New Yorkers understand how devastating it can be when a family member dies unexpectedly. It can be even more upsetting when the person dies due to someone else's negligence. A family of a 75-year-old woman is filing a $2.5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a van that hit and killed her as she was crossing an intersection. She died from her injuries two days after the fatal accident.
Distracted drivers cause major accidents every day. Whether it is texting, talking on the cell phone or food, distractions can lead drivers to serious injuries, even death. Recently, a truck accident in New York involving numerous vehicles led to the death of one person and serious injuries for more than 30 individuals.
Every day, people in New York use a stairwell to get from one place to another. For some there are no other options. Sometimes, however, if not properly maintained, stairwells can become hazardous and significant injuries and even death can result. Recently, a New York man was killed in a slip and fall incident involving a stairwell.
Every day, many people are involved in vehicle accidents. Drivers who exhibit reckless behavior such as speeding or failing to obey traffic signals are often the cause of these types of accidents in New York and throughout the country. The injured party or their loved ones may pursue a civil claim based on the negligence of the driver.
There is no easy way to deal with death. Through the grieving process, individuals will face some of the most difficult and painful days of their lives. When a person's negligent or careless act causes the death of a loved one, friends and family tend to be unforgiving.
While a seemingly risky activity, individuals who choose to tandem sky-dive likely feel secure in their decision as they are assured they'll be linked to a qualified instructor throughout the entire experience. A fatal accident is not part of the picture. Sources say nearly half a million people tandem dive in the U.S. per year, so why not?
One family is grieving the apparent wrongful death of a loved one after a 64-year-old woman was killed at a McDonald's in New York. This fatal accident occurred when a 75-year-old woman backed her vehicle onto the curb outside of a McDonalds in Brooklyn. Evidently, she was trying to park and accidentally hit the victim in the process, pinning her up against a wall.
Car accidents occur on a daily basis across the nation. Their outcomes vary, sometimes resulting in the death of a loved one. If the negligence of an individual is the cause, a civil suit may be in order.
Tragedies happen, and no matter who is at fault, someone suffers. Whether it involves a child, parent, grandparent or spouse, the loss of a loved one is devastating and often leaves people wondering why. Naturally, those grieving need to understand what happened and to seek some form of justice, especially in the case of a wrongful death that may have been caused by negligence or wrongdoing.
We have been following the developments in the tragic New York City elevator accident that claimed the life of a 41-year-old advertising executive. The woman was on her way to work on Dec. 14 when the elevator she stepped into shot upwards crushing her body between the elevator and the wall.