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Hit-and-run accidents and injuries may lead to New York lawsuits

Understandably, families have a difficult time handling the sudden deaths of loved ones. Accidents and injuries can quickly and easily result in a person being gone forever, and surviving family members may find such loss hard to grasp. If the fatal event was a hit-and-run accident, a victim's family may anxiously await news about the apprehension of the driver considered at fault.

One family may rest easier after a recent arrest was made in connection with a New York accident. Reports stated that the incident took place at the end of last year when a tow truck driver was stopped to attend to a disable vehicle. The 32-year-old man was hit by a car, and that driver did not remain at the scene.

Police utilized various methods to recently locate a suspect. A 51-year-old man was taken into custody and charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. It was reported that he was released from custody after posting a $2,000 bail. He is due back in court at a later date in order for legal proceedings to continue. 

The family of the man killed in this incident are undoubtedly grateful that the other driver has been located. Now, they may wish to consider taking action of their own against him. Filing a lawsuit for wrongful death could help them pursue compensation for damages permitted under New York law. Other families who have lost loved ones due to accidents and injuries under similar circumstances could consider filing civil claims for financial redress as well.

Source:, "Police Nab Suspect In Hit-Run Harrison Crash That Killed Tow-Truck Operator", Zak Failla and Joe Lombardi, May 4, 2017

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