A car accident that occurred in the Bronx recently has killed one man and left another in critical condition. New York police have stated that the car accident occurred when two men, a male driver and a male passenger, were riding in a Nissan Maxima at around 5 a.m. when their vehicle struck two parked vehicles. The vehicles were parked on Givan Avenue not far from Palmer Avenue.
The passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile the driver of the vehicle was transported to the nearby Jacobi Medical Center where he was said to be in critical condition. Further word on the nature of his injuries was not reported.
Police have stated that the accident remains under investigation, and they have not released any further details as to whether they suspect alcohol or drugs as a contributing factor.
In a car accident that involves a car striking an unoccupied vehicle, details can be difficult to extract. However, if a driver is found to have been negligent in causing a car accident — whether he or she was intoxicated, distracted or otherwise negligent — a person injured in the crash often has the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against that driver. Similarly, if an individual is killed in a collision in which negligence was involved, his or her family has the right to file a wrongful death claim. Both types of civil lawsuits can allow a person or family to collect financial compensation that can go toward medical bills and funeral expenses. A car accident tragedy should not lead to financial difficulties on top of emotional ones.
Source: The Wall Street Journal, “1 dead, 1 critical in Bronx car accident,” June 4, 2012