All motorists in New York and across the nation are obligated to act according to traffic regulations and safety rules to protect themselves and others who share the roadways. Reckless driving can cause a devastating car accident that results in serious injury or death. Victims who survive such accidents may feel angry and frustrated knowing that the incident may have been prevented.
On a recent Sunday night in Queens, a tragic crash left one person dead and two others with serious injuries. The driver was reportedly speeding on the Grand Central Parkway when he lost control of his steering. The vehicle went into a spin and smashed into a nearby guardrail.
A 42-year-old man who was apparently behind the wheel at the time of the accident was rushed to a local hospital but succumbed to his injuries soon after. A 46-year-old man who was riding as a passenger in the vehicle was also taken to the hospital and has been listed in serious condition. A third vehicle occupant, a 36-year-old woman, remains in hospital with serious injuries.
Those who survive their injuries in a New York car accident caused by reckless or negligent driving may seek restitution by filing personal injury claims in a civil court. When the motorist believed to have caused the accident has not survived the collision, a claim can be filed against the decedent’s estate. Any separate owner of the vehicle involved may be added as a defendant. Such situations can be complicated and are best addressed alongside the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Source: NBC New York, “1 Dead, 2 Seriously Injured in Queens Car Crash: Officials“, March 21, 2016