Every year thousands of New Yorkers hit the highways on vacation, heading to destinations throughout New England, America, and Canada. And every year, hundreds of thousands of vacationers from out of the city drive into (and through) New York on vacation getaways to the Big Apple, Upstate New York, and The Great Lakes. But, as every New Yorker knows, with the heavy volume of traffic, it is a recipe for a potentially deadly highway accident in New York.
That’s a sad reality that the families of two New Yorkers found out the hard way after a deadly crash involving a New York City tour group headed to Boston. 11 people were ejected from their van when another vehicle slammed into it on the highway. 9 of the passengers were seriously injured and rushed to nearby hospitals for emergency treatment. 2 succumbed to their injuries and were declared dead on arrival.
But the danger doesn’t end with New Yorkers traveling outside the city. Last year, a Bergen man was killed in a highway accident in New York City after exiting his vehicle following a relatively minor crash. The 50-year-old man had been involved in “sideswipe” accident. After the two vehicles pulled to the shoulder, the victim was struck and killed by an SUV driving by.
Navigating through a New York highway accident can be complex. Like other states, New York has unique laws governing liability insurance coverage and no-fault benefits (coverage for health related expenses and lost wages). To obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries, victims or their surviving family members should understand that the way to get the best legal representation is to retain a local New York City highway accident attorney.
Indeed, if you’ve been injured in a crash on our city’s network of highways, you owe it to yourself to find an experienced lawyer who will work tirelessly to get the financial compensation you’re entitled to. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for a free consultation today.