It seems like every time we turn on the news or pick up the newspaper here in New York, there’s another tragic story about lives lost in a motor vehicle accident. In fact, according to numbers from the CDC, car accidents are the number one cause of death for people between age 5 and 34.
In the Town of Boston, NY, two cars were traveling down Boston State Road one heading south and another going north when one of the vehicles apparently veered into the other’s lane. The cars slammed into one another head on. The driver of one of the cars was rushed to a nearby facility, but it was too late to save her. The other driver sustained minor injuries.
Authorities are conducting an investigation into the crash, but haven’t indicated whether intoxication or distraction played a role in it.
Cases like these are all too common in the Empire State and families are left to mourn the loss of their loved ones. They also find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost wages.
That’s where an attorney can help. A lawyer may be able to conduct his or her own investigation into the accident and may be able to uncover negligence, either on the part of the other driver or the manufacturer of the vehicle. If that’s the case, the victims may be able to get compensation for their loss.
Source: wivb.com, “NYSP investigating fatal car crash in Town of Boston,” Kelsey Kaufman, December 18, 2016