Car crashes can often be labeled as both freak occurrences and tragic events. Oftentimes because of a driver's negligent actions, accidents have a propensity for leading to serious injuries and sometimes even death. A recent fatal car crash in New York may lead to a personal injury case.
Two men were standing on a freeway, apparently inspecting a broken down car. It was not immediately clear if the two men were inspecting their own car or if one man had stopped to help the other. Regardless, they were standing on the freeway when a second car crashed into them.
Reportedly due to the impact, one of the two men was thrown over the railing and onto a road below the freeway. He was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene. The other man who had been standing on the freeway at the time of the accident was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. There were two occupants in the car who struck the two men, a teenage boy and the driver, but it was not immediately clear what their relationship was. Both of those individuals were also injured in the crash and were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their minor injuries.
At last report, New York authorities were still investigating the cause of the crash and had not made any arrests. If the driver of the second car is thought to have acted negligently or recklessly, thereby causing harm to his passenger and the man who was standing on the freeway, those victims may be entitled to file a personal injury claim for compensation for the medical and emotional distress they experienced as a result. Compensation may be awarded to cover medical bills and lost wages, in addition to pain and suffering. The surviving family members of the deceased may also pursue compensation for loss of companionship and final expenses, among other things.
Source: nbcnewyork.com, 1 Killed, 3 Injured in Bronx Car Crash, No author, Nov. 25, 2013