On behalf of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
People in New York City and others elsewhere usually go about their daily lives without thinking about the potential dangers all around them. Sadly, a car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Accident victims can be left with serious injuries and some may even die.
A 23-year-old student was killed recently after he was hit by a car along FDR Drive. The accident happened around 1:45 a.m. The Syracuse University student was spending his last semester in New York City pursuing an internship.
Reports indicate that the driver of the car that hit the young man will not face criminal charges. However, the victim’s family may wish to pursue compensation through a civil lawsuit. When drivers are found to be negligent in situations like this, families may be able to use the money that is awarded through a successful lawsuit to cover medical expenses and funeral costs.
While no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of life, a successful lawsuit is one way to hold a reckless driver responsible for their actions. Drivers in New York City and others elsewhere must do all that they can to avoid accidents. Negligent drivers should be held accountable when their poor decisions lead to serious injuries.
People who are involved in serious accidents and those who have lost loved ones in a tragic accident may find working with an experienced personal injury attorney helpful. An attorney can evaluate a case to determine whether or not legal action is appropriate.
Source: WSYR-TV, “SU senior hit by car, killed in NYC according to report,” Feb. 24, 2013