A toddler was killed in a tragic truck accident in New York earlier this month. The young boy was outside at his home in Long Island when a man backed a large pickup truck out of the driveway and struck him. The two people inside the truck jumped out immediately and began CPR while waiting for EMTs. When rescue crews arrived, they rushed the boy to first one hospital and then another in an attempt to save his life. However, his injuries proved too much to overcome. The 3 year-old was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Police investigators immediately began questioning the individuals at the scene of the accident and impounded the vehicle for a safety check. Usually when such cases truly are just tragic accidents there is no criminality and police agencies let grieving families get on with their recovery process. However, in this case, investigators have asked anyone with information about the truck crash in Long Island to come forward. Media accounts don’t make it clear whether or not the boy lived at the home where the accident occurred.
While this enhanced attention from law enforcement doesn’t necessarily mean criminality was involved, the extra effort with which police are investigating this tragedy suggests something a little more involved than a simple tragedy.
Regardless of the findings released by police investigators, family members can seek financial compensation for their loss. New York law allows individuals to file wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits in civil court. However, to go it alone without professional representation would be extremely unwise. The family still has to prove that the truck was at fault and without proper investigation and case preparation, the case could easily be lost.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a tragic truck accident, you need the benefit of an experienced and skilled New York City truck accident lawyer working for you. Contact the legal professionals at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel for your free consultation. Call 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 today.