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Support for Grieving Families after Fatal Car Accidents
Driver Negligence is the Top Reason for Fatal Car Accidents
When you get behind the wheel, you are taking responsibility to operate your vehicle safely and not endanger those who share the road with you. Unfortunately, not every driver makes this their priority. In this world filled with distractions, it is easy for all drivers to fall to temptation. Only a moment of distraction can cause a crash. Each of the following distractions has the potential to cause a fatal car accident:
- Texting while driving
- Changing radio stations
- Talking on a cell phone while driving
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Disregarding traffic signs or signals
- Failing to signal when turning
- Driving recklessly
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to adjust driving in bad weather
With more and more drivers on our busy highways and rural roads in the Hudson Valley and throughout NY, accidents are becoming more frequent. As the number of accidents increase, the number of fatalities increases as well. In New York alone, there is an average of 1,098 deaths each year due to unintentional motor vehicle traffic-related injuries. The Department of Motor Vehicle estimates that as many as 3 people die each and every day as a result of a traffic-related accident on a NY road.
The Law in NY and the Benefits You Deserve
In New York State, there are detailed statutes that indicate what the surviving members of a family who have lost someone are entitled to receive after a wrongful death. These entitlements include payment for lost lifetime earnings, medical treatment and funeral expenses as well as compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one endured as a result of the car accident. A skilled lawyer, like the wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo are here to support and guide you through the sometimes complicated process of filing a wrongful death claim. Our focus is to be by your side and ensure that the journey is as smooth as possible.
Assistance with Medical Records, Death Certificate and Police Report
In order to start the process of a wrongful death suit, you must prove that your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence. To do this, you have to have copies of the original autopsy report and medical records. The death certificate is also extremely important because it will show the exact cause of death verified by a coroner. Plus in New York State, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles, if a person is injured or killed, you are required by the State Vehicle and Traffic Law to immediately notify the police. All the involved drivers that are able to as well as the police department that was called to the scene must file a report with the DMV. Typically you can access the police report within a few days after it is filed for a small fee, or the attorneys at Sobo & Sobo can do this step for you.
Compassionately Serving Loved Ones after a Fatal Accident
At Sobo & Sobo, we are here to serve families that are grieving the loss of a loved one. We understand that each case is unique and will support those suffering because of a wrongful death with compassion. Sobo & Sobo will listen to your story during a free consultation and there are no fees until we receive compensation for you. Contact us at 855-468-7626, we look forward to helping your family during this tragic time and taking the next step toward Winning Together.