Early on Tuesday, October 20, an SUV tried to evade police pursuit and drove the wrong way down Northern State Parkway, according Long Island News 12. The SUV crashed into another car east of exit 41. Two people died as a result of this fatal crash around 2:30 a.m. Police closed the freeway between exits 41 and 42 after the accident.
Clearly, the car being pursued by the authorities and driving the wrong way down the freeway was at fault for causing the accident. The driver of the car that the SUV struck was killed which is why the outcome of the accident could lead to a wrongful death suit.
Wrongful death is difficult at best, and families who suffer from an unexpected loss of their loved ones face tremendous emotional loss, often compounded by financial hardships. No one is ever prepared to deal with such a tragedy. When wrongful, the death becomes a legal matter, and having experienced accident lawyers to take on your case can provide you with effective guidance and support during a time when support is needed most.
Death falls under the serious injury threshold covered by New York laws, and surviving family members have the right to sue to recover damages. Damages often include funeral
expenses, loss of income of the deceased, mental pain and suffering, and loss of companionship and protection.
Our attorneys at Palermo Tuohy Bruno offer a free consultation where we explain your rights and discuss the prospects of pursuing a case to recover damages. You owe no fees unless we recover through verdict or settlement.
Unfortunately, car accidents are common occurrences on Long Island. The confusion, physical harm and damages people experience as a result of car accidents often play havoc with their lives.
Suffolk police reported an accident on August 17, 2015 in Dix Hills where a driver sideswiped a tractor-trailer on the Long Island Expressway. Newsday reported that after the sideswipe, the van also hit a Honda, which sent the van rolling over.
Fortunately, neither the driver of the van or Honda suffered life-threatening injuries. Both were treated at local hospitals. The truck driver suffered no injury at all.
Who was at fault? The police arrested Corey Harrison, 35, the driver of the van and charged him as an unlicensed operator and also charged him with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
When you suffer serious injury in a car accident, you often wonder: who was at fault, will you be able to recover damages and how will you pay for medical care? Most people have no experience with the legal system prior to a car accident, and consequently, do not understand how the laws and insurance process work. Confusion and pain can make your situation seem overwhelming.
In this case, if the Honda victim’s injuries meet the serious injury threshold defined under New York law, it is probable that no-fault insurance will be inadequate to cover damages. It is also likely that grounds for a lawsuit exist.
Anyone involved in a serious car accident should consult with an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Our attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss car accidents and other types of personal injury cases. When we take your case, you owe no fees unless we recover through settlement or verdict.