accidents can also put the victims and their families in a difficult position financially. The family of this victim will no longer have the financial contributions from the loved one and in situations where the victim does not die, they may lose income while they recover from their injuries. The medical bills can also add up very quickly and medical treatment can last a very long time.
There are many victims of car accidents in New York each year. Most do not end tragically like the accident above, but many people do suffer severe injuries as a result of the accident. While it will not help heal the injuries, these victims may at least be able to receive compensation for their injuries. This can be extremely valuable for the victim and their family as they recover from their injuries. It is important that they receive the compensation they deserve though and consulting with an experienced attorney could be helpful.