A fatal car accident, such as the one that claimed the life of an 86 year old woman in Clarkstown – Rockland County in December 2017, is an all too common occurrence on the roads of New York, including Westchester County and Rockland County during the winter holiday season.
Sadly, the laws of New York provide very little to the families of people whose lives are taken in a car accident. Wrongful death lawsuits do not allow family members of the deceased to recover damages for their grief and emotional suffering. A wrongful death lawsuit will not allow the deceased’s family to recover damages for the pain and suffering of the deceased, if that person was killed instantly, or if medical records determine that they never regained consciousness following the collision and displayed no outward manifestations of pain prior to succumbing to the injuries caused by a car accident. Representing the family of a person killed in a fatal car accident in White Plains, Yonkers, Tarrytown or anywhere in New York, is a task that must be handled with compassion and through the skill and experience of a trial lawyer. We have had the privilege of representing family members in wrongful death lawsuits for many years. We will fight long and hard to obtain justice for the victims and their families.